No Bear Market for Crypto Talent: These 10 Companies Are Hiring Now
Many companies are on the hunt for people who are fired up, all-in and ready to get their hands dirty to reignite the crypto and blockchain industry
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Companies across crypto are more determined than ever to hire experts and hold onto top talent after a brutal year.
With a long-term vision of the industry’s potential, many firms (even non-crypto natives) are looking to expand their services by bringing in crypto, decentralized finance and blockchain specialists.
All this while industries around the world, especially the tech sector, have been hit with wave after wave of layoffs. Many skilled workers are left searching for their next move.
Here are some companies that have several crypto and blockchain-related job openings:
Crypto exchange Bitget doubled its workforce to 1,300 in the last year. It says it built its business strategy with potential negative scenarios in mind.
The company is ambitiously expanding into emerging markets like Africa and Latin America, providing exciting opportunities for local experts. With regional centers already established in Asia and Latin America, it’s now eyeing talented individuals to join the team.
Currently, more than 36 open job positions are listed on LinkedIn, but a representative for the firm said 300 positions are open with a major focus on user experience, compliance and Web3 careers.
Wintermute is an algorithmic trading firm that provides liquidity to crypto markets.
It also provides market-making services and teams up with exchanges and other market participants to boost liquidity into the crypto ecosystem.
Recruitment platform Lever shows the firm has at least 15 open job postings based in London and Singapore.
Axie Infinity creator Sky Mavis is on the lookout for top-notch experts in game development, blockchain engineering and marketing to join their team.
The video game developer has nearly 30 open positions in Vietnam, Singapore and the US, according to hiring platform Workable.
Uniswap, Ethereum’s top decentralized exchange, is one of the most popular DeFi protocols.
Since 2018, the platform has serviced the crypto ecosystem with a user-friendly dapp for token swaps.
Uniswap is currently on the hunt for talented individuals who can help them stay ahead of the curve, and LinkedIn shows at least 12 open job positions in engineering-based roles.
MultiversX (formerly Elrond)
Blockchain platform MultiverseX, which rebranded from Elrond in late 2022, is eager to keep building out metaverse infrastructure.
MultiverseX is looking to expand its ecosystem and forge new partnerships, which means exciting career opportunities for professionals with expertise in blockchain development.
The firm’s website shows at least 15 open positions in backend and frontend development, business development, marketing and UI/UX design.
Multinational professional services firm Deloitte provides services including consulting, audit, tax and advisory services to clients across industries.
It’s known for its expertise in financial and risk management and digital transformation. The ‘Big Four’ auditor currently has 331 open job positions on LinkedIn, including tax advisory services.
Fellow accounting giant EY similarly offers consultancy services like audit, tax compliance, transaction advisory and performance improvement.
The company has an extensive selection of job openings for blockchain-related positions in China, Hong Kong, the US and Spain, as stated on its website.
San Francisco-based Ripple, the blockchain tech company that constantly makes headlines about its ongoing legal battle with the SEC over XRP, has strategically expanded into the Asian market, particularly in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
It currently has more than 55 open job listings in Toronto, San Francisco, Bangalore, London and Singapore.
Coinbase is also in hot water with the SEC over potential violations of securities laws.
But that hasn’t stopped the top US crypto exchange from wanting to grow, as the company has almost 60 job listings up for grabs — and many of them are in engineering.
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by trade volume, recently got into trouble for failing to register properly with US financial authorities.
However, the crypto exchange still has over 380 job listings up for grabs in locations around the world.
A bunch of the open roles are in legal and compliance.
How to break into the Web3 job market
And those who can navigate the complex world of Solidity, Node.js, Python, Go, Rust and Scala are worth their weight in bitcoin.
User experience developers are also some of the most sought-after candidates in the industry right now. Many companies — both Web2 and Web3 — have realized clunky interfaces turn away many users.
“As the industry gets progressively crowded, user experience has become a differentiator for crypto-native companies and corporations venturing into the space,” Feinerman said.
She warned that some companies may be struggling to identify and properly evaluate talent, and may end up overlooking star candidates in the process.
So, ready to take the plunge? Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back.
“The reality is, we are all learning and we are still only at the very beginning. Dive in head-first, accept that there will be a steep learning curve and embrace the inevitable challenges along the way, because it is genuinely such an exciting space to be part of,” Feinerman said.
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