Emerging Markets FX Trader (UK or EU)

London, UK /
Markets – Markets /
Our Mission
Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.

The Team
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).

About Us
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment.  Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously.  Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….

Our Investors
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Co-ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels

The Role

Taptap Send is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our FX & Treasury team to help us grow our global currencies sourcing and execution capabilities. 

In this role you will report to the Head of FX & Treasury, and will be responsible for liquidity sourcing and trading of selected EM currencies. By building deep market understanding and relationships with in-country liquidity providers and stakeholders, you will help deliver market leading exchange rates for our customers.

You’ll work as part of the FX & Treasury business, with close collaboration with the wider in-country teams (London, Abidjan, Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Kampala and New York to name a few), ensuring Taptap Send continues to exceed growth and customer expectations! There is plenty of room for professional progression and personal development within our friendly and ever growing Taptap community.

Responsibilities:

    • Owning the funding & trading of a basket of Taptap Send’s emerging market currencies, with the aim of getting the best price for our customers, whilst optimizing funding flows.
    • By going deep within your markets you will build a fundamental understanding of the structural dynamics of the local FX liquidity and macro factors, allowing you to optimize Taptap’s FX sourcing within the local context. As part of the role you will be expected to travel to meet local stakeholders and liquidity providers.
    • You will work alongside our in-country teams to source market leading FX liquidity providers
    • Managing capital intensity, counterparty credit limits and funding optimisation will also play a key part in measuring the success of this role.

Good fit if you:

    • Have at least 3 years of experience as an FX trader / treasury dealer, or have worked in FICC sales at a bank 
    • Are passionate about our mission and eager to do what needs to be done to achieve it
    • Are enthusiastic about emerging market FX and solving the unique problems associated with it 
    • Excited to work across global teams and have the curiosity to build deep local expertise  
    • Enjoy challenges, are resourceful and think outside the box to find creative ways to tackle problems
    • Love working in teams and building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders
    • Have great organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities in a fast-paced start-up environment where no two days are the same
    • Have proven analytical skills (Excel); SQL a plus
    • Are familiar with the partner countries we work with (considered a plus)
    • Are proficient in English, French considered a strong plus
    • Have the right to work in UK or Europe (depending on location preference)
Taptap Values 
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality.
Propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Taptap Send is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, experience and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any information you provide us in this respect will only be used to accommodate your requirements.

Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.