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 Quantitative Trader, you will leverage your intuition and technical skills to push Jump Crypto's trading footprint into new markets and opportunities. As a primary user of Jump Crypto's world-class trading infrastructure, you will be well positioned to construct novel trades and refine existing strategies. Over time, a quantitative trader is expected to build a deep understanding of the nuances of exchanges and protocols in the crypto space. As your knowledge of the opportunity space grows, you will build automation and increasingly sophisticated analytics to evaluate or execute on new trading opportunities.
We are looking for candidates who can think critically about risk/reward, taking into account a variety of counterparty and smart-contract risks, while being able to identify profitable trading opportunities. In addition to contributing to trading on centralized and decentralized exchanges, our ideal candidate would develop expert knowledge of blockchain protocols and strong opinions about protocol mechanics. For example, part of the role might involve allocation of cryptocurrency inventory for liquidity mining, staking or governance rewards, which requires a strong grasp of tokenomics and defi protocol dynamics.
While not primarily a developer, the quantitative trader should be a proficient and conscientious programmer with an eye for solid coding practices. They will consistently raise the floor of coding standards of the team, implementing tools and practices that are reusable and maintainable.
Skills You'll Need:
- Excellent programming experience in python, C++, java, rust, or go
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent understanding of Unix and Git
- Ability to work creatively and independently on long-term projects
- Ability to reason critically about data
- Ability to assess risk vs reward and deep understanding of probability
- Reliable and predictable availability
- Experience in programming contests
- Experience in trading
- Experience with distributed systems
- Interest in cryptocurrencies (especially decentralized finance)