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Remote Trading - DeFi Algorithmic Trader

GSR Markets Remote

Title: Algorithmic DeFi Trader

Location: London / Zug

About us:

Founded in 2013, GSR is a leading market-making and programmatic trading company in the exciting and fast-evolving world of cryptocurrency trading. With more than 200 employees in 5 countries, we provide billions of dollars of liquidity to cryptocurrency protocols and exchanges on a daily basis. We build long-term relationships with cryptocurrency communities and traditional investors by offering exceptional service, expertise and trading capabilities tailored to their specific needs.

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 30 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. In volatile markets we are a trusted partner to crypto native builders and to those exploring the industry for the first time.

Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Citadel, among others, has developed one of the world’s most robust trading platforms designed to navigate issues unique to the digital asset markets. We have continuously improved our technology throughout our history, allowing for our clients to scale and execute their strategies with the highest level of efficiency.

Working at GSR is an opportunity to be deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

About the role:

As an Algorithmic DeFi Trader (“trader who codes”), you will be at the forefront of ideating, developing and maintaining the firm’s trading algorithms across a spectrum of decentralized exchanges and underlying blockchains. You will have the opportunity to lean on the firm’s world-class trading infrastructure, access to dozens of liquidity venues, and a strong internal DeFi team as you help build out the firm’s DeFi strategies across principal trading, liquidity provisioning and passive yield generation. You will have a strong risk management mindset, and the ability to understand and model novel risks that exist in the DeFi space.


  • Develop and implement cutting-edge automated trading algorithms specifically tailored to DeFi venues and blockchains, across a variety of strategies
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to improve trading strategies and risk management techniques. Through your research, you may discover a new pattern that can transform into trading signals. To assess the strength of the signals, you will run it through our backtesting environment and carefully analyze its performance.
  • Collaborate closely with the firm's broader quantitative trading and research team to create solutions for automated DeFi trading in the rapidly evolving crypto market.
  • Keeping up to date with developments within DeFi with a view to identifying short term opportunities and informing our long term strategy.

Your Profile:

  • A Phd or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Quantitative Finance, or a related technical field.
  • Prior experience with DeFi focused trading strategies, either professionally or on a personal basis
  • Familiarity with DEXs, protocol mechanics, blockchain fundamentals and smart contract security
  • Excellent logical reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Experience writing code to process and analyze large sets of data
  • Proficiency in software development and engineering principles.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong software development skills, particularly in lower level languages and Python.
    • Familiarity with the unique aspects of cryptocurrency markets and blockchain technology.

What we offer:

  • A collaborative and transparent company culture founded on Integrity, Innovation and Performance.
  • Competitive Salary with two discretionary bonus payments a year.
  • Benefits such as Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement Planning, 30 days holiday and free lunches when in the office.
  • Hybrid working pattern in all of our offices from London, the US, Singapore, Zug and Malaga.
  • Regular Town Halls and offsites, team lunches and drinks.
  • A Corporate and Social Responsibility program as well as charity fundraising matching and volunteer days.
  • Immigration and relocation support where required.

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, colour, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role. Learn more about us at

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