Software Developer, Trading Technology

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Jun 19

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 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. 

For more information on BitMEX, company initiatives and our products, please visit the BitMEX Blog or, and follow LinkedIn, Discord, Telegram and Twitter.


The Trading and Market Data team is responsible for producing and providing access to the vast amount of BitMEX trading-related data and market data via APIs for both internal and external stakeholders. BitMEX’s clients make thousands of queries per second to a rich data set of both public and private trading data including real time position and order book information and time-series based execution and order data. 

The team provides a flexible and performant API for clients to efficiently access this data. The team also builds and maintains the firm’s Market Data infrastructure, including market data feed handlers, data capture and storage and analytics for various cryptocurrency exchanges, and also calculates the realtime index prices used to value client positions.


  • Design, development, maintenance and support of fault-tolerant, containerised distributed systems of microservices in the Trading Data space, such as market data feed handlers, data warehouse feed/read systems and the like.
  • Implementation of new features/systems within greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Evaluation of new technologies
  • Collaboration with peers, internal and external users on technical design and direction


  • Have a Computer Science/Engineering degree
  • 3+ years of writing Java components in a distributed fault tolerant environment. Integration with data sources, such as relational databases and messaging middleware.
  • Spring
  • Rest services, to extract/insert data from databases
  • Experience in the finance industry
  • An interest in the crypto trading space
  • Strong engineering skill set with firm grasp of fundamental Computer Science principles and a test-driven approach to software development with a high degree of automation
  • Work in a Linux/containerised environment and have experience tuning it
  • Collaborate across time zones/team boundaries to engineer best possible outcome
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities within a fast moving industry and startup culture
  • Nice to have: 
    • Exposure to Data Warehousing solution, specifically AWS/RDS
    • PostgreSQL
    • Python


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