Trading Engineer, Custody

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Jun 12

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 www.bitmex.com, and follow LinkedIn, Discord, Telegram and Twitter.

Overview

The Wallets & Funds system powers the custody of bitcoin deposits, enabling many thousands of trading customers to make secure deposits as margin in our Trading Engine. Our systems are responsible for tracking deposits, creating withdrawals, and interacting with the base layer of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The Wallets team tracks our customers' deposits and withdrawals across millions of addresses on multiple chains. We lead on wallet and address format changes, and strive to participate in the wider crypto circle to follow and establish best practices for exchanges.

BitMEX is hiring for our best in class funds and wallets team to help us increase security and efficiency of our deposits, as well as onboard millions of new users in the years to come

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain software to credit customer’s cryptocurrency deposits and prepare withdrawals in a safety-critical and high-uptime environment. 
  • Improve test coverage of existing codebases as well as engage in test-driven development practices with the team. 
  • Assist in architecting new cryptocurrency and wallet infrastructure relying on modern standards and practices.

Qualifications

  • Several years experience working as a team on a python codebase
  • Familiarity with a code-review and pull-request based workflow
  • Experienced with writing software that speaks a variety of network protocols, with awareness of appropriate threading/locking models, or asynchronous design to ensure correctness.

Good to have

  • Shipping and deploying container-based software
  • Experience of handling large datasets in python, perhaps with numpy or scipy tooling
  • Transaction-level awareness of cryptocurrencies (scripts, signatures, utxo set, proof of work, fees, blocks)
  • Use of type checked and code-formatted python, pytest and similar, CI/CD.
  • Awareness of defensive software security practices

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