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How To Hire a Blockchain Developer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Blockchain Developer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

Blockchain Developer Recruitment Guide

What does a Blockchain Developer do?

Blockchain Developer’s primary responsibilities are to create and enable data to be stored on the technology known as blockchain, which at its core is a database. They will use their knowledge of blockchain technology to ensure the data is unable to be tampered and resistant against hacks. 
Blockchain developers also work on programming to develop applications and features for customers and users.

Day to day tasks of a Blockchain Developer

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Blockchain Developer definition

A Blockchain Developer is someone who focuses on developing updates and improvements on blockchain technology. This includes tasks such as creating smart contracts, debugging old code and designing upgrades which could revolutionize blockchain technology.

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Blockchain Developer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Blockchain Developer

A Blockchain Developer should have a high knowledge of blockchain and cryptographic technology as well as practical implementation experience. Furthemore, they should be able to communicate with stakeholders and their colleagues effectively.

Pro Tip

Ensure you ask the candidates their experience with blockchain, their understanding of smart contracts and see if their programming experience lines up with the language your organization is using for their blockchain implementation stack.


How to write a Blockchain Developer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Blockchain Developer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a Blockchain Developer should have experience using ‘EthFiddle’ which is an IDE for Solidity.

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Sample skill tests for a Blockchain Developer

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Question 1


Question Type: Text

What should be in the blank section of the code below?

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Question 2


Question Type: Audio

Explain a previous project you have worked on and your involvement in the project.

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Question 3


Question Type: Multiple Choice

In which consensus protocol do stakeholders vote for delegates who are responsible for achieving consensus during block validation and generation?


How to interview a Blockchain Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Blockchain Developer?

In the United States the salary of a Blockchain Developer is reported to be $154,550 by ZipRecuriter, whereas Glassdoor USA reports it as $107,634. Lower paid and entry level blockchain developers are paid $125,000, whereas the higher end and more experienced developers are paid up to $175,000 according to

Blockchain Developer Salary United States

In the United States Blockchain Developers can be expected to receive a yearly salary of approximately $140,000 USD. This figure will be impacted by a number of factors such as, the location of the organization and the seniority of the role, such as being a tech lead.

Blockchain Developer Salary United Kingdom

Blockchain Developers in the United Kingdom have a reported yearly wage of £55,115. There are a handful of factors which need to be taken into consideration when this number is offered to candidates, for example, the industry of the organisation and the type of work that the role entails.

Blockchain Developer Salary Australia

Australia has a median salary of $103,075 AUD for Blockchain Developers. This figure will change based on many different elements when a salary is made for employees, for instance, the performance of the individual, certifications and industry of the organisation.