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Director, Derivatives

Company: Gemini
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Help us Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice - our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

The Department: Gemini Exchange

Gemini is regulated and licensed like a bank, but it's run like a tech startup, and exchange services are the core of the company. Our team is looking for a motivated professional to support our rapidly growing business. The ideal candidate will communicate and collaborate cross-organizationally with various departments in the company to ensure that our derivatives exchange operational needs are met.

The Role: Director, Derivatives

Gemini is looking for a Director of Derivatives to join our Exchange team. We are looking for a candidate with experience managing strategy & operations of exchange services in a constantly evolving business environment. The ideal candidate should have the ability to cultivate internal relationships to drive cross departmental collaboration and execution of our derivative strategy and go to market. Our team is looking for a self-starter with a passion for and knowledge of the cryptocurrency industry. Our ideal candidate is a quick learner with high EQ who is dedicated to advancing the mission of Gemini as well as the cryptocurrency industry.

Responsibilities
Build a best in class crypto derivatives platform from strategy through licensing, operations and maintenance.
Enforce meticulous operational risk management standards (Key Risk Indicators / Key Process Indicators) and identify, communicate and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.
Ability to work with engineers / SME's to transform existing workflows and enhance platform capabilities. Project Management and Operational Improvement skills or experience working with data / robotics / AI would be advantageous.
Ability to analyze problems and find creative solutions, apply quantitative approaches and communicate them effectively and confidently with team members.

Requirements
10+ years of experience managing operations in a derivatives trading environment.
In-depth understanding of the global cryptocurrency exchange ecosystem.
Outstanding executive level verbal and written communication skills.
Experience working in a high growth, multi jurisdiction environment in capital markets.
Strong technical knowledge of derivatives operations, advanced trading mechanisms, client/server architectures and ability to grasp systems and data flows quickly
Demonstrated experience and knowledge from working in the SEC and/or CFTC regulated space and/or working with international regulatory agencies is a plus.
Flexible mindset and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and assist in various compliance and operational functions as needed.

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:
Competitive Compensation and Profit-Sharing Equity
Flexible vacation policy
Retirement Plan Matching
Generous Parental leave
Comprehensive health plans
Training and professional development

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

Keywords: Gemini, Los Angeles , Director, Derivatives, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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