Jan 25, 2022

Infrastructure Support

  • Wintermute
  • London, UK
Full time

Job Description

About Wintermute

At Wintermute our mission is to enable, empower and advance the truly decentralized world for more transparent and efficient markets and products.

We do this by providing liquidity algorithmically across most trading venues in crypto, supporting all major centralized and decentralized trading venues, AMMs, RFQs, aggregators and chains. Wintermute is also offering best-in-class OTC products to crypto native as well as traditional financial institutions.

Wintermute is actively participating in the building and development of the blockchain ecosystem through investments from Wintermute Ventures, partnerships and co-development with upcoming protocols and incubation of own projects. We act as official market makers for a large number of the world’s highest profile blockchain projects.

Wintermute is a hyper-growth highly profitable business with a very ambitious vision and roadmap. We manage billions of dollars in assets and trade more than $5B/day. We are backed by Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Sino Global Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Avon Ventures by Fidelity Investments, DeFi Alliance and other top tier investors. We are run as a technology company, not a financial service provider, and we build our culture around core values of ambition, collaboration, entrepreneurship, transparency and meritocracy.

Working at Wintermute
At Wintermute you will have an opportunity to grow professionally and make direct impact on business. You will work very closely with traders and trading system developers to keep infrastructure simple and robust. You will get a lot of independence and responsibility right away, while getting advice and guidance from experienced developers (including CTO) and traders. No legacy systems, no corporate bureaucracy, no multiple levels of approvals. It is up to you to make an impact.  It is a real challenge and a rare opportunity to make a real difference!
What will you work on
This opportunity requires being responsible for automating monitoring and deployment of both cloud based and physical servers as well as taking over and maintaining/improving existing python scripts for server management. You will have the opportunity to work closely with traders and developers to keep infrastructure simple and robust whilst also engaging with suppliers and network providers to order servers and ensure correct network configuration. In addition, your work will also involve helping users with configuration and security of both Windows and Linux workstations and setting up security standards, but most of the work will be Linux centric.


Hard Skills requirements

  • A solid knowledge of PC hardware and computer internals.
  • Passion for technology, interest in researching different hardware for servers and desktops.
  • Familiarity with Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows 10 Desktops.
  • A working knowledge of Linux command-line.
  • An ability to troubleshoot, analyze, and solve for technical issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • A technical strength in hardware, printers, networking, programming (basic python).
  • Create problem resolution documentation in the knowledge base articles.
  • Troubleshoot workstation operating systems, applications, peripherals, network and audio-visual issues.
  • Experience building and maintaining desktop and laptop images that support corporate platform standards.
  • Experience with hardware monitoring and performance tuning.
  • Dealing with data centers, third party suppliers and procurement.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Occasional travel to data centers
  • Experience in relevant Microsoft technologies including Outlook, Office 2016
  • Work well independently with minimal supervision


Nice to have skills:

  • Familiarity with Ubuntu servers
  • Networking, DNS, DHCP, VLAN
  • Python
  • Work at weekend hours if required
  • An educational background in computer science or IT (preferred)


Wintermute Offer

  • A unique opportunity to work on very interesting projects, get the level of responsibility and ownership that would be unlikely at any other project or trading firm
  • A unique opportunity to join one of the strongest and most successful Trading firms globally
  • Great company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional yet collaborative and entrepreneurial  
  • A cool office in central London with a sci-fi touch
  • We support significant flexibility in regards to working from home and working hours; however, we require hard/smart work and >60% work from the office; we are unable to accept remote candidates
  • Weekly team events, such as team lunches, team dinners, team board games and Dota playing sessions; these are not obligatory in any sense, but this is what we like to do
  • Aligned incentive structure: a significant part of your compensation is similar to that of owners - significant performance-based variable pay and the best thing - your contribution directly impacts both and the upside is unlimited
  • We offer standard perks too, like pension, private health insurance, free food and office gym, but that’s probably not the right reason to join us
  • We offer UK work permits and help in relocation


Write to us if you

  • Are determined, ambitious yet humble, willing to work hard and learn on the way
  • Like meritocracy and being judged by what you deliver
  • Like working like an owner and not having a 9-to-5 or contractor mentality
  • Like working in the team environment (not fully remote), at least >60% working from our London office (COVID restrictions allowing)


Tips for a successful application

  • Please only apply if you have proven Required Hard Skills and are willing to learn other skills very fast and mostly on your own
  • Note that this isn't a 9-to-5 job; we are building a very big business very fast and we are looking for people who are ready to contribute to that beyond "just doing the day job"
  • Trading knowledge is not required, but curiosity in algorithmic trading, wider trading architecture and/or crypto world would be a plus
  • Write us a short, honest, and direct message if you'd like to apply. Tell us about why you are interested in this role at Wintermute specifically. Do not send us generic copy paste applications, we are looking for authentic people who have a good motivation to join
  • We are happy to arrange a UK visa sponsorship for the right candidates