Team Lead Backend Engineer
at NGRAVE in the heart of Brussel

NGRAVE is an emerging blockchain technology pioneer on a mission to bring easy-to-use maximum security to cryptocurrency and digital asset investors.

  • Brussel
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: senior

Job Description

  • You report directly to the CTO.
  • You join the existing team of 2 FTE backend engineers and are brought up to speed to take the lead.
  • You are responsible for managing the implementation of new features according to our ambitious roadmap that is at the forefront of security innovation in the crypto space (estimated 50% of your time).
  • As the team leader you will create a pleasant working environment that inspires the team and establish a refined culture of security observability and monitoring. In the short term, you assist the CTO in hiring 3 more engineers. As you identify new roles, you will aid in expanding the team with new hires. (estimated 30% of your time).
  • You lead the maintenance of existing functionality of our backend (written in Nodejs, Typescript) while continuously identifying and implementing improvements in performance and security (estimated 20% of your time)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven leadership experience in Backend development.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • You are autonomous, proactive and capable of self-training.
  • You have a good knowledge of Nodejs, JavaScript and are comfortable working with type systems (TypeScript).
  • You are a crypto and blockchain enthusiast
  • Experience with yarn (npm) packaging systems + Lerna monorepo management.
  • Nice to have:
    • Experience with our tools Swagger, Multistage Docker, React Native, and server management, docker-compose, nginx.
    • Understanding of crypto, crypto transaction logic and crypto signing libraries.
    • Experience with continuous integration / deployment solutions.
    • Good knowledge of Linux operating systems.

What’s in it for you

  • Join a promising and award-winning young company backed by top funds from the USA, Europe and Asia, featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Cointelegraph, Crunchbase, Bitcoinist, and others, in its high-growth stage.
  • In our next phase we will expand the R&D and day-to-day IT operations teams, as well as set up hubs in other continents to increase our sales. This creates great opportunities to make your mark, have real impact, and rise to your ambitions.
  • Work on a daily basis with passionate people who love what they do.
  • We are obsessed with lifelong learning. If you are into that too, you’ve come to the right place. We make it our mission to help you become a better version of yourself, starting by setting up a development plan together.
  • Highly competitive and flexible salary package with ample fringe benefits including group- and hospitalization insurance, (optional) company car with fuel card + parking cost and car wash retribution, meal vouchers, mac book, iphone with telco subscription, internet, home working.
  • A flat organization where your opinion matters.
  • 29 official vacation days.
  • A place in our dedicated office at a top location in Brussels with great architecture, food courts, restaurants, parks, and after-work drink occasion; nearby the Brussels North railway station including free shuttle service.

Who you are about to join

  • NGRAVE is an emerging blockchain technology pioneer on a mission to bring easy-to-use maximum security to cryptocurrency and digital asset investors.
  • After witnessing with our own eyes and portfolios how several millions of dollars keep vanishing on a daily basis, we just couldn't sit idly by. So in 2018, we decided to take matters into our own hands and build the most secure solution for digital assets the world has ever seen.
  • After 3 years of intensive development, our B2C product offering is live in the market and consists of “ZERO”, the only crypto (hardware) wallet in the world with the highest security certification (EAL7); “GRAPHENE”, the most advanced key backup; and “LIQUID”, our mobile app where users can see their real-time portfolio, as well as receive and initiate transactions.
  • Selling in 85 countries, we have entered the early scale-up phase with our current team of 8 technical and 6 business FTEs. We intend to double the size of the team in the next 12 months.
  • Our partners include the world’s top tier in nanotechnology (imec), cryptography and hardware security (COSIC), secure firmware (Prove & Run), as well as thought leaders such as Jean-Jacques Quisquater: one of blockchain’s founding fathers and second reference of the bitcoin paper.
  • Awards include “Digital Pioneer 2020” (Google, PwC, Trends), “Disruptive Innovator of the Year 2021” (, “Next Unicorn Award 2019” (imec.istart), and “Global Startup Challenge Bronze Award” (Sandcastle).

Brussels “Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis” // Product Development - Lead Backend Engineer // Full-time (39.5h/week) Employee / Freelance open to evolve to Employee

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