Full Stack Developer - Crypto Trading Desk

  • CMT Digital
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jan 04, 2022
Full time Blockchain Engineering Engineering - Backend Trading

Job Description


  • design & implement crypto asset trading systems for existing and new decentralized (DeFi) protocols and centralized platforms 
  • develop software tooling that performs on-chain interactions with various blockchains (EVM chains, Solana) & decentralized applications (Dapps) built atop them 
  • work with traders to implement desired features within existing market making systems 
  • build and maintain the quantitative research platform for pre and post trade analysis, conduct quantitative research on current and new trading opportunities 
  • create programmatic solutions to improve efficiency for the trading desk and solve for challenges that arise 
  • research/identify esoteric miner extractable value (MEV) opportunities and build programs to capture niche alpha 
  • collaborating closely with trading desk, venture team, and other engineers to build new tools and identify new opportunities 


  • a strong passion for the cryptocurrency industry & continued appetite to learn about new protocols & primitives 
  • a degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent experience. *degree is not a hard requirement if candidate is deemed capable 
  • intimate experience with high-level programming languages like Python/Node.js/Golang/Rust (2+ years) 
  • proficiency developing smart contracts in Solidity  
  • experience designing and building distributed, highly-available & resilient data-driven platforms  
  • understanding of AWS (or other similar cloud provider) with experience codifying, automating and scaling services 
  • experience with React, Plotly/Dash, or MongoDB a plus 
  • hands-on understanding of cryptocurrency infrastructure, decentralized finance, and proof-of-stake economics a plus 
  • personal trading experience, liquidity providing / yield farming, NFT minting a plus 

Why CMT Digital 

  • opportunity to work in a diverse role within the crypto/blockchain industry 
  • freedom to run with your ideas and access to resources to bring them to fruition 
  • entrepreneurial feel with potential to explore any corner of the industry 
  • unique insight from the trading desk and venture team to help these two business lines complement each other