[Hiring] Software Engineer at VALR

March 8, 2024

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    March 8, 2024
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Job Description

Purpose of job:

As a Software Engineer at VALR, you will contribute to the development and maintenance of both the backend and front-end components of our trading platform. Your primary objective will be to architect, design, and implement scalable and efficient solutions using Kotlin for backend services and React for frontend applications, ensuring seamless communication and optimal user experiences.

What will you be doing:

  • Design, develop, and maintain backend services using Kotlin to support the core functionality of our platform.
  • Integrate REST APIs and WebSockets for real-time communication between different components of the platform, ensuring reliability and low-latency responses.
  • Contribute to the development of rich web applications using React, TypeScript, Node.js, to deliver intuitive user interfaces and experiences.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including frontend developers, designers, and product managers to deliver high-quality features and enhancements.
  • Leverage cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deploy and manage scalable infrastructure for both backend and frontend components.
  • Write clean, maintainable code, adhere to coding standards and best practices, and participate in code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, managers, and internal stakeholders to align project goals, progress, and priorities.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and industry trends in both backend and frontend development to drive innovation and maintain competitiveness in the market.

What we look for in you:

  • Practical experience is more relevant than a formal qualification.
  • Extensive experience in backend development with proficiency in Kotlin, Java, or other JVM-based languages, and frontend development with expertise in React, TypeScript, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • 6+ years experience working in production environments
  • Strong understanding of REST APIs, WebSockets, and real-time communication systems, along with experience in integrating front-end and backend systems.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms like GCP or AWS, CI/CD concepts, version control systems (e.g., Git), and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to tackle complex technical challenges, with a commitment to writing clean, efficient code and implementing automated testing.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with a passion for cryptocurrencies and alternative financial systems.
  • A natural inclination to help people and the ability to explain technical details simply, along with a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement.

What can you expect from VALR:

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry.
  • Leave: Compliance with statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave.
  • 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: An annual upskilling budget of R16,000 per employee, which will be converted to the respective currency of the employee’s payment, in addition to scheduled VALR training.
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses.
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work.
  • Annual company retreats.