Head of Digital Asset Trading (Cryptocurrency) at ThinkMarkets

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This role requires someone who is well-versed in global cryptocurrency markets and digital trading and will lead our Digital Trading (Cryptocurrency) team. This will include growing the cryptocurrency side of the business, researching new revenue opportunities, enhancements to evolve our current products, generate algorithms and models, use big data analysis for optimizing client spread, as well as, mentoring other team members. You will have a good understanding of Operational Risk, Regulatory and Compliance procedures.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and properly document the business strategy, processes, internal controls and procedures that need to be put into place
  • Lead the Digital Trading (Cryptocurrency) team by setting the proper example of the team culture and expectations
  • Ensure consistent adherence to all policies, compliance and regulations from every team member. Work in collaboration with Risk and Control partners
  • Actively follow crypto markets to generate new strategies and ideas
  • Responsible for growing the cryptocurrency side of the business within regulatory framework
  • Responsible for specification, delivery and continued maintenance/operation of cryptocurrency, models and controls which expand the business and risk management goals
  • Quantitatively assess markets, theorize new trading signals and test with data
  • Design, implement and monitor digital trading strategies
  • Consistently improve trade execution and general strategy performance
  • Consult on models and algorithms developed by your team
  • Be able to identify, monitor, control and mitigate risks directed towards the cryptocurrency side of the business
  • Efficiently identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, as well as, any other conduct or compliance issues
  • High awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which your team operates. Be able to assess your team’s effectiveness and to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Actuarial Science or similar/related field
  • 4+ years of experience working with Cryptocurrency and/or Digital Trading
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the technical aspects of analytics, data science and statistical methodologies, analytical and data visualization software tools and the application of appropriate coding languages
  • Expert knowledge of global cryptocurrency markets
  • Strong decisiveness with the ability to process complicated information quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Strong understanding of operational risk, compliance and appropriate regulations
  • Excellent documentation, communication and cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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