Trading DevOps Engineer

London /
Technology /
About Wintermute

Wintermute is one of the largest algorithmic trading firms in digital assets globally. We manage hundreds of millions in assets and trade more than $5B+/day across dozens of different trading platforms. Culturally, we combine 1) the highest standards of technological and trading sophistication from traditional financial markets and 2) technology startup nature, as we are moving very fast and empowering people to act like owners. 

Wintermute provides liquidity algorithmically across most vested exchanges in crypto, across CeFi and DeFi, on-screen and OTC, as well as supports high profile blockchain projects. At Wintermute, we believe in the decentralization of finance and we believe that trading companies of the future are technology companies, not financial services providers. 

Wintermute is a hyper-growth highly profitable proprietary trading business. We are backed by LightspeedPantera CapitalSino Global Ventures, Avon Ventures by Fidelity InvestmentsDeFi Alliance and other top tier investors. Learn more about our team and culture on our website and Evgeny’s post here.

Working at Wintermute  

We are happy to offer a new opportunity to join our team as a devops engineer / counterparty integration specialist. This role combines technical aspects of automating and supporting large cross region trading platform providing 24/7 liquidity to external counterparties, with helping clients with technical queries, troubleshooting, checking log files, configuring connectivity. Like other jobs at Wintermute, this role is both very hands-on and provides the opportunity to learn more about market making, liquidity provision and improve python and other automation skills, while working close with traders and developers. You will report to CTO and be working closely with the development, trading, operations and business development teams.

What will you work on

    • Be the key client facing technical expert on Wintermute trading API and platforms, support integrations and help prioritise capabilities roadmap
    • Provide end-to-end integration experience for existing and new counterparties
    • Maintain ongoing communication with technical, middle office and business teams of our counterparties and OEMS partners
    • Monitor counterparty trading activity / connectivity and proactively identify and resolve any issues
    • Automate internal processes like onboarding, reporting, support tools, etc.
    • Develop efficient digital communication channels with counterparties and partners to provide updates on product

Hard Skills requirements

    • Relevant experience working in a financial services company, trading software provider or technical consultancy
    • Ability to produce and communicate technical documentation
    • Understanding of basics of networking and how to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
    • Basic scripting and Python experience
    • Strong communication skills – with technical and business audiences.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Nice to have skills

    • Experience with FIX protocol and various REST APIs is desired, but can be learned while working.
    • Understanding of basic AWS configuration concepts.
    • You are determined, ambitious yet humble, willing to work hard and learn on the way
    • You like meritocracy and being judged by what you deliver
    • You have an entrepreneurial mindset versus 9-to-5 mentality
    • You are prepared to work non-standard working hours (since we are a high-growth startup operating in the 24/7 crypto world)
    • You like working in the team environment (not fully remote)

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 trading firm
    • A unique opportunity to join one of the strongest and most successful technology teams globally
    • 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: a significant part of your compensation is similar to that of owners - significant performance-based variable pay and the best thing - your contribution directly impacts both and the upside is unlimited
    • 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 technology, love problem solving, and love seeing your products work
    • Love building things
    • Are curious about algorithmic trading and financial markets
    • Are 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 and not having a 9-to-5 or contractor mentality
    • Like working in the team environment (not fully remote), at least >60% working from our London office (COVID restrictions allowing)

Tips for Successful Application

    • Only apply to us if you are genuinely interested or curious about this role and the space; this is not for someone who is just looking for "a job" or is very mercenary
    • Do your 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 crypto and market-making 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 some obviously matching experience or skills, make sure you state very clearly what you can bring or how your experience is relevant/transferable.
    • We get a lot of applications, so, unfortunately, we won't be able to proceed if you simply press the "submit” button; we do promise to reply to everyone who puts time and effort into making the application relevant!