Sydney, Australia; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Remote
About Drift Labs
Drift is a leading derivative DEX building perpetual swaps on Solana. Our mission is to bring state-of-the-art trader-centric experience from centralized exchanges on-chain. We're a team of experienced traders and builders from DeFi and traditional finance working together to make this a reality.
Within five months of launching, we have:
Hit $10B in cumulative volume traded;
Achieved over $50M in trader open interest with $13M in collateral vault balance;
Launched 21 trading markets.
Drift is looking for a Quantitative Trader to be a core member of our research team to build, scale, maintain, and spearhead the development of trading strategies.
Build, test and optimize quantitative models for market making, trading, hedging and arbitraging activities on Drift
Work with a team of experienced quantitative traders to manage a portfolio of market making and quantitative strategies
Operate automated, latency-sensitive trading systems
Monitor the systems’ executions and open positions
Adjust system parameters based on market conditions and current risk
5+ years of relevant working experience, ideally within trading/crypto
Passion for DeFi and crypto, including a deep understanding of AMMs while proactively engaging in new developments
Proficient in Python. Knowledge in any other programming language is a plus
Strong experience in ML modelling and applying ML approaches to trading
Proven track record trading in cryptocurrency markets
Working experience in any financial exchange would be highly desirable
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, with a high attention to detail
Nice to Have
Experience with any blockchain at the protocol level
Understanding of perpetual futures, options, margin trading and derivatives products
Familiarity with the Solana blockchain and building applications on Solana
Experience in data visualization frameworks
BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or relevant discipline
Drift's Development Stack
Frontend: Typescript + React
Smart Contracts: Rust (using Anchor framework)
Remote first - work from anywhere
International team meets
Stipend for technology related costs
Drift is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. All aspects of employment are based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.