C++ Quant Developer - Options

Technology /
Full-time /
About Wintermute

Wintermute is one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading solutions as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. Wintermute also has a Wintermute Ventures arm that invests in early stage DeFi projects. 

Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated crypto industry cycles. Culturally, we combine the best of the two worlds: the technology standards of high-frequency trading firms in traditional markets and the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of technology startups. To Wintermute digital assets is not just another asset class, we believe in the innovative potential of blockchain, the fundamental innovations, we have a long-term view on the digital asset market and are taking a leadership position in building an innovative and compliant market. Read more here.

Working at Wintermute 

Wintermute seeks an experienced C++ Developer for its growing options team, one of the biggest electronic trading desks in the crypto options market. In this role, you will directly collaborate with our traders, focusing on the development of scalable, high-performance options trading systems. You will engage with the full options stack, expanding the business across centralized finance, decentralized finance, and OTC. The ideal candidate is able to solve difficult problems and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


    • System Architecture: Design and implement scalable, low-latency options trading systems and strategies.
    • Performance Optimization: Continuously optimize and monitor the performance of the trading system, ensuring fast execution. .  
    • Testing: Contribute to the development of unit and integration tests to ensure the reliability and stability of the trading system. 

Hard Skills requirements

    • Strong proficiency in C++ programming and software development best practices. 
    • Experience in developing trading platforms, preferably from a HFT environment
    • Knowledge of options or crypto would be an advantage.
    • Familiarity with market data feeds, order execution protocols and connectivity to exchanges.
    • Solid understanding of multi-threading, concurrency and low latency programming. 
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a  related field. 

Join our dynamic team and benefit from:

    • Working at one of the most innovative trading firms globally. 
    • Engaging projects offering accelerated responsibilities and ownership compared to traditional finance environments.
    • A vibrant working culture with frequent team meals, holiday celebrations, gaming events, and company-wide outings, including our annual Wintermute weekend getaway. 
    • A Wintermute-inspired office in central London, featuring an array of amenities such as table tennis and foosball, personalized desk configurations, a cozy team breakout area with games and free food. 
    • Great company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional with a startup vibe, collaborative and entrepreneurial.
    • A performance-based compensation with a significant earning potential alongside standard perks like pension and private Health insurance. 


    • Although we are unable to accept fully remote candidates, we support significant flexibility in regards to working from home and working hours.
    • We offer UK work permits and help with relocation