There’s no getting around it: the jobs market is tough. More so than ever, budding candidates must set themselves apart from the competition and network tirelessly, even if it means doing so from behind a laptop screen.
Despite the economic difficulties many countries are facing — and the resultant impact on the jobs market in most industries — the good news is that demand for crypto specialists hasn’t really let up. And with strong evidence that we’ve entered another bull cycle, don’t expect that trend to reverse anytime soon. From strategists and UX developers to operations managers and marketing gurus, blockchain jobs vacancies are popping up all over the place.
Here’s a snapshot of openings in the crypto world as of November 2020.
If you’re looking for a fresh challenge, cast your eyes over this scattering of current job openings curated by CryptoJobsList and CMC.
CoinMarketCap is the number one trusted aggregator of crypto asset and exchange rankings, with a mission to make crypto discoverable and understandable globally. Launched in 2013 and employing a fully remote workforce, CoinMarketCap was acquired by Binance Capital Management in April 2020, though it continues to operate independently from its parent company.
At the present time, CoinMarketCap is recruiting a marketing and community engagement manager, a listing operations analyst (volunteer), a site reliability engineer, a tools engineer, a front end engineer and a full stack engineer.
If you’re passionate about crypto and learning new things, CoinMarketCap is the place for you!
Dune Analytics is stepping up the hunt for a frontend engineer to help them capitalize on recent explosive growth. Founded in Oslo, Norway by Fredrik Haga and Mats Julian Olsen in 2018, the startup makes it easy for anyone to instantly and seamlessly analyze Ethereum data and share their impressions with the community. Last month, the firm raised $2m with backing from VC funds like Hashed, Multicoin Capital, Coinbase Ventures and Dragonfly Capital.
The candidate will be joining a tight-knit team, and with that in mind Fredrik and Mats are looking for someone who is independent, communicative and curious, with a knack for writing well-tested, production-quality code. The ideal candidate will have experience hosting and running code in production, preferably with Kubernetes, and will be comfortable working with the entire Dune stack, with a focus on the web app and APIs powering it. If you enjoy React and Next.js and know Typescript like the back of your hand, why not throw your hat in the ring?
An experienced director is sought at Ripple, the global payment firm whose native asset, XRP, is a top five cryptocurrency by market cap. Ripple enables financial institutions to quickly and cost-effectively process customer payments, regardless of their location. Although the company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., London, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo and Reykjavík, the duties of this particular post can be executed remotely.
The director of developer relations will be tasked with conceiving and leading initiatives to engage, support and grow the worldwide XRP community of developers, acting as a vital link between devs and Ripple’s product and engineering team. The focus will be on RippleX, the company’s open platform for money. The preferred candidate will have a dozen plus years’ experience including five in a developer or developer management/relations role; the ability to translate complex technical information into narratives; and a natural enthusiasm for product management and engineering. An avid interest in Ripple’s payment problem solving would be a bonus.
Ripple is also seeking a senior software engineer, to be based either in New York or San Francisco. The individual will own the tech strategy of RippleX’s developer SDK, drive execution of technical vision, extend the SDK to support additional languages beyond NodeJS, Swift and Java and pioneer new use cases for XRP. Due to the role’s seniority, the post-holder should also be comfortable with mentoring others and leading from the front. A solid track record of working on open-source projects and/or API-driven businesses is key, with a passion for getting under the hood of blockchain a major plus.
Unstoppable Domains is a small but fast-growing team of entrepreneurs, developers and crypto enthusiasts, fiercely committed to building domain extensions (like .com or .info) on blockchains and simplifying blockchain-based payments. Headquartered in San Francisco and with another office in Kyiv, the startup is backed by Draper Associates and Boost VC and has received grants from the Ethereum Foundation and the Zilliqa Foundation.
As a reflection of the company’s startling growth, Unstoppable Domains is planning to scale up from 20 to 80 employees in the next 18 months, and a remote operations manager is needed to oversee process improvement, recruitment and organization design. Reporting directly to the CEO Matthew Gould, the candidate will be proficient with management systems with excellent verbal and written communication skills. A minimum of three years’ related experience in tech startups is a must, as is superior organizational nous. Note your interest quickly, since this one’s certain to attract plenty of interest.
Australia’s premier crypto asset investment firm, Apollo Capital, seeks to provide clients with diversified, strategic exposure to virtual currencies. Blending traditional financial services experience with deep knowledge of the cryptosphere, the team is on the hunt for a portfolio manager to work remotely across portfolio construction, trading strategy, research, deal sourcing and execution.
The Polyient Games ecosystem seeks to change the way gamers and investors interact with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With many insiders expecting blockchain technology to redefine the gaming experience in the years ahead, the chain-agnostic investment firm is perfectly poised to capitalize.
A lead UX designer is currently being recruited, with the candidate able to fulfill the duties of the post remotely. As well as possessing a deep knowledge of gaming and blockchain technology, the designer will have a passion for distilling complex ideas into easy, elegant design solutions. Experience of UX design for the gaming, blockchain or esports industries would be looked upon favorably, and applicants will need to demonstrate expertise with commonly used design patterns for mobile and desktop. Five plus years in a product design or similar role is required.
Kleros is an Ethereum-based dispute resolution layer concerned with dispensing what it calls “decentralized justice.” The arbitration protocol depends on game theoretic incentives to ensure jurors rule cases correctly, rendering judgments in a fast, inexpensive manner. Committed to revolutionizing the concepts of law and governance in the digital world,
Kleros employs a talented team of developers, designers and researchers, and it is currently on the hunt for a communications manager to drive conversations in the social sphere. Although able to work remotely, the candidate should have the availability to travel for occasional team meetings. So if you’re comfortable planning social content, nurturing relationships with community members and reporting on social media engagements, don’t hesitate to apply. Oh, and it’d be a big plus if you’re a language buff (Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian preferred).
A blockchain protocol founded by Cornell’s Emin Gün Sirer, Avalanche is intent on building the Internet of Finance via DApps, financial primitives and new interoperable blockchains. Earlier this year, the startup completed a $42 million public token sale, shortly after raising $12 million in a private sale. And it isn’t slowing down.
Avalanche is recruiting a remote software engineer, someone who can develop solutions that accommodate a range of Ethereum-supported runtime environments running on Avalanche. Design and development of Solidity smart contracts and their runtime stack will constitute the post-holder’s main responsibilities, with the candidate expected to create and deploy DApps, smart contracts, lending applications and the like. A minimum of two years’ experience as a full stack engineer is required, and understanding of cryptographic primitives, SDKs and APIs is essential. This is a highly specialized but incredibly rewarding role, with the ability to work remotely on a range of transformative projects.
UpBots allows users to trade CEX, DEX and DeFi from a single point of control. Fresh off a record-breaking IEO in September, the all-in-one platform is seeking to hire a social media and growth hacking marketer to push things to the next level.
Working as part of a close-knit team, the candidate will be responsible for community, content creation, social media strategy and posts, and execution. This is a hands-on role with a major focus on increasing market awareness and creating an impactful social media strategy. Someone with three plus years’ experience as a social media manager would be perfect, ideally at a blockchain startup of some description. Flexible working hours and the potential to play a major role during a developmental phase mean this post is likely to attract great interest.
DXY Finance is a DeFi yield farming protocol that incentivizes traders to pledge crypto assets to pools built within the DXY ecosystem. In return, they earn interest in the DXY governance token. Liquidity pools include CORN, FIRE, DXY/ETH, DXY and a dedicated pool for popular defi tokens such as YFI, SUSHI and LINK.
As well as a blockchain dev, DXY is looking for an experienced code author to appraise DXY codes and a marketing manager who can create and execute dynamic strategies in the digital realm. The manager will work alongside a social media manager, content creator and graphic designer to attract participants to the expanding DXY ecosystem.
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