Middle Office & Trading Ops Specialist

Wintermute

London


About WintermuteAt  our mission is to enable, empower and advance the truly decentralized world for more transparent and efficient markets and products. We do this by providing liquidity algorithmically across most trading venues in crypto, supporting all major centralized and decentralized trading venues, AMMs, RFQs, aggregators and chains.  Wintermute’s customer-facing business includes various OTC products such as electronic trading API and single-dealer platform for a wide range of counterparties from crypto native whales to large traditional finance institutions. Wintermute is also providing market making services for blockchain projects where we support most of the world’s largest and most prominent launches. In addition to providing the best in class liquidity products, Wintermute is actively participating in the building and development of the blockchain ecosystem through investments from Wintermute Ventures, partnerships and co-development with upcoming protocols and incubation of own projects. Wintermute is a hyper-growth highly profitable business with a very ambitious vision and roadmap. We manage billions of dollars in assets and trade more than $5B/day. We are backed by , , ,  Ventures, Avon Ventures by ,  and other top tier investors. We are run as a technology company, not a financial service provider, and we build our culture around  of ambition, collaboration, entrepreneurship, transparency and meritocracy.  Nature of the role    We are a hyper-growth startup in one of the most dynamic industries today. We are looking for a Settlements Specialist who has expertise in traditional financial markets or in a back office capacity in the crypto space. The individual must easily adapt to the entrepreneurial, varied and highly dynamic nature of a startup business. In this role you will work closely with the Business Development, Middle Office, Product and Trading teams. You will also be required to work on rotating shifts to cater for our global counterparties.

Responsibilities

    • Communicating and liaising with counterparties to ensure they are satisfied with the OTC services that Wintermute provides
    • Trade settlement – communicating with trading counterparties to ensure timely and accurate settlements
    • Trade reconciliation – ensuring the trades that we agree to settle have the correct trade economics
    • Process improvement – working with developers to help automate processes or design ways to streamline current processes

Hard Skills Requirements

    • Experience in Operations functions and / or Relationship Management in a financial services company with high-volume and complex operations (multiple products, multiple geographies); experience in an hft/market making business is a significant advantage
    • Excellent Excel skills and ability to analyse and work with tabular data
    • Experience in process improvement
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or another Quantitative Field
    • Strong interest and curiosity in blockchain technology & crypto
    • Available for shift work (latest shift will end midnight)

Other Requirements

    • Owner mentality: take ownership of tasks and projects. A drive to understand the business beyond own role to add value to the overall business
    • Keen to learn the different areas of Middle Office; you should be comfortable working in a very non-hierarchical organization without necessarily having direct reports
    • Determination, ambition yet humility; ability to both influence others and listen/learn from others
    • Like meritocracy and being judged by what you deliver
    • Drive to do whatever it takes to get things done; ability to find creative yet highly professional and compliant solutions to complex tasks
    • Have an entrepreneurial mindset vs 9-to-5 mentality; prepared to work non-standard working hours (since we are a high-growth startup operating in 24/7 crypto world)