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DevOps Engineer


1 month ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (South Africa only)

Hiring from: South Africa only

Category: DevOps / Sysadmin

VALR is looking for experienced backend developers with a DevOps focus, to join our Engineering Team to help us continue to deliver the best trading experience possible for our customers whilst striving to achieve our OKRs.


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. 


What would you be doing?

  • Be the go-to person for all things Kubernetes, CI/CD Pipelines and Cloud Infrastructure
  • The ideal DevOps candidate will also be a backend developer
  • Working closely with support to ensure the best customer experience
  • Extending and improving on our API
  • Writing easy to read, maintainable code
  • Going above and beyond when the need arises


What are the requirements? 

  • 5+ years of experience using Java or Kotlin 
  • Experience using Kubernetes in a production environment 
  • Strong understanding of containerisation, CI/CD concepts
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to operate independently in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • 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?

  • Passion for cryptocurrencies and alternative financial systems
  • Experience working remotely in an early stage startup environment

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: South Africa only.

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