Algorithmic Trading Developer

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • CoinFi
  • 15 May 18 2018-05-15

CoinFi is a fast-moving cryptocurrency media and software startup. We are looking for a motivated, driven and resourceful algorithmic trading developer to join our team in Hong Kong to help build automated trading strategies in the cryptocurrency space.

​What will you be doing?

You will be working closely with our trading team and data scientists to develop cryptocurrency trading algorithms for various automated strategies.


This position is for you if you have:

  • Strong interest and understanding of financial markets (particularly equities or crypto instruments), math, and statistics, paired with an analytical and creative mentality.
  • Understanding of market microstructure, exchange connectivity and market data collection
  • Experience in developing and implementing low latency systematic strategies and/or trading algorithms at a bank, hedge fund or prop shop
  • Intuitive grasp of how to apply the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) on all things; does not over engineer or under engineer solutions, instead acts appropriately depending on how mission critical each subsystem is.
  • Production experience with building robust trading software solutions that have traded on live environments with real money:
  • Deep understanding of risk management
  • Correctly manage order placement and cancellation, i.e. legging multi-step trades
  • Robustly identify, predict, and handle with exceptions and failure cases
  • Instrument logging, alerting, and monitoring to detect downtime and/or abnormalities
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Linux DevOps
  • Can do attitude, deep focus on execution and precision, tenacious and creative problem solving skills​

​Bonus

Experience with cryptocurrency trading desired but not required. Extra bonus points for running your own book.

Compensation

We are willing to pay above market rates for a superstar candidate, including a performance based upside bonus in both fiat and tokens.

If you are that candidate, please include your current salary history and expectations along with your application.

If you’re currently based outside of Hong Kong, we’re also willing to provide a full relocation package to Hong Kong with plenty of benefits.​

 

 

​​Our Story

When CoinFi cofounder Tim quit his job as a hedge fund trader to trade cryptocurrency full-time, he realized there was a lack of institutional calibre research and trading tools like he was accustomed to on Wall Street.

Tim, Han, and Nate realized there was a big gap in the market that we could solve with a new type of crypto market intelligence platform.

We quickly got to work and in Aug 2017 launched a token sale. This culminated in Jan 2018 when we raised $15M USD to grow our cryptocurrency media and software startup. Thanks to the token sale, we already have a subscriber list of 80,000+ readers and a telegram community of 23,000+ crypto investors.

While it’s still early, we’re on our way to becoming the leading provider of cryptocurrency market analysis and trading intelligence for the cryptocurrency markets.

What’s it like working with us?

We are a fast moving startup, not a draconian hedge fund where you are expected to sit at the desk for 12 hours a day. We have capital and a big mission, we’re looking for top performers to join us as we step on the gas and get things done quickly.

We believe cryptocurrencies is like equities in the 90’s at the start of a multi-year bull run, with many money making trading strategies due to market inefficiencies. There is a huge opportunity for early movers to capture market share.

We value continuous learning, self improvement and self-reflection. We like to share ideas and engage in healthy debate - there are no sacred cows - we approach new ideas with an open mind and evaluate them from first principles.

If you’re looking to stop thinking about work by 5PM everyday, this role isn’t for you. But if you love identifying, engineering, and executing trade ideas, creative + analytical thinking, learning new things, have an interest in cryptocurrencies, and want to build something in an exciting new industry with a team of high-performing people - then you’ll fit right in!​​