VALR is looking for experienced security engineers to join our Engineering Team to help us deliver the best trading experience possible.

What would you be doing?

  • Assist Infrastructure engineers develop secure systems by advising on secure patterns and practices
  • Design and implement new controls into the VALR infrastructure platform that enhance the depth of our defence
  • Integrate new secure design patterns into the VALR infrastructure platform that broaden what our engineers can do safely

What we look for in you

  • You exhibit these strengths: positive energy, clear communication, continuous learning, and efficient execution
  • You have strong threat modelling skills to enable you to understand systems and what can go wrong
  • You have experience with cloud-native architectures

Must haves

  • Implementing Kubernetes security and hardening
  • Experience with Google/AWS Cloud
  • Scripting and software engineering skills
  • Container vulnerability scanning
  • Good knowledge of CI/CD and DevOps principles

Nice to haves

  • You enjoy working through complex problems and datasets
  • You have Interest in modern data management tools that help us find signal in the noise
  • You have interest in cryptography or privacy engineering
  • You have experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry - to build highly constrained architectures that are as painless as possible, while remaining highly transparent for ease of compliance and audit
  • Passion for cryptocurrencies and alternative financial systems
  • Experience working remotely in an early stage startup environment
  • A natural inclination to help people and the ability to explain technical details simply

Core Strengths

  • 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

What you can expect from VALR

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry
  • Leave: Flexible leave policy with 3 weeks minimum
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like
  • 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
  • Learning fund: R10,000 per employee per year for anything that helps you upskill for work, in addition to scheduled VALR training
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with lucrative bonuses
  • 3 months maternity and 1-month paternity paid leave
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work (COVID permitting)
  • Annual company retreats (COVID permitting)