Title: DeFi Trading Engineer

Location: London, Zug or Malaga

About us:

Founded in 2013, GSR is a leading market-making and programmatic trading company in the exciting and fast-evolving world of cryptocurrency trading. With more than 200 employees in 5 countries, we provide billions of dollars of liquidity to cryptocurrency protocols and exchanges on a daily basis. We build long-term relationships with cryptocurrency communities and traditional investors by offering exceptional service, expertise and trading capabilities tailored to their specific needs.

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 30 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. In volatile markets we are a trusted partner to crypto native builders and to those exploring the industry for the first time.

Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Citadel, among others, has developed one of the world’s most robust trading platforms designed to navigate issues unique to the digital asset markets. We have continuously improved our technology throughout our history, allowing for our clients to scale and execute their strategies with the highest level of efficiency.

Working at GSR is an opportunity to be deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

About the role:

The DeFi Team is a small, agile team responsible for algorithmic trading across a variety of different blockchains. We are seeking a skilled and motivated DeFi Trading Engineer to join the team and help deliver functionality to support new and existing trading strategies. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of blockchains, DeFi and previous experience working in automated trading. In this role you will work collaboratively with members of our Quant Trading Team and other Engineers on all stages of the project lifecycle; from ideation to delivery. You will have the ability to influence the design, present ideas and test hypotheses. The role will involve a mixture of on-chain and off-chain coding, building secure and performant systems capable of running reliably 24/7 with minimal oversight. Familiarity with DEXs, protocol mechanics, blockchain fundamentals and smart contract security are all desirable skills for this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and developing robust and scalable software for on-chain systematic trading.

  • Maintaining and extending off-chain applications written in Rust to support pricing, order

    management, real-time risk and monitoring.

  • Writing smart contracts to support efficient and secure on-chain execution.

  • Collaboration as part of a global team, where open and honest communication is

    encouraged and with a strong focus on delivery.

  • Keeping up to date with developments within DeFi with a view to identifying short term

    opportunities and informing our long term strategy.

    Your Qualifications/Attributes will include:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience writing production quality code in a compiled language.

  • Proficiency in web3 programming with other languages like TypeScript, Python or Rust.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Excellent communication skills for effectively conveying technical concepts.

  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on code quality, maintainability and documentation.

    Nice to have:

  • Experience with non-EVM blockchains (eg. Solana/Cosmos/Aptos/Sui)

  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes for containerization and orchestration of trading

    applications.

  • Experience with cloud computing and distributed systems.

    What we offer:

  • A collaborative and transparent company culture founded on Integrity, Innovation and Performance.

  • Competitive Salary with two discretionary bonus payments a year.

  • Benefits such as Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement Planning, 30 days holiday and

    free lunches when in the office.

  • Regular Town Halls, team lunches and drinks.

  • A Corporate and Social Responsibility program as well as charity fundraising matching

    and volunteer days.

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, colour, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role. Learn more about us at www.gsr.io.

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