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VP, Head of Trading Technology - Digital Assets



Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Job Description:

We are hiring for a VP, Head of Trading Technology on our Fidelity Digital Assets team. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned trading leader to help build and grow an international trading system for digital asset products. We are looking for a strong technology leader to manage a 70 person team with an excellent engineering mindset, strong collaboration and team building skills.

The Role

The Vice President, Head of Trading Technology will be responsible for an existing trading team that is building out a cloud-based digital asset trading platform while driving and supporting our existing platform capabilities currently used by our client base. This key leadership positions works closely with our product management organization to provide best in class trading solutions to our digital asset customers. This role will involve partner & stakeholder engagement, design and release support, strong networking and relationship skills, strong team building and engineering leadership development.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Drive innovation, performance, agility, and scale in trading technology.

  • Lead and mentor product-focused technical teams, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

  • Engineering Oversight: Drive continuous improvement in development and deployment processes through CI/CD pipelines and containerization technologies like Docker.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to enhance product functionality, user experience, platform stability and resiliency.

  • Organize team engagement around the agile operating model with a focus on building a culture of self-sufficiency and continuous delivery.

The Expertise and Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field required.

  • At least 18 years of software engineering experience with a majority of that in trading technologies.

  • Strong background in designing and delivering low latency trading systems.

  • Knowledge of WebSocket and FIX protocols.

  • Experience and knowledge in building matching engine, OMS/EMS or exchange-connectivity platform.

  • Experience in ultra-low latency design patterns and optimizing trading systems.

The Value You Deliver

  • Inspirational people leader, capable of setting strategic direction and encouraging others to deliver results and impact to achieve that strategy.

  • You will partner with other Fidelity business and technology leaders to identify and define strategic priorities based on an understanding of business value needs and enable execution of these initiatives. You actively bring new ideas, approaches, and insights to improve the contributions of your team and enable them to develop new skills and capabilities.

  • Commitment to building a balance of technology and non-technology skills in order to fully appreciate the broad needs of our customers.

  • You are committed to ongoing development of your own expertise and knowledge to bring the latest capabilities and thinking to your team to empower others with that knowledge.

  • Collaborative relationships with senior leaders in Brokerage Technology to propagate standard processes while ensuring the culture and environment supports the attraction, retention, and development of talent.

The Team

Fidelity Digital Assets , a Fidelity Investments Company, is developing a full-service enterprise-grade platform for storing, trading and servicing digital assets, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Fidelity Digital Assets adopts an entrepreneurial culture and startup approach while serving as one of the most innovative business units within Fidelity Investments. Our global, diverse team of hundreds of forward-thinking professionals lead with agility and creativity to build solutions that bridge the gap between traditional institutional investors and their exposure to digital assets. The firm’s tenure and experience across multiple business lines present our employees with unprecedented access to knowledge, technology, and resources that help our team reshape the future of finance.

The Fidelity Digital Asset Trading Team is responsible for platform services and capabilities that manage trading of crypto currency. The current platform contains a crossing engine and a smart router that would connect and send client orders to other exchanges and liquidity providers. In addition to aggregating market data and routing orders the platform also includes multiple internal/external facing user interfaces and API and services to support the platform.


The base salary range for this position is $124,000-$262,000 per year.

Placement in the range will vary based on job responsibilities and scope, geographic location, candidate’s relevant experience, and other factors.

Base salary is only part of the total compensation package. Depending on the position and eligibility requirements, the offer package may also include bonus or other variable compensation.

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet your evolving needs and help you live your best life at work and at home. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage and emotional well-being support, market-leading retirement, generous paid time off and parental leave, charitable giving employee match program, and educational assistance including student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, and learning resources to develop your career. Note, the application window closes when the position is filled or unposted.