Valor Capital Group
Valor Capital Group

Trading Desk CTO



Software Engineering
Latin America
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Working At Bitso

We are a diverse team that takes pride in understanding the perspectives of others. We fully embrace working remotely and we are eager to act, improve and accelerate progress inside and outside of our organization.

To drive revolutionary changes in society and make crypto useful, we delight our customers with world-class products, deep care, and intentional empathy.

Your Purpose

Badger Technology Capital (BTCapital) is a Multi-Strategy, Tech-First, Systematic Trading Firm in the crypto space. We were born out of Bitso, Latin America's largest exchange with presence in 4 countries. Our current focus is building a low latency algorithmic trading infrastructure for high frequency market making in the crypto markets. As a Chief Technology Officer, you will lead the development of the algorithmic trading infrastructure of BTCapital.

Who You Are

  • At least 8 years of experience in Software Engineering,
  • At least 2 years of experience in Engineering Leadership roles managing teams,
  • Experience working in the crypto/financial market building low latency trading and market making infrastructure, including exchange/banking integrations,
  • Very good knowledge of Python 3, asyncio, typing and overall Python tooling and environment,
  • Familiarity with modern deployment and monitoring stacks (AWS: EC2, ECS; Docker, GitHub Workflows, ELK Stack, etc.),
  • Familiarity and understanding of the trade-offs offered by various database and storage solutions (SQL, NoSQL, AWS S3, ElasticSearch, etc.),
  • Familiarity with low latency messaging solutions (ZMQ, Aeron, etc.),
  • Very good knowledge and experience with software testing,
  • Knowledge of systems design and software architecture principles (Reactive Systems, Event Sourcing, OO Design, Domain Driven Design, etc.),
  • Good understanding and ability to optimize the qualities of the software which most affect latency (Sync/Async IO, Threading, Data Structures, Algorithm Complexity, etc.),
  • Track record of delivering production software at scale,
  • Very good understanding of consuming REST and Websocket APIs, experience of implementing and maintaining integrations,
  • Understanding or willingness to learn complex financial topics,
  • Excellent self-motivation and self-discipline combined with the ability to rapidly iterate software, debug issues, implement optimisations,
  • Proficiency in English, written and spoken.

What You Will Do

You will be responsible for the entire technology side of our business:

  • Translating financial/quant requirements into technical roadmap; working closely with Quantitative Traders on prioritizing the roadmap and owning it,
  • Being responsible for the entire architecture of the low-latency software trading infrastructure,
  • Enabling rapid iteration and testing of trading ideas within the software, while maintaining high quality and robustness,
  • Being hands-on: developing, testing, deploying and maintaining the software; establishing and maintaining the cloud infrastructure,
  • Being responsible for the standards of the entire software development life cycle (development, technology choice, testing, code review, deployment, cloud infrastructure, monitoring, observability, 24/7 trading operations, incident resolution), creating and setting the standards in the team,
  • Communicating (and documenting when necessary) important engineering matters (decisions, designs, achievements, incidents, etc.) with all relevant stakeholders,
  • Leading a team of Senior Quantitative Developers, maintaining high productivity and excellent engineering standards,

You will work in a small remote team, which strives to rapidly iterate trading and software ideas in a collaborative way in order to generate profit, while maintaining high quality of our software.

Research in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion suggests that individuals may hesitate to apply for jobs if they do not meet all the listed criteria. At Bitso, we value diversity and your unique strengths could be just what we're looking for. If this role excites you but you don't match every point in the description, we still want to hear from you.


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Who We Are

With over 7 million users, Bitso is the leading cryptocurrency platform in Latin America. We are developing the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the region and enabling financial inclusion. We believe crypto is the future of finance, and we’re committed to making it useful by providing equal access to safe and intuitive financial products.

We are here to make a lasting impact on our customer’s lives and we do so by embracing our core values:

  • Be Human: we delight our customers through great products, deep care and true empathy. We are humble and we take pride in understanding the views of others to help us see the full picture.
  • Drive Change: we're fearless pioneers committed to unlocking the crypto revolution for humanity. We move fast, take risks and work together to drive lasting impact.
  • Choose Bold Honesty: we seek the truth, especially when it’s uncomfortable, in our teams, products and business reality because that will uncover where we need to focus.
  • Be An Owner: our sense of urgency makes us have a bias towards action, where we prioritize exceptionally and are wise in allocating our time to ensure we always deliver creative and innovative results.

Learn more about our culture and values.

Compensation & Benefits

At Bitso, you are taking the front seat on the edge of crypto innovation, creating the next generation of crypto-powered products.

So for those willing to commit, adapt and pioneer the most important change of the century we offer:

  • Me Time program, including unlimited paid time off.
  • Remote-first work environment.
  • Employee Stock Option program.
  • Zero trading fees through our Bitso app.
  • Extended Family Leave policy: all birthing parents, non-birthing parents and adopting parents are eligible for a 4-months leave.
  • Premium health, dental and life insurances in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
  • Volunteering days.
  • Monthly stipend for gym memberships, relaxation activities, sports equipment, cooking classes, books, entertainment and more.

Want to leave an undoubtedly legacy with us? Fasten your seatbelt and join this spaceship, where you will find exponential growth and the opportunity to thrive!

  • These are the applicable requisites, although equivalent competencies in any of the above will also be considered.
  • This role is expected to work remotely.
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