Solid Python Developers (Real-time Distributed Systems) – Crypto Trading

Europe, United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 2153

Job Description

[c. £200k Comp Package | Hybrid Working - 4 days in office]

Our client, a leading crypto trading firm, is on the lookout for passionate and agile software engineers with strong Python skills (C++ is a plus) to join a niche team of quant developers and core architecture software engineers. This team is building an internal crypto hedge fund from the ground up in a Greenfield environment, covering everything from algorithmic trading and market data to risk engines, order management, portfolio management, and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain sophisticated, ultra-low latency (ULL) on-exchange trading systems
  • Collaborate closely with quant developers and core software engineers to enhance trading strategies and scale the business
  • Tackle complex software engineering problems within the trading domain, directly impacting the hedge fund’s infrastructure
  • Engage in desk-facing development with a direct impact on the firm’s daily P&L
  • Quant Developers will continuously refine and support trading algorithms and strategies, as well as build feeds to venues
  • Core Developers will focus on developing best-in-class architecture

Key Requirements:

  • Please note: This is a development-focused front office role; it is not suitable for quants or strategists
  • 2-3 years of experience in an Investment Bank, given the unlikelihood of non-compete contractual issues
  • Strong proficiency in Python with experience in scalable, high-throughput distributed systems design and development
  • Naturally curious, very confident in coding abilities, yet humble and team-oriented
  • A strong desire to be technically challenged and solve complex software engineering problems
  • Experience with quantitative applications
  • High Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • (Preferred) Experience or interest in crypto, digital assets, DeFi, or blockchain
  • (Preferred) Background in distributed systematic/algo/e-trading systems development with multi-threaded C++
  • (Preferred) Experience with cloud orchestration (AWS), DevOps, and CI/CD

Ideal Candidate Profile:

This role is perfect for those who feel stuck in their current positions and are looking for something more dynamic and challenging. If you’re naturally curious, always spotting problems, and thinking about how processes could work better, this could be the move you need.

We’re not looking for someone who just wants to work with the latest tech in environments like MAANG/FAANG. Instead, we need someone who’s excited about real-world, monetised investment systems that make a direct impact on the firm's daily P&L. The interview process is straightforward and designed to be wrapped up within two weeks!


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