Senior Trading Technology Engineer (Java)

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Jun 14

BitMEX is one of the earliest cryptocurrency exchanges with a derivatives trading platform. BitMEX was founded in 2014. However, it was with the introduction of perpetual futures that the exchange became immensely popular.

BitMEX truly revolutionised the industry by introducing perpetual industry and changed how traders thought of trading Bitcoin. The exchange is registered in Seychelles.

BitMEX is mainly based out of Hong Kong. However, they do have offices in other US cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, and San Francisco.

If you're looking for BitMEX Jobs, expect to be extremely competent. With the popularity of the exchange, they expect their employees to be the best in their fields. If you feel you are, check out some of the jobs below:

About Us

BitMEX stands as a globally leading exchange for crypto derivatives, offering traders a professional-grade trading platform. Since its inception in 2014, BitMEX has maintained an impeccable security record with ā€œno coin lost, ever!ā€.

Our platform caters to cryptocurrency derivatives traders by providing low latency, deep liquidity, and maximum availability. Currently, BitMEX offers more than 100 derivatives contracts, 11 pairs for spot trading, and an easy covert function between 30 different cryptocurrencies.

In 2015, BitMEX revolutionised the market by inventing the Perpetual Swap, which has since become the most widely traded crypto product. Demonstrating a commitment to transparency, since 2021, BitMEX has been among the first exchanges to regularly publish its on-chain Proof of Reserves and Proof of Liabilities, ensuring that the funds available exceed the total client balances."

For more information on BitMEX, company initiatives, product listings, launches and competitions, please visit the BitMEX BlogĀ orĀ, and follow ourĀ Discord,Ā TelegramĀ andĀ Twitter.


The Trading Engine sits at the core of the BitMEX platform and handles all brokerage and trading aspects. The Trading Engine team is responsible for order management, risk management, position keeping, PNL calculations, market data distribution, order matching, and settlement.

We are building a best-in-class engineering team to help us scale the BitMEX trading platform to millions of users and millions of transactions per second, and grow an innovative set of new products. We are looking for strong technologists to join our lean core team with a keen interest in building the next generation of electronic trading systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership in the design, development and delivery of trading system components
  • New feature implementation, bug fixing, and performance tuning
  • Partner with Financial Products and quantitative researchers on product delivery
  • Mentor team members and drive firm initiatives


  • 8+ years programming experience writing high-performance Java applications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science or similar STEM discipline
  • Experience in a related industry, such within a Hedge Fund, Investment Bank, or an Exchange developing financial trading applications
  • Understanding of the modern software development fundamentals and testing practises inclusive of TDD and BDD
  • Understanding of design patterns and object-oriented programming such as SOLID, with in-depth understanding of algorithms and their complexitiesĀ 
  • Understanding of the Java Memory Model and concurrency in practise
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to break larger problems down and turning complex problems into simpler abstractions
  • Genuine passion for software development, and a keen lifetime learner who puts quality over quantity

Nice to have

  • Experience in development of execution algos and risk management systems
  • Finance knowledge in FX/Crypto spot and derivatives markets
  • Basic understanding of mathematics
  • Working knowledge of the KDB/q languageĀ 
  • Working knowledge of containerisation using Docker/KubernetesĀ 
  • Experience with REST/WS, FIX or any other financial protocols


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