Talent Acquisition Associate



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024
About Wintermute
Wintermute is one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading products as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. We actively participate in the development of the blockchain ecosystem through investments, partnerships, and incubation of projects.
Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated multiple crypto industry cycles. Culturally, we combine the best of the two worlds: the technology standards of high-frequency trading firms in traditional markets and the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of technology startups. Read more here.
Working at Wintermute
We are looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Associate to join our team and drive Wintermute's growth to new heights. The Ideal candidate will have a strong background in Talent Acquisition and recruitment operations, with a proven track record of identifying and attracting top-tier talent.
In this role. you will play a crucial part in shaping our workforce by implementing innovative recruitment strategies and ensuring a seamless hiring process. You will be report directly to the Head of Talent Acquisition and collaborate closely with various stakeholders across the business, including HR and Operations, to meet our hiring goals and support our strategic objectives.


  • Developing and executing comprehensive talent acquisition strategies.
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment process, from sourcing and screening candidates to coordinating interviews.
  • Building and maintaining a pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future roles.
  • Partnering with hiring managers to understand their needs and provide expert guidance on hiring best practices.
  • Utilizing data and metrics to continuously improve recruitment processes and outcomes.
  • Contributing to employer branding initiatives to attract high-calibre candidates.
  • Publish and promote job openings on the company website and all relevant job boards, ensuring they are consistently updated and accurately reflect our current opportunities.
  • Support the implementation of automation tools to enhance the efficiency of day-to-day recruitment operations.
  • Liaise with key external stakeholders at universities and various engineering boot-camps to arrange events such as career fairs, hackathons, company presentations and any events that could bring value to Wintermute.
  • Greet and host all candidate interviews on-site, ensuring a smooth and seamless interview experience for both candidates and interviewers

Hard skills requirements:

  • Educated to a degree level (BSc/MSc)
  • 2-5 years experience in a Talent Acquisition role within a high-performance organisation.
  • Experience in conducting interviews and facilitating candidate assessments.
  • Experience in organizing and participating in recruitment events such as career fairs, hackathons, and company presentations.
  • Ability to source and attract top talent using a variety of channels including headhunting and direct outreach.
  • Extremely organized and able to effectively manage and prioritize tasks
  • Strong Excel skills to present data for each role and perform deep dive analyses to identify areas for process improvement.
  • Great communication skills - clear, concise, empathetic, ability to speak with very different people (e.g. from deep technologists to MBA graduates)
  • Proven ability to see the bigger picture, commercial strategy, understand new functional areas quickly, and have a cross-functional mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with hiring managers and team members.

Join our dynamic team and benefit from:

  • Working at one of the most innovative trading firms globally.
  • Engaging projects offering accelerated responsibilities and ownership compared to traditional finance environments.
  • A vibrant working culture with frequent team meals, holiday celebrations, gaming events, and company-wide outings, including our annual Wintermute weekend getaway.
  • A Wintermute-inspired office in central London, featuring an array of amenities such as table tennis and foosball, personalized desk configurations, a cozy team breakout area with games and free food.
  • Great company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional with a startup vibe, collaborative and entrepreneurial.
  • A performance-based compensation with a significant earning potential alongside standard perks like pension and private Health insurance.


  • We are unable to accept fully remote candidates as we operate in a hybrid working model. This role will require a significant in-office presence.
  • We offer UK work permits and help with relocation

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