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Software Engineer, Algorithmic Trading, London/Cyprus



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Institutional Fabric for the Digital Asset Market

Founded in 2018, Talos provides institutional-grade trading technology for the global digital asset market, powering many of the major players in the crypto ecosystem.

Our mission at Talos is clear: to advance the mass adoption of digital assets by seamlessly connecting institutions to the digital asset ecosystem. We are committed to building the most innovative and trusted platform in the world, supporting the entire trading lifecycle.

At Talos, you'll find an environment that champions kindness and respect, values diverse perspectives, and upholds inclusivity at every turn. We believe that every member of our team adds invaluable insights and abilities that drive Talos forward. In our pursuit of excellence, we foster a culture of trust and integrity, collaboration, and mutual growth. Together, we are ambitiously building something extraordinary. Your unique talents and insights will play a crucial role in our shared success.

We are a tight-knit but decentralized team of highly-experienced engineers and businesspeople. We have a hybrid-friendly work environment, with physical hubs in New York, London, Singapore, Sweden and Cyprus.

About the Role

Software Engineer (Algorithmic Trading)

As an software engineer in the trading team, your main focus is on crafting and maintaining the models driving our algo trading suite. Your day-to-day involves collaborating with product managers and quants to refine existing strategies, create new models, and help to understand execution following client escalations. You'll be part of a distributed team of algorithmic trading engineers, working together to build efficient low-latency OMS and SOR components for trading digital assets.

Reporting Manager: Kevin Porteous

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design, implement, test and deploy high performance backend systems and services, including market data connectivity, algorithmic execution, and trade analytic engines.

  • Improve the scalability, reliability, security, and performance of our trading platform.

  • Work with the product team and our clients to deliver solutions that support the full trade lifecycle.

  • Be test driven to ensure strong automated test coverage of our algorithmic trading engine and related components.

  • Own project deliveries; from collaborating on initial designs to implementation and testing.

  • Be part of an open and transparent culture as we grow the team


  • 3+ years of software engineering experience, ideally in Java, C++, C#, Python, or Go

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field or experience

  • Experience building and working with complex, latency-sensitive, event-driven trading systems, and ideally execution or market making algos.

  • An energetic, creative, and autonomous self-starter

  • Passionate about using software to solve complex business problems;

  • Strong communication skills


In return for the above you will benefit from a wide range of competitive benefits no matter your location and a warm, welcoming and ambitious company culture. Just to mention a few, we offer monthly wellness credit for all employees to spend on gym memberships, a massage or maybe even a ski pass for the next holiday - up to you, paid lunches in the office, monthly fitness socials across the offices as well as standard evening socials to connect with your colleagues outside of work, and of course, yearly offsites to meet the wider team!

Get In Touch!

Sounds compelling? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us directly.

Also, check out other open positions listed on our website.

Talos is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Talos is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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