DevOps DeFi

London /
DeFi /
Full-time
About Wintermute

Wintermute is one of the largest algorithmic trading firms in digital assets globally. We manage billions in assets and trade more than $5B+/day across dozens of different trading platforms. Wintermute provides liquidity algorithmically across most CeFi and DeFi exchanges and via OTC. Wintermute was one of the earliest adopters of DeFi and is a big supporter of decentralized finance. We are widely known to be one of the largest and most advanced liquidity providers in DeFi. We support all major DEX, trading platforms, AMMs, RFQs, aggregators and we work with most major chains. Wintermute is an official market maker for many of the most prominent blockchain projects and we actively support the DeFi ecosystem: we invest in and help scale early stage DeFi projects, we actively participate in governance of various protocols and cooperate with projects of building the missing pieces of the eco-system. Wintermute is a hyper-growth highly profitable business with a very ambitious vision and roadmap. We are backed by Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Sino Global Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Avon Ventures by Fidelity Investments, DeFi Alliance and other top tier investors. We are run as a technology company, not a financial service provider, and we build our culture around core values of ambition, collaboration, entrepreneurship, transparency and meritocracy.

Working at Wintermute 

We are looking for a DevOps DeFi specialist with a background in coding and systems administration who is interested in learning about DeFi, HFT, market making and crypto trading. The primary focus of the role entails monitoring and maintenance of defi trading systems, in addition to working side by side with senior developers to improve functionality and performance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to help integrate new trading systems on multiple chains and taking part in the long term success of these integrations by:: 1) Improving trading signals for various protocols 2) Improving execution logic to maximise revenue 3) Troubleshooting trades/failed execution to get a deep understanding of the protocol and improve the trading setup.

Hard Skills Requirements

    • Intermediate skills with python programming
    • Passion for DeFi proven by prior extra-curricular project/work/research in this space
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Intermediate skills with linux systems administration
    • Trading knowledge isn’t required but willingness and curiosity to learn algorithmic, high-frequency, quantitative, market making trading and blockchain fundamentals is crucial

Wintermute Offer

    • A unique opportunity to work on very interesting projects, get the level of responsibility and ownership that would be unlikely at any other project or DeFi trading firm
    • A unique opportunity to join one of the strongest and most successful DeFi teams globally
    • With Wintermute you don’t make a bet on a single product, platform, chain or technology; we’ll win if DeFi wins as a whole
    • Great company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional yet collaborative and entrepreneurial A cool office in central London with a sci-fi touch
    • We support significant flexibility in regards to working from home and working hours; however, we require hard/smart work and >60% work from the office; we are unable to accept remote candidates
    • Weekly team events, such as team lunches, team dinners, team board games and Dota playing sessions; these are not obligatory in any sense, but this is what we like to do
    • Aligned incentive structure: on top of competitive pay, a significant part of your compensation is performance-based variable pay with unlimited upside
    • We offer standard perks too, like pension, private health insurance, free food and office gym, but that’s probably not the right reason to join us
    • We offer UK work permits and help in relocation

Write to us if you

    • Love coding, love problem solving, and love seeing your products work
    • Love building things
    • Curious about algorithmic trading and financial markets
    • Determined, ambitious yet humble, willing to work hard and learn on the way
    • Like meritocracy and being judged by what you deliver
    • Like working like an owner, prepared to work somewhat non-standard hours as crypto is 24/7/365

Tips for a successful application

    • Only apply to us if you are genuinely interested or curious about this role and DeFi space; this is not for someone who is just looking for "a job"
    • This is a London based role
    • Do some research: look at our website and social media channels
    • Write us a short, honest, and direct message if you'd like to apply. Tell us about why you are interested in DeFi in general and in Wintermute in particular. Do not send us generic copy paste applications, we are looking for authentic people who share our interests, values and ambitions!
    • If you don't have an obviously matching experience or skills, make sure you state very clearly what you can bring or how your experience is relevant
    • Prepare to be tested on your hard skills required for this job. We do not care as much about your credentials (university or prior employer), but we care a lot about your knowledge and ability to get things done.
    • Unfortunately, we won't be able to proceed if you simply press "submit button"; we do promise to reply to everyone who puts time and effort in making the application relevant!