Operations Manager



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 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 solutions as well as support high-profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. Wintermute also has a Wintermute Ventures arm that invests in early-stage DeFi projects.
Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated 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. To Wintermute, digital assets is not just another asset class, we believe in the innovative potential of blockchain, the fundamental innovations, we have a long-term view on the digital asset market and are taking a leadership position in building an innovative and compliant market. Read more here.
Nature of the role
Strategy & Operations is a team in the COO office, which leads high-impact strategic and operational initiatives that often require cross-functional coordination and management of external stakeholders.
Reporting to the Head of Strategy & Operations, the Operations Manager will help the team in the implementation and end-to-end management of business operations that will help the company scale further and achieve its business goals. As an Operations Manager, you will have exposure to several different functional areas, including procurement, go-to-market, legal, finance, external and internal events and more. We are looking for a hands-on, practical team member who will be ready to support and improve the company’s operations as we achieve our strategic goals


  • Lead the development and implementation of operational initiatives in collaboration with cross-functional teams, driving Wintermute's ambitious growth plans in the crypto space.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership across departments to ensure alignment between operational strategies and business goals
  • Own the strategic procurement process, negotiating high-value contracts for critical software, services, and infrastructure
  • Lead strategic improvements to Wintermute's CRM, partnering with technical teams to implement automation features that enhance data quality and user experience.
  • Own data governance & ensure cross-departmental consistency to develop dashboards for senior management decision-making
  • Lead the organization and logistics of Wintermute's participation in global conferences and events, fostering industry connections and brand awareness to solidify our position as a leader in the crypto space

Hard skills requirements:

  • BSc/MSc (or equivalent) in Engineering/Business/Economics/Finance or any related degree
  • 3-7 years experience working in operations in a fast-paced, high-growth environment such as start-up/scale-up, consulting, trading firm or similar.
  • Strong problem-solving and project-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written - the role requires a lot of interaction with various teams and external stakeholders, and it is very important to be able to communicate effectively with them
  • Willingness, aptitude and curiosity to understand the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, algorithmic trading and liquidity provision
  • Experience with MS Office, Google Suite, CRM (eg Hubspot or Salesforce)

Preferred Skills:

  • Professional experience working in a similar role in either a crypto or a fintech firm
  • Experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL) and scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI)
  • Experience with events logistics (conferences, office events, etc.)
  • Experience with procurement of IT Infrastructure

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.


  • Although we are unable to accept fully remote candidates, we support significant flexibility in regard to working from home and working hours.
  • We offer UK work permits and help with relocation

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