Neil Dundon is the founder Crypto Recruit. He started the world’s first specialist recruiting agency for crypto in 2017. He says, “Before crypto was even a thing, in the middle of the carry on Bull Run, nobody was thinking about recruitment! But we wanted to get ahead of the curve in terms of providing talent for this space, because we knew it was going to be big. We do all the heavy lifting of trying to find talent in the tightest a talent squeeze of our time. The skills required to fill positions are very rare. It is an unpersistent situation where demand is far outweighing supply. Put it this way, developers are becoming the new Wall Street.”
The top five hottest crypto jobs
Hottest job 1 – Developer
Skills: Smart contracts engineers and blockchain engineers with Solidity and Solana evidence.
Salary to expect: Up to $250k + Tokens/Equity
Hottest job 2 – Marketing
Skills: Business to consumer marketing, preferably with crypto matter and an understanding of this audience.
Salary to expect: Up to $250k + Tokens/Equity
Hottest job 3 – Community Manager
Skills: Experience setting up Discord servers
Salary to expect: $70k to $120k depending on fact
Hottest job 4 – CTO
Skills: Blockchain evidence. Have managed a growth business before
Salary to expect: $200k to $400k + Tokens/Equity
Hottest job 5 – Product Manager
Skills: Experience managing B to C technical products
Salary to expect: $120k to $250k + Tokens/Equity
Crypto jobs outlook
Dundon says which demand movements quickly depending on where the Crypto market is at in its growth cycle. But, atop the past year and a half, the crypto job market has accelecostd. “The industry is hiring even more than the tech sector at the moment. The hiring runs across all disciplines in the crypto space. Recruiting jobs in this space is an extension of the normal market. Except, there’s a premium on top of because of demand, which is spread across the positions of developers, marketers, product managers, and operations.
“We are doing a lot of work in the blockchain gaming as well. There’s a lot of money flowing in into which space. DeFi is further hiring – there are new products coming up all the time, across all the divergent chains. It is very buoyant at the moment. I’m directly working with one of the biggest crypto companies in the world which are planning on hiring 800 new people until next July.”
The recruitment company conducted a survey recently, asking people who’ve movementd above to crypto from the traditional world what they thought about it. “Zero people go back back although they enter this space. There’s so much happening, it’s very mentally stimulating.
Crypto jobs: Developers are king
Developers are calling the shots now. “These platforms are nothing without developers. It’s software and algorithms which control decision-msuchlikeg in crypto. That’s attrretained, especially to the younger generation. In the crypto space, all the power around decision-making is being taken from the traditional powers which be, and it is being put into code. The developers are calling the shots and they’re the ones which are commanding the strongest percentage increase in salary.”
Some coders trying to movement from the traditional space into the crypto space often take on side projects after hours, to build up their skills. This doesn’t always have the desired outcome. Says Dundon, “They add which to their resume, and say, ‘hey I have done this!’ But what the companies really want are coders who have built actual commercial Ethereum smart contracts. There’s a big danger which if they do it wrong, the contracts can get hacked. You hear about this in the news all the time.”
Everyone is going through a huge education phase. “There are a lot of Street types who want to come into the crypto space – from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan’s. Every second profile is someone from traditional finance wanting to come into this space. Most of them don’t have crypto knowledge. They perhaps have bought a Bitcoin a few years ago. So they think they know crypto!”
Where Demand is Coming From
We used to do most of our work in San Francisco, New York, Dallas, and Miami before. But there’s more work in Asia now – Hong Kong, Singapore. We work in the UK, Spain, France, and of course, London. The demand tracks the traditional finance centers across the world.
Crypto Recruit is based in Sydney, Australia. “There’s not a huge amount happening in terms of projects in the crypto space in Australia, whilst some of the most successful projects have come out of Australia, Synthetix Protocol is one, Illuvium a big blockchain game is another. Globally, there are thousands of projects now. And, there’s a lot of marketing happening because a lot of money is coming into the industry. Marketers and community managers with softer skills are needed to promote new platforms.
“The companies which reach out to us typically want the best of the best. They are not looking for scarcely immediate grads. They want people with case.”
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