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Tech Lead (Payments team)



Software Engineering · Full-time
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Wallet in Telegram is your gateway to the world of digital currencies, specially tailored for individuals in emerging markets. We understand the complexities and intimidation often associated with existing crypto solutions, which is why we've designed the Wallet to be the ultimate user-friendly platform for managing finances. No need to open a traditional bank account or wrestle with convoluted crypto exchanges and wallets.

Leveraging the power of advanced blockchain technology, Wallet delivers a seamless onboarding experience into the crypto ecosystem. It enables users to effortlessly store, send, and receive digital currencies, all via the familiar interface of Telegram. Managing your finances becomes as simple as sending a message.

At Wallet, we're committed to using technology to disrupt traditional banking systems, providing our customers with more flexible and inclusive financial services. Whether you're a crypto novice or seeking to simplify your digital finance experience, Wallet is crafted with your needs in mind.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Tech Lead to join our Payments team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the development, integration, and optimization of our payment systems to deliver a world-class on/off-ramp experience for Wallet users. This role requires a deep understanding of the global payment landscape, team management skills, and a strong focus on user experience and security. The Tech Lead should be both hands-on in personally contributing to the product and capable of effectively managing and mentoring the team.


  • Lead the Payments team in the development and enhancement of on/off-ramp features for our custodial crypto wallet.
  • Oversee the integration of third-party payment providers, ensuring seamless and secure connections.
  • Actively participate in coding, architecture design, and other hands-on technical tasks.
  • Ensure the stability and scalability of our payment systems to handle a growing global user base.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Security, and Operations, to deliver high-quality features and improvements.
  • Analyze and monitor system performance, identifying areas for optimization and implementing solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in global payments and cryptocurrency on-ramps.
  • Mentor and guide team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.


  • Proven experience in global payment providers integration. Experience in crypto on-ramps will be an advantage.
  • Proven experience in leading and managing technical teams.
  • Strong understanding of global payment systems and providers.
  • Experience with integrating third-party payment providers.
  • Hands-on technical expertise in Python with the ability to personally contribute to product development.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong focus on user experience and security.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
  • Knowledge of payment processing regulations and compliance.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in English and Russian to effectively work with an international team.

Why it is a fantastic opportunity:

  • Our business is growing at an exponential scale.
  • Work in a well-funded startup environment with unique growth opportunities and a chance to join a rapidly growing company with a unique product.
  • Be based remotely.
  • Participation in the performance review and bonus programme.
  • Compensation for medical expenses.
  • Provision of necessary equipment.
  • Annual vacation of 20 working days plus 10 paid days off.
  • 14 days of paid sick leave to support your health and recovery when needed.
  • Access to internal English courses for continuous learning and improvement in language skills.
Wallet is an equal opportunity employer.

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