Crypto Execution Trader


New York, NY, USA Remote

Full time

May 30

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

This role will sit inside the Institutional Coverage business and report to the head of Principal Risk Trading. The Principal Risk Trading team will be responsible for client facilitation, capital hedging, and alpha generation. The team will be the backbone for offering clients risk based products and yield. 

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Work with the development team to develop trading infrastructure and best practices. 
  • Execute client facilitation strategies.
  • Manage the trade lifecycle from start to finish.
  • Monitor crypto spot, futures, option and defi markets looking for opportunities. 
  • Formulate and execute alpha generation strategies across crypto products.
  • Buildout and manage funding of the trading book. 
  • Work with other support teams to troubleshoot trading, funding and configuration issues.
  • Generate trade ideas and color on a daily basis

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Trading execution and experience using algos 
  • Track record of generating both alpha and monetizing beta
  • Knowledge of OMS/EMS platforms
  • Knowledge of the crypto market structure
  • Experience in either FX or Rates markets
  • Experience producing commentary, color, and axes
  • Ability to create profitable trading strategies
  • Education BA in finance/economics/ or related fields

Nice to haves:

  • Programming experience
  • Experience building algos
  • Options trading experience
  • Experience crafting a DeFi strategy

ID: R21982

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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