The cryptocurrency industry is booming. There’s never been a better time to get into the market, and there are plenty of jobs available for people looking to work in the field, making it one of the fastest-growing industries right now.
Jobs range from software engineers to marketers who can help companies enter this space or promote their crypto project on social media channels like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, etc. Crypto-specific companies are expanding quickly, but even traditional companies have begun embracing crypto-assets as investment opportunities.
If you’re looking for a new career, check out these 15 companies that are hiring for crypto jobs right now so you can find your dream job in 2021 and beyond.
1. Coinbase (175 jobs)
Coinbase Global, Inc. is a big player in the cryptocurrency exchange scene. As a matter of fact, in early 2021, it was the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the US. As a crypto exchange, and a big one at that, you can expect that Coinbase offers plenty of jobs in the field, and with an average pay of $180,000, the company is the highest-paying employer on our list who is currently hiring for crypto-related positions.
Coinbase is currently offering a remote position as a Senior Engineering Manager for Exchange Operations. It’s a well-paid job involving managing a team of Exchange engineers to run all of Coinbase’s Exchange operations, ensuring the platform’s resilience, stability, and performance. It’s a senior role, and it requires 10+ years of experience in software engineering, 5+ in engineering management and 2+ managing engineering managers.
2. Point72 (29 jobs)
Point72 is an asset management company founded in 1991 on Long Island by former Goldman Sachs executive (and billionaire) Steve Cohen. With $4.8 billion in assets under management and 29 current openings for Bloomberg-proven talent who can manage complex portfolios and grow asset lists, Point72 has an opportunity for you to get your career off the ground.
Point72 is hiring a crypto expert who is passionate about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The position is for a Cryptocurrency Trade Support Manager who will help build out the firm’s infrastructure and operations for digital assets and cryptocurrency, manage all aspects of crypto trade support, including settlement and reconciliation of digital assets and cryptocurrencies and collaborate with a cross-functional team to establish and enhance the firm’s cryptocurrency trading platform. The role involves working closely with Compliance, Risk Management, Taxation & Treasury teams on risk management strategies related to cryptocurrencies.
To apply for this job, which also includes a host of employee benefits, you’ll need to have 6-10 years of experience in trading ops, experience in reconciliation and settlements with digital assets and cryptocurrencies, strong leadership, management, and people development skills, as well as other requirements.
3. PayPal (143 jobs)
PayPal Holdings, Inc. is one of those companies almost everyone has heard of at some point in their lives. The digital payments and financial services giant is based in San Jose, CA. and was launched in 1998 as Confinity. The company went public twice in its history, once in 2002, then it was bought by eBay, and then it was spun off as an independent company again, currently being traded as PYPL on Nasdaq.
Besides being a famous brand with a value of $1.5 billion, 325 million active accounts strewn across 200+ countries, and being a Fortune 500 company, PayPal is also famous for being founded by the current billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Recently, PayPal launched its cryptocurrency service, allowing account holders to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies, albeit not use them to pay for products or services. Either way, this means that the company needs talented cryptocurrency experts. At the moment, they’re offering a position as a Crypto Security Software Engineer in Austin, TX. You’ll be working as a software engineer that is part of the Enterprise Cyber Security team.
You’ll want to prep ahead of time to nail the interview if you’re thinking of applying since this job involves writing high-quality code, building products from scratch, expanding current products and tools and translating business requirements into detailed design specs and code, among other responsibilities.
4. Kraken (24 jobs)
Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange located in the United States. It’s one of the largest of its kind, having been founded in 2011. The platform enables bitcoin-to-fiat money trading and is one of the few exchanges that provide live price data to Bloomberg Terminal. As of today, residents of 48 US states and 176 nations use Kraken every day.
Kraken is currently looking for a software developer to fill a Senior Software Engineer in Crypto Custody role. It pays $100K-$150K per year to help define, design and build state-of-the-art crypto custody solutions. The key responsibilities this job entails are researching and integrating new crypto-assets into the custody system, maintaining and developing new security solutions using tested and new technologies.
If you have 5+ years of experience as a full-stack developer and are well-versed in major cybersecurity operations, this could be the job for you.
5. Braintree Payments (23 jobs)
Braintree is a leading payments company. It provides tools and API to securely help developers accept credit cards, Apple Pay, Bitcoin, Venmo and PayPal. In other words, Braintree Payments is a payment company that connects people and commerce. Businesses like Airbnb, Uber, and Twitter use Braintree to process payments across the web and mobile devices. The company was founded in 2007 and was bought by PayPal in 2013. It currently has hundreds of employees around the world and is based in Chicago.
The company’s culture emphasizes clear communication and a strong work ethic. At the same time, it welcomes innovation and creative thinking from its team members. It encourages employees to take the initiative in solving problems and developing new products or services to contribute to its growth. The management style at the company is also collaborative, so staff members are less likely to feel overburdened when they need help from other colleagues to finish a project.
Braintree is hiring a Lead Software Engineer to help them build and improve high-impact distributed security and cryptosystems. You will be responsible for anchoring major team initiatives, growing the scale of their products, reducing complexity, and burning down technical debt. It’s an opportunity to join a dynamic team working on some of Braintree Payments’ most important projects. As part of this role, you will develop solutions that bring industry-leading security and crypto practices to Braintree and solve the needs of the company’s customers and compliance teams with an eye towards self-service products backed by efficient operations.
6. Javelin (now Escalent)(8 jobs)
Founded in 2014, Javelin is a full-service cryptocurrency empire with over $1 billion in assets under management. They provide personalized customer care and institutional-level trade execution. Their three main focus areas are enterprise solutions for institutional clients, individual investing account support for retail traders, and education with their trading academy. Their headquarters are in San Diego, California.
If you are passionate about cryptocurrencies, then Javelin wants you. They’re looking for someone who is excited by the potential of blockchain technology and wants to help shape its future to join their team as a Lead Cryptocurrency Analyst. You will be responsible for identifying and monitoring trends in cryptocurrency and payments. You will also have the opportunity to advise clients on opportunities in this space.
This role requires understanding how cryptocurrencies work, what they can do, where they fit into existing financial systems, and how they might evolve. The ideal candidate has a strong academic background with at least seven years of experience working within finance or consulting roles that involve research or analysis of emerging technologies such as blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT).
7. Square, Inc. (398 jobs)
Square is one of the most successful mobile payment and commerce platforms out there. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and it has a wide geographical reach with internationally focused outreach efforts. Square was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey. The former also happens to be Twitter’s CEO. One of Square’s most loved features is that it enables businesses to accept credit cards without extra costs or complications.
Square offers many other services as well, which makes it a great all-in-one platform for businesses, including a free peer-to-peer payment service called Square Cash and a digital wallet called Square Wallet.
If you love building products that change the world, Square is looking for a hands-on technical leader to join the team as an Engineering Manager and help them build, maintain, and grow Cash App’s blockchain-based financial services. You will work alongside leads from all disciplines to expand the company’s existing product line with a mission of empowering individuals across the world by providing financial services based on Bitcoin and other digital assets.
8.Ripple (69 jobs)
Ripple is a blockchain technology that enables the secure transfer of funds between two parties. This blockchain makes it possible for any currency to be sent to anyone in the world in mere seconds, reliably and at negligible cost. Ripple offers a real-time global payments network that can reduce the cost and improve cross-border transactions’ speed. The company was established in 2012, and it has offices in San Francisco, Sydney, London, Luxembourg and New York. Ripple’s distributed financial technology outperforms today’s banking infrastructure by lowering expenses, increasing processing speeds, and providing end-to-end visibility into payment.
This company is building some of the world’s most powerful payment solutions, and they’re looking for a Staff Software Engineer to work in San Francisco, CA. As part of their team, you will help build next-generation financial applications that enable banks to settle cross-border payments instantly with end-to-end tracking. You will be responsible for designing and developing enterprise distributed payment applications that execute settlement within seconds while prototyping new solutions for complex problems.
This position requires working closely with other engineers across multiple disciplines, including product management, marketing operations engineering teams, and external partners such as banks and vendors deploying Ripple products worldwide.
9. Gemini.com (50 jobs)
Gemini.com is a New York-based company founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. It operates an online marketplace for buying and selling digital currencies like bitcoin. Gemini.com allows customers to buy or sell digital currency in real-time through their site or APIs available in multiple languages, including Java, Ruby, Python, and more. They also offer a simple, easy to use state-of-the-art trading platform where customers can use charts and graphs to keep up with different investment opportunities. They are also one of the exchanges selected from across the globe to work with CME Group for its Bitcoin Reference Rate & Data Services, which creates a standardized bitcoin price.
In light of how employment relationships have changed, Gemini has an Office Optional Policy that allows employees to work from one of their physical locations or home. They’re offering a remote position as a Senior Software Engineer to work on their tech platforms team. If you choose to work at Gemini, you will have the opportunity to influence every aspect of the platform as it grows into millions of users. The company culture encourages developers to contribute ideas for improving developer productivity and quality across the entire stack.
10. Andreessen Horowitz (15 jobs)
Andreessen Horowitz is an American venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investments in technology companies. The company was founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who also ran Netscape. It’s a well-known name in the tech industry and a premier investing partner for startups in Silicon Valley, with a stellar investor portfolio that includes Airbnb, Hortonworks, Instagram, Skype, Pinterest and Twitter.
Suppose you’re a cybersecurity specialist who knows a good deal about blockchain or who is willing to learn the ropes. In that case, you may be interested to know that Andreessen Horowitz is hiring a crypto Cybersecurity Engineer to work in Menlo Park, CA. You will help develop and drive the company’s automated security detection and response capabilities strategy while working alongside some of the best minds in cybersecurity today. They’re looking for someone passionate about their craft, can communicate clearly with both technical experts and non-technical stakeholders, and is comfortable taking the initiative without being told what to do every step of the way.
11. CipherTrace, Inc. (23 jobs)
CipherTrace, Inc is a multinational corporation that specializes in cybercrime intelligence and money laundering prevention. The company has a large network of analysts and is a global provider of cybersecurity intelligence. They have the most comprehensive view of illegal activity going on in the cryptocurrency space. The company monitors transactions that originate from ransomware attacks, malware distribution sites, and darknet markets. In addition to monitoring criminal activity, they also track the movement of dirty money around the world.
CipherTrace is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, someone with experience working with large-scale databases and the ability to work on user interface and user experience. You will be working in their Los Gatos, CA office designing, developing, and maintaining the company’s cryptocurrency threat intelligence platform software. If you get the job, you will have an opportunity to develop production-level user interfaces used by analysts at some of the world’s largest companies to manage their security information and events. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, enjoys solving problems using code, loves learning new technologies quickly, can adapt easily to change while still being able to focus on details when needed.
12. TradeStation Technologies (31 jobs)
TradeStation Technologies is one of the world’s leading providers of professional tools to identify and manage potential opportunities in global equity, futures, foreign exchange, and options markets. Available via desktop computers, mobile devices, API, or guided workflow systems across multiple institutions, TradeStation provides innovative solutions for today’s active traders.
TradeStation pioneered commission-free online trading services with eSignal Technologies – one of the first online brokerage firms to offer its customers free equity trades. The company also offers Market Analytics incorporating some of the industry’s most powerful analytic tools for day traders and investors.
TradeStation employs hundreds of people in offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia and is currently looking for an experienced Software Engineer who wants to be part of a remote crypto team that wants to revolutionize the financial industry. You will have the opportunity to create new products and features while working with cutting-edge technologies in their fast-paced environment. You’ll be required to help TradeStation build its real-time transactions system with sub-second latency at scale, and you will be responsible for the design and implementation of new features, as well as maintaining existing code.
13. SFOX (9 jobs)
SFOX is an electronic trading company with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. The company has been around since 2014 and offers services for both institutional and retail market traders, providing one of the best platforms for cryptocurrency trading on the market. Since its foundation, the company has attracted venture capital from companies such as Y Combinator. They very recently unveiled the first hedge fund-specific crypto trading platform.
If you’re looking for a new, high-paying job, SFox is looking for an experienced Software Engineer with a background in blockchain to join their team. You’ll work on making it easy to use blockchains, secure systems and improve key management systems. You will work closely with SFox’s founder and CTO and learn how to work on blockchain platforms, applied cryptography, financial engineering, and more.
14. Coin Metrics (7 jobs)
Coin Metrics is a company that has been operating since 2017 and has headquarters in Boston, MA. It provides research and analytics services to various institutions helping them assess the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrencies. They have created a quality product for the industry by focusing on the valuation of cryptocurrency and have also provided a mechanism for institutions to perform portfolio analysis efficiently. The Coin Metrics platform provides deep algorithmic trading signals based on the analysis of blockchain data, which are then translated into actionable trade ideas.
This company is currently hiring an experienced backend software engineer to join their team and work remotely. You will be surrounded by talented people passionate about decentralized economies and the data behind them. Break new ground, create exciting new data-driven research and products, and help shape the future of finance. Key responsibilities include building distributed, reliable, and performant software architectures that power our cutting-edge analytics platform.
15. Hudson River Trading (57 jobs)
Hudson River Trading is an established, leading proprietary trading firm that partners with some of the world’s largest investment banks. The company was founded in 2002 by Alex Morcos, Suhas Daftuar and Jason Carroll. Operating as an independent broker-dealer, Hudson has traded trillions of dollars worth of securities in the global equity markets, accounting for 5% of the total volume of trades in the US in 2014.
HRT is the leader in blockchain infrastructure, and they’re looking for a talented crypto infrastructure developer to join their team in New York. You can work on one of the most cutting-edge technologies out there with some of the best people in this space. HRD offers competitive salaries and benefits, including full medical coverage for employees on staff or new hires. It also provides a 401(k) program with employer match-up, paid time off for conferences and vacations after one year.