Operations Analyst - Cryptoassets Trading at DRW
Cumberland - a DRW Company is the cryptoasset arm of DRW, established in 2014 after pursuing an early interest in cryptoassets and their underlying technologies. Today, Cumberland is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, we provide 24-hour access to a wide array of cryptoassets while helping the crypto ecosystem evolve in a responsible, sustainable way.
As an Operations Analyst in our Chicago office, you’ll help manage the day-to-day operations of our cryptoasset trading business. You will work closely with a variety of internal teams and external counterparties and exchanges to efficiently manage daily workflows and continually refine operational procedures.
What you’ll do:
- Provide operational support for cryptoasset trading business, with an emphasis on optimizing reconciliation and post-trade settlement procedures
- Collaborate with internal cash management and operations teams to maintain optimal cash reserves for settlements and platform funding
- Monitor pending settlements and liaise with counterparties and exchanges as needed to reduce settlement risk
- Identify opportunities for process improvement, technology upgrades and automation
- Utilize technology skills (Excel, VBA or other programming background) to automate operational processes and perform analysis on large data sets
- Provide timely response to counterparty inquiries and requests for settlement information
- Provide additional administrative support to the team as needed
What we’re looking for:
- Very strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Prior settlements and/or trading reconciliation experience; previous experience with Cryptoassets preferred
- Proficiency in Excel (VBA experience a big plus); previous experience working with SQL and/or other programming languages for data analysis, automation and process improvement also highly preferred
- Experience dealing with money transfers/wires and banking platforms with an ability to understand and minimize costs related to overnight funding
- Solid understanding of financial product clearing and settlement processes
- Previous experience working in fast-paced, high pressure environment
- High sense of urgency and dedication to efficiency
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks and projects autonomously
- Ability to provide support in off hours, as needed, to ensure operational continuity in a 24/7 business
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
- Bachelor’s degree
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