Graduate Trading Assistant



Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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.
Working at Wintermute
We are looking for a Trader Assistant with good Python coding skills and a curiosity about HFT, market making and crypto trading. You will be working closely with the traders on the trading floor to expand and improve trading activities across multiple markets and strategies. You will learn from them and be at the centre of the action, from supporting trading to liaising with developers while keeping in mind automation and scalability. Whilst undertaking responsibilities of a trading assistant, we’d like you to support our middle office team in trade settlement and reconciliation.


  • Assisting traders with ad-hoc market events and opportunities
  • Helping to debug live trading systems and detecting abnormalities
  • Reconciling both manual and automated OTC trading
  • Developing and generating new reports, analysis and GUI tools which can be used by traders to improve strategies.
  • Optimizing and automating general workflows
  • Communicating and liaising with counterparties to ensure they are satisfied with the OTC services that Wintermute provides
  • Trade settlement - communicating with trading counterparties to ensure timely and accurate settlements
  • Trade reconciliation - ensuring the trades that we agree to settle have the correct trade economics
  • Process improvement - working with developers to help automate processes or design ways to streamline current processes
  • Answering trade queries internally and externally

Hard Skills Requirements

  • Good Python skills - you have experience coding in Python, be that through work, study or personal project experience - we will test!
  • Excellent Excel skills and ability to analyse and work with tabular data
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills - we will test!
  • Trading knowledge isn’t required but a strong willingness and curiosity to learn algorithmic, high-frequency, quantitative and market making trading is crucial
  • Prior experience with Operations functions and / or counterparty relationship management in a crypto/financial services company with high-volume and complex operations (multiple products, multiple geographies); experience in an hft/liquidity provision business is a significant advantage

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 Singapore, featuring an array of amenities such as table tennis, 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 private health insurance.


  • Although we are unable to accept fully remote candidates, we support significant flexibility in regards to working from home and working hours. We operate a hybrid working model but for this role we expect more office presence.
  • We are able to sponsor an Employment Pass for exceptional candidates however, we do prefer applicants to have a Singapore PR.

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