Luno is hiring a
Web3 Senior Android Engineer

Compensation: $95k - $106k *

Location: WC Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

About us:

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.

Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.

Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely

The role in a nutshell:

You’ll be joining a group of highly motivated software engineers who you’ll work collaboratively with to help Luno succeed with our mission. You will set standards, recommend continual improvement and mentoring fellow engineers to do the right thing.

Your focus will be on our product cyber security, and customer authentication /authorisation journey, detecting and preventing fraud and financial crime. We put our customers at the center of what we do. You will work closely with our Product Managers leading the way with creative solutions centered on customer value and customer experience.

You will become the domain expert, trusted by your fellow engineers and product team to design and deliver secure, customer focused solutions. You will be a mentor to engineers in your fleet and grow your role strategically as a key advisor to the engineering leadership team. The role is a mix of hands-on coding and technical leadership.

Your mission will be:

  • Building on distributed microservices that are accessed by over 10 million customers from nearly 50 countries.
  • Be a thought leader, propose continual improvement to the way we work, how we write code, how we automate manual work, continually shift quality feedback left.
  • Influence our technology strategy and roadmap, share your knowledge and research.
  • Designing, building and maintaining advanced applications services.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Writing testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability.
  • Build attractive, easy to use mobile
  • Help us select and interview Lunaut engineers of the future.
  • Inspire our fellow Lunaut engineers to enjoy doing their best work, and have fun creating customer value that directly affects customers, the company and the Bitcoin ecosystem.
  • Shape your role to showcase the best you have to offer, get involved in all hands, technical meeting of minds and presenting to the wider community.
  • Working alongside a growing team of Engineers, Principal Engineers, our CTO, Timothy Stranex (ex-Google) and our VP of Engineering, Simon Ince (ex-Microsoft) on projects like…
    • Protecting our customer's crypto with advanced security practices
    • Modeling customer risk levels based on demographic and transactional data
    • Building customer security and trust as a service
    • Enabling customers to have the best experience investing in crypto currencies

A little about you:

  • A background in computer science in areas such as algorithms, data structures, and software design
  • Expert experience in Kotlin, Material Design, performance of mobile applications
  • Passionate about user experience of mobile applications
  • You understand the benefit of behavioral driven development and how it supports delivering a great usability experience
  • Previous technical lead or staff engineer experience
  • Ability to mentor, coach and interview engineers
  • Reduces complexity, refactors and simplifies code and systems
  • Introduces processes to improve quality and efficiency
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a product and infosec teams
  • Strong understanding of customer experience and trust in identity, authentication, authorization and access control of Luno products, or a keen interest to become an expert in the customer security domain
  • Secure system, application, API and coding standards including OWASP
  • DevSecOps principles integrating security principles and testing into software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of security, vulnerability testing and code inspection tools
  • Willingness and ability to create technical documentation and technical design specifications
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • A BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience
  • A passion for cryptocurrency, innovation and research
  • To be friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed as a team
  • You have a continual growth mindset and keen to collaborate, share knowledge and ideas with others

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see

What stack we work on:

  • Kotlin, Swift & Angular
  • Go(lang), gRPC
  • Kubernetes (EKS), Docker
  • CloudFlare, CloudFront, nginx
  • MySQL (RDS), Redis (ElastiCache), etc
  • Prometheus, Grafana, CloudWatch, Jenkins

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Access to Learnerbly and Code Academy
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.

Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Compensation: $95k - $106k *

Location: WC Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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