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Chief Technology Officer
at SDEX, LLC
Needham, MA

Chief Technology Officer
at SDEX, LLC
Needham, MA

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CTO – Global Digital Trading Platform - based in Greenwich, CT.

We have an immediate need for a Chief Technology Officer based in Greenwich, CT. 

SDEX is looking for a CTO to lead the company’s technology organization, with responsibility for the vision, leadership, and implementation of overall technology strategy and development and test processes. This is an incredible opportunity to join a fully funded, innovative, Fintech startup that will transform digital trading platforms.  

Are you a seasoned technology professional who loves to build out and lead engineering and product teams?  Do you have a passion for evolving technologies such as Blockchain? Are you passionate leader who can manage the design and development of major technical initiatives that are the backbone of our business? 

If yes, then you maybe our ideal candidate. At SDEX, you will be able to get into the details while providing strategic, technical, and operating expertise and guidance, and bringing creativity, vision, and passion to the technology organization

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with CEO and CIO (Chief Investment Officer) to define an achievable product roadmap and timeline (feature set) to market.
  • Setting and managing company’s aggressive overall technology development targets.
  • Making recommendations and proposing solutions (in house, outsourced and third party) in a fast-paced market and development environment.
  • Developing and supervising product deployment and functionality with time to market and feature set as key targets.
  • Ensuring that the proper technical approach is taken organization for all feature/future development.
  • Establishing development environment, technology stack, version control, methodology and testing policies as well as client support and integration.
  • Build, Manage, and lead the US based technology and development team.
  • Stand up Platform and maintain uptime, security and product revisions.
  • Work with outside vendors and help in their selection and integration.

Requirements:

  • 5 years at CTO/VP level in an exchange/trading environment
  • 2+ years of experience in Blockchain/Digital Assets
  • Substantial experience as a senior “hands on” manager (CTO/VP) running a fast-paced environment for an industry-leading product, developing coding methods, architecture and execution.
  • Entrepreneurial DNA: Experience and comfort starting from square 1 and selecting team, partners and vendors to achieve development and business goals
  • Must be familiar with security standards and procedures necessary when dealing with sensitive personal financial information and regulated environments.
  • Minimum 10+ years overall experience with significant leadership expertise, 5+ as an engineer, 5+ as an engineering leader.
  • Full Stack developer at some point in career.

· Understanding and experience in implementing high frequency trading in traditional markets specifically FX/digital assets.

· Creation of high performance low latency custom FIX protocols.

· Experience building exchange ecosystems, KYC/AML, trading engine and risk management.

· Hyperledger Fabric or Ethereum experience in building architecture in smart contracts.

· Knowledge or understanding Solidity and/or GoLang.

· Digital exchange experience at CTO level a plus.

· Experience managing and leading a global team with cross-functional objectives

  • Respect amongst peers in technology as a thought leader with the ability to attract and develop talent, have significant business acumen.
  • BS and preferably MA in Computer Science or relevant field.
  • Experience building out a financial portal in a regulated environment.
  • Ability to work with a diverse and distributed workforce.
  • Leader and goal achiever.

 

Company Description

We are a well-capitalized consortium of trading experts with offices globally and headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut. The company is currently at the final product development phase of the Digital Trading Platform.

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