Senior Backend Developer
We are making it easy for people in Latin America to earn, save and spend with crypto. Valiu's infrastructure is designed to support the transition from fiat to crypto, for everyone. We are focused on Latin America's emerging economies, starting with Venezuela. We’re enabling the first crypto economy in Venezuela, and aim to follow with other LatAm economies thereafter.
We aim to increase economic freedom for people and businesses living under hyperinflation so that they can acquire, hold, pay and earn in a stable asset. We are now pursuing this by offering crypto-enabled products to end consumers, while abstracting all crypto-related complexities.
We are pragmatic first, and we are playing the long game. We process payments, custody crypto, detect fraud, build on blockchain, design world-class APIs, and more. Every request we process is very important to everyone involved and Valiu’s availability and reliability are critical to ensure and promote trust in our platform.
Valiu is now officially remote. We have team members across Latin America, the US, Europe and Africa.
As Senior Backend Developer, your mission is to develop and maintain our core backend, which handles several types of financial operations, calculates money exchange rates and does Valiu's treasury operations. This involves maintaining and developing integrations with third party providers, writing unit tests to ensure the quality of the code, and documenting your work so that other people can easily understand it.
You will report and work with other backend developers, data scientists and infrastructure developers.
Qualities of an Ideal Candidate
Below are some guidelines that we believe an ideal candidate would have. Above all, we're doing bold new things, and as such we prioritize seeking people that want to grow, learn and better themselves every day. This is more important to us than having any specific skill or experience.
The easy stuff
- You can plan, organize, schedule and budget in an efficient productive manner. You focus on key priorities.
- You move quickly and take a forceful stand without being overly abrasive.
- You are able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.
- You act without being told what to do and bring ideas to the company. You demonstrate tenacity and willingness to get sh*t done.
- You are able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. You determine opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
- 5+ years of experience working on backend systems and REST APIs.
- Experience working with PostgreSQL and/or MongoDB.
- Proficient in English.
Nice to have
- Fluency in Typescript
- Experience working with large financial distributed systems.
Perks at Valiu
- Remote team, work from anywhere in the world.
- Competitive compensation (including stock options).
- Remote health insurance.
- Exercise monthly bonus, spend as you will on exercise stuff.
- Education monthly bonus, spend as you will on education stuff.
- Access to Reforge growth programs.
- Compensation in USD or Bitcoin.