VALR Company Information

VALR has built the largest cryptocurrency platform headquartered in Africa, serving over 378,000 customers. We are proud to offer a suite of products that are helping increase economic freedom and build a financial system that recognizes the oneness of humankind.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at VALR, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture where we:

  • Default to a high degree of autonomy and ownership combined with positive energy and truth-seeking
  • Embrace feedback
  • Disrupt ourselves
  • Expect sustained high performance

Second, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone, which we’re working to achieve with our suite of products that serve South Africans and eventually customers globally.

With the above in mind and our goals of disrupting the financial system and serving humanity, we require unique, dedicated and incredibly talented people to join the VALR family.

Senior DevOps Engineer

VALR is looking for ​​experienced DevOps Engineers to improve our development, testing, and release processes allowing continuous delivery of our software to consumers. We highly value individuals with intellectual curiosity and openness. We collaborate across the organization, helping our engineers think big and take risks while building a culture of positive energy and truth-seeking. As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll build services that address challenges within our key orchestration program to reduce friction while protecting the security of digital assets.

What would you be doing?

  • Partner with the VALR Infrastructure team to support and extend existing CI/CD frameworks
  • Partner with security and compliance to build surveillance tooling into deployment pipelines
  • Provide automation support to streamline operational support and operational workflows
  • Partner with other engineering teams to streamline deployment, connectivity, security and compliance within supported infrastructure
  • Create and manage cloud deployments
  • Participate in our on-call rotation in order to support our GCP deployments and pipelines

What do we look for in you?

  • 5+ years experience supporting network infrastructure
  • 3+ years experience automating cloud infrastructure
  • Comfortable working with Linux and scripting in Bash
  • Familiarity with LAN and WAN concepts and configuration, including, switching, routing, firewalls and advanced VPC concepts
  • Experience supporting GCP services and CI/CD workflows using any framework
  • Demonstrable troubleshooting methodologies and root cause analysis
  • Strong background in all things Kubernetes, CI/CD Pipelines and Cloud-native Infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of containerisation, CI/CD concepts
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Display trust and honesty in the handling of cash or finances

Nice to haves

  • Expertise with Golang
  • Expertise automating Kubernetes deployments
  • Strong network security fundamentals
  • Experience managing and leveraging log aggregation
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth startup company
  • Expertise in Prometheus and Grafana
  • Experience in a Remote-first IT environment

What you can expect from VALR?

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like - Employees to ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity in order to effectively work remotely
  • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years. Terms and Conditions will apply.
  • Learning fund: R16,000 per employee per year for anything that helps you upskill for work, in addition to scheduled VALR training
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses
  • Statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work (COVID permitting)
  • Annual company retreats (COVID permitting)