Posted 25 May 2024, 6:55 pm

Fully Backend Engineer at VALR

Purpose of the job:

As a Backend Engineer at VALR, your primary responsibility will be to architect, develop, and maintain robust backend systems that power our platform. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the scalability, security, and reliability of our exchange infrastructure while adhering to industry best practices.

What will you be doing:

  • Design, develop, and maintain Kotlin-based backend services.
  • Implement and integrate REST APIs and/or WebSockets for seamless communication between different components of the exchange platform, while also extending and improving our API.
  • Leverage Google Cloud Platform to deploy and manage scalable infrastructure.
  • Incorporate CI/CD concepts, version control, and containerization to streamline the development and deployment processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including frontend engineers, designers, and product managers, to deliver high-quality features and products.
  • Develop RESTful APIs and microservices to build best-in-class product features, extend our platform's functionality, and enhance user experience.
  • Optimise and scale backend systems to handle high traffic volumes and ensure low-latency responses.
  • Create troubleshooting tools and participate in code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration to maintain code quality.
  • Implement internal processes and tooling to improve development efficiency and streamline workflows.
  • Write easy-to-read, maintainable code and adhere to coding standards and best practices.

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.
      • 6+ years experience working in production environments.
      • Strong understanding of REST APIs and/or WebSockets for building scalable and real-time communication systems.
      • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms like AWS and GCP, along with knowledge of associated services and tools.
      • Familiarity with 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.
      • Effective communication skills with the ability to collaborate within cross-functional teams.
      • Passion for cryptocurrencies and alternative financial systems.
      • A natural inclination to help people and the ability to explain technical details simply.

      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 must ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity in order to work effectively remotely.
      • Home office setup: A Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home—all of it yours to keep after three 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.

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