Senior Software Developer – Trading Technology

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About BitMEX

BitMEX was one of the first crypto exchanges for derivatives
It exists to provide institutional and professional traders with a platform that caters to their needs

BitMEX created the Perpetual Swap, the most popular crypto trading product in history
It is the only major global exchange that continues to create new cryptocurrency derivative products, most recently, the ETH Staking Swap

On BitMEX, users can trade cryptocurrency derivatives on a professional trading platform that provides low latency, deep liquidity and constant availability
  Since 2014, no cryptocurrency has been lost through intrusion or hacking, allowing BitMEX users to trade safely in the knowledge that their funds are secure
Spot trading is also supported, as well as the purchase and conversion of cryptocurrency – BitMEX supports 45+ derivatives contracts, 11 pairs for spot trading and the ability for users to convert 30+ cryptocurrencies

We are looking for individuals who are determined, responsible and collaborative to join BitMEX as we continue to build a thriving cryptocurrency ecosystem
We value attention to detail, speed and simplicity
As a global business operating a 24/7 exchange, we seek out those who are adaptable and can work across markets and timezones

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We look after the trading technology stack which comprises of matching engine, pre-trade and post-trade applications
We routinely implement new features in areas such as order management, risk checking, position keeping, P&L calculation, derivatives pricing as well as data distribution and settlement
We benefit from a high degree of automation of our daily tasks such as test, build & deploy
This helps us to stay focused on delivering business features

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, development, maintenance and support of fault-tolerant, containerised  distributed system of microservices
  • Implementation of new features/systems within greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Fixing bugs, tuning performance
  • Evaluation of new technologies
  • Collaboration with peers, internal and external users on technical design and direction


You have a curious intellect, outstanding technical skills and an interest in crypto trading
Specifically, you:

  • Possess 7+ years of programming experience, most of it using Java
  • Have experience using SQL or other database technologies
  • Pursue a test-driven development with a high degree of automation
  • Work in a Linux/Docker/Kubernetes environment and have experience tuning it
  • Prior experience with AWS a plus
  • Collaborate across time zones/team boundaries to engineer best possible outcome
  • Use data structures and algorithms to achieve maximum productivity
  • Have a Computer Science/Engineering degree
  • Enjoy evolving an always-on 24/7 technology stack
  • Adapt to changing priorities


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