Jump Crypto is committed to building and standing up critical infrastructure needed to catalyze the growth of the crypto ecosystem. We're builders, partners, and traders who take a long-term view of crypto's prospects and operate to unlock the full potential of open, community-driven networks. Since our inception as a skunkworks intern project in late 2015, we've grown into a dynamic and seasoned team of high performing players across a range of functions. Today, we play an important role in the development of some of the largest and most innovative crypto communities.
Jump Crypto is the crypto division of Jump Trading Group, a research driven quantitative trading firm that's one of the largest traders by volume across traditional asset classes. For more on our history, culture and the road ahead read our blog here.
What You'll Do:
As a Python Engineer at Jump Crypto, you will be directly responsible for advancing the team's trading footprint. Your work will include building and optimizing trading strategies; researching new protocols; researching new data sources; designing and improving our research and trading systems; and collaborating with others inside and outside of the team to advance the team's dual mission of being the top crypto trader in the world and a major contributor in the crypto ecosystem.
The crypto world is fast-paced, featuring rapid changes to the trading environment, and the stakes are high. We're looking for a proficient and conscientious programmer with high personal coding standards. Our ideal candidate appreciates cleanly architected systems and is willing to do the dirty work to help raise the standards for the team. They will leverage existing utilities and open-source software effectively, and has good instincts about which problems should be difficult. Lastly, our ideal candidate makes decisions to optimize the team's productivity, taking the longer road if it helps make the code more extensible and testable.
Skills You'll Need:
- At least 2+ years of programming experience in Python
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent understanding of Unix and Git
- Reliable and predictable availability
- Ability to work creatively and independently on long-term projects
- Ability to reason critically about data
- Experience with distributed systems
- Interest in open source software
- Interest in cryptocurrencies