VALR is looking for experienced full-stack developers to join our Engineering Team to help us deliver the best experience possible for our customers.

What would you be doing

  • Development of rich web applications using React and related technologies
  • Developing backend services
  • Designing and developing integrations into databases
  • Integration with backend REST APIs and Websockets
  • Writing easy to read, maintainable code
  • Leading junior team members and helping them level up
  • Working alongside our designers in order to convert designs into working frontend code

What we look for in you (i.e., job requirements)

  • 5+ years of experience using web frameworks professionally
  • Experience building backend services using NodeJS
  • Experience working with database technologies
  • Expertise in React, Redux and related technologies
  • Solid understanding of version control, containerisation and CI/CD concepts


    Core strengths

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to operate independently in a demanding and dynamic environment
    • Strong sense of ownership
    • Experience mentoring junior developers
    • Driven by a passion to learn constantly
    • Critical thinker not afraid to make quick decisions and follow through
    • Ability to move quickly and adapt to a changing environment


    Any nice to haves?

    • Experience with React styled-components and hooks, Redux-Saga, PostgreSQL, Docker, Git or similar technologies
    • Understanding of containerisation, CI/CD concepts
    • Passion for cryptocurrencies and alternative financial systems
    • Experience working remotely in an early stage startup environment

    Who are we?

    VALR is a South African cryptocurrency exchange. We're helping to build a new financial system that recognises the oneness of humanity.

    We’re a startup operating in a fast-paced environment where we can’t afford to stand still. We are constantly learning and growing both professionally and personally. Everyone at VALR works exceptionally hard and loves to just get stuff done. We all wear many different hats and get involved wherever and whenever we can.

    We 💙 our customers and go to extreme lengths to ensure we exceed their expectations.