How to find a job in the cryptocurrency industry

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Blockchain and smart contracts are not just fintech tools. These technologies have shaped a borderless world based on decentralization. By communicating in loop languages, only programmers really understand how blockchain works and why most smart contracts are vulnerable. Despite this, there is work in the field of cryptocurrencies for specialists who make digital products convenient and understandable for the end user, and popularize them. The article discusses positions on the tag “cryptocurrency vacancies” and highlights specialties that have sufficient demand, but a small supply.

Who to work with without knowing programming languages

For clarity of the statistics of job search in the blockchain field, the result of a survey of 241 users of the Crypto HeadHunter telegram channel is presented.

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The diagram clearly shows that representatives of IT specialties, management, marketers, copywriters, traders and analysts are looking for jobs. Least of all are SMM specialists, traffic managers and support specialists. These positions are worth considering in more detail.

Traffic manager is engaged in the development and implementation of a strategy for the purchase of traffic, management of paid traffic channels on Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, LInkedin, Double click and control of the work of external agencies for the purchase of traffic.


A mathematical approach to marketing.
knowledge of technologies of contextual and targeted advertising.
Knowledge of web analytics systems (GA, YM).
Knowledge of the features of advertising ICO and crypto projects.
Knowledge of mobile tracking systems.
Salary: $ 2000

The SMM manager leads the Bitcointalk, Medium, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit communities, draws up and develops a content plan, viral advertising campaigns, monitors statistics and is engaged in guerrilla marketing.


Work experience in SMM from 3 years.
Working with cryptocurrency (ability to install and use crypto-wallets).
Conducting targeted advertising.
Experience with or Cerebro Target service.
Ability to write in different styles.
Knowledge and experience in all of the above channels.
Knowledge of the cryptocurrency market, ICO, blockchain technology, etc.
Excellent knowledge of the Russian language.
The level of English is not lower than upper intermediate.
Salary: $ 900

The probability of finding a job as an SMM manager is high, since there are not so many representatives of this specialty with sufficient work experience, and the demand among employers exceeds the supply.


Blockchain programmers

The first person to become a blockchain developer provided himself with $ 19 billion in just one development.


Let’s take a look at the most popular blockchain jobs in 2018.

Blockchain developer – a position that involves the creation of a commercial product using blockchain technologies, integration with other systems (banks, electronic payment systems) for all trade operations, and the development of cryptocurrency processing.


Knowledge of the basics of the functioning of blockchain systems.
Development experience from 5 years.
Knowledge of Java JS, experience in using AWS SQS message queues, NoSQL and SQL databases, Kafka-React.js, working with Docker, experience in creating REST, Websocket microservices, Angular 2+.
Knowledge of software development patterns, basic algorithms.
Experience in creating automated tests.
Proven experience with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Knowledge of the principles of functioning of servers and p2p-networks.
Working with cryptography and network protocols.
Blockchain specialist salary: $ 2500-3000.

A smart contract developer is engaged in the creation and testing of smart contracts. Despite the rise in popularity of EOS, Ethereum remains the main platform for developing smart contracts.


Experience in developing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
Confident knowledge of algorithms, data structures.
Proven development experience in Java, NodeJS, web3.js, JavaScript, scale, C ++, solidity.
Strong knowledge of cryptography, understanding of cryptographic protocols.
Knowledge of network programming.
Experience in the development of high-load fault-tolerant systems, understanding of consensus algorithms, experience in low-level programming.
Salary: $ 2000

Project manager is not a blockchain job, as it is not a technical position. The manager manages the project, forms a team of programmers and testers, builds development cycles, works with motivation, team cohesion, communicates corporate culture and tracks individual results. Most often, PM becomes after experience as a tester or developer.


PM work experience from 3 years.
Obligatory knowledge of programming languages.
Work experience in an Agile team.
Working in the Jira / Confluence environment.
English (according to the international system IELTS> 6).
Salary: $ 1300.

Features of work in the crypto world

There are separate sites for job search in the crypto community. For example, international cryptocurrencyjobs or Russian

Remote work in the cryptocurrency space is more common than in other niches. At least 40% of employers offer long distance collaboration.
Technical education is encouraged.
New projects regularly update job listings.
The vast majority of positions require knowledge of the English language.
It is necessary to understand how cryptocurrencies work and how they interact with them.
The main requirement for an employee is a sincere interest and passion for the world of blockchain.