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Head of Finance and Operations

  • London
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Competitive

DeFi Recruitment has partnered with an algorithmic principal trading firm based in London. We are looking for an individual to support their rapidly expanding business in the role of Head of Finance & Operations.
The Head of Finance & Operations will direct and control all organisational operations in accordance with the Company strategy agreed by the Founders to ensure that organisational goals and objectives are met. This Head of Finance & Operations is a key operational and strategic hire for the organisation and will play a fundamental role in supporting the Founders and other key functions with achieving their strategic growth objectives. The Head of Finance & Operations will report to the Founders and line manage all non-trading staff.
This is primarily a finance orientated role, therefore hands on experience in a senior finance and operations role is critical to the success of this role.
You are good with people, get things done quickly to a high level of standard. Your personality allows you to directly coordinate with management but you’re independent enough to drive relevant initiatives autonomously. You’re excited to work in a small but highly profitable trading firm that has grown 100% organically (zero external funding or client money) where every employee needs to make a positive contribution to PnL. You are happy to work in the office in London 5 days a week. 

  • Provide leadership to the company’s finance, accounting, cash flow and tax strategy, while optimising the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the business including finance, facilities management, HR, legal, operational risk and general operations
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Founders, an annual operating plan (‘roadmap’) that supports the long-term operations strategy
  • Assist the Founders in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the business
  • Keep the Founders fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the business towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies established by the Founders
  • With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development
  • Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the business and oversee compliance with those practices
  • Foster a business culture that promotes ethical practices, shared values and encourages individual integrity
  • Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the business within finance and operations
  • Assist the Founders in establishing an appropriate organisational structure

Qualities that make a great candidate

  • Experience working in a scale up proprietary trading firm, family office, financial trading firm, or crypto related business is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a senior management position such as a Head of Finance & Operations / COO
  • Fully Qualified accountant or qualified by experience, with up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Financial accounting and analysis skills, including project budgeting and forecasting
  • Ability to work under pressure at high level
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills 
  • Ability to think proactively and preemptively about business issues
  • Able to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders, internal teams and external third-party advisors at both a technical and non-technical level
  • Highly organised with good project management skills, experience of project coordination and delivery to deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative with a strong sense of urgency and purpose with proven ability to operate in high pressure situations whilst handling multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Excellent organisational and planning ability
  • Problem-solving aptitude combined with hands-on can-do mindset


  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Auto enrolment in defined contribution pension scheme
  • Free Friday lunches, drinks and snacks
  • Conference budget
  • Central London office

Please apply or contact for more information.

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Crypto Lawyer (3PQE +)

  • London
  • Compliance & Legal
  • £ Six Figures £

DeFi Recruitment has partnered with a market leading law firm with 5000+ lawyers worldwide. Currently, we are assisting with the buildout of their crypto practice based out of London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a firm with a stellar track record and to be at the forefront of their transition to become the number 1 crypto law firm in the UK.
About our client:
They work closely with a broad range of clients in the crypto space including; DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, and Web3 projects. They act on the most part for the largest institutions as well as numerous high-growth, venture backed scale-ups. They are involved in highly specialist work that involves advising on crypto products, legislation, regulations, and business models.
The team consists of former in-house lawyers, all of whom are heavily involved in all aspects of the crypto ecosystem. The team is collaborative, close-knit, and supportive. A truly fantastic place to work.

  • A minimum 3PQE with experience in crypto, NFT’s, Web3, Metaverse, etc.
  • Understanding of Tokenonmics and crypto business models
  • Experience with crypto asset regulation (token opinions, business structuring, license applications, offshoring, etc)
  • Prime brokerage experience (desired but not essential)


  • Market leading salary, pension, annual leave
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Emergency Backup Childcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Private Healthcare
  • Loyalty awards every five years
  • Study assistance
  • Taxi costs if you work late

Contact us or apply for more information!

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Senior Full Stack Engineer

  • London
  • Software Engineering
  • £ Six Figures Plus Equity £

DeFi Recruitment is looking for two Senior Full-Stack Developers to join a well backed web3 venture in London! Our client is creating a new web3 experience for collectors and creators. Their aim is to be the one-stop-shop for NFT’s – they have big ambitions, lots of funding, and an entrepreneurial team to make this vision a reality.
This isn’t a typical job – we are seeking driven individuals with a hunger for product ownership and impact. You’ll be working on solving challenging problems revolving around the use of Web3 technology into a code-free platform.

  • Take ownership of engineering solutions from beginning to end, bridging the gap between product and blockchain by directly working alongside our suite of talented engineers – bringing ideas to life
  • Opportunities for rapid growth and progress as an early joiner in the team, being at the forefront of key decision making
  • Build highly scalable and secure infrastructure, leveraging tools like Docker, Kubernetes and AWS to solve the most interesting of technical challenges.
  • Ability to work across a wide range of areas ranging as an opportunity for career development, in anything from smart contract integration on our platform to scaling of our back-end as we continue to grow
  • Helping to nurture engineers through mentoring and education
  • Work using a wide suite of languages across our whole stack, from front-end to back-end: React, Next, Node.js, Nest.js, Typescript, CSS, (+ Solidity if you want to explore Blockchain-specific solutions!)
  • Oversee and lead an extremely talented team of engineers

Required Experience:

  • 6+ years of experience in building front-end solutions in React/Next and CSS, with a firm grasp on deploying a user-driven UI
  • 6+ years of experience in building back-end solutions in Node.js, Nest.js with Typescript, and a good intuition or proven track-record in building scalable solutions
  • 6+ years of managing a team in a similar role
  • Competence in react-native (Preferred)
  • Above all, passion to work as part of a fast-growing team with ambitious goals for constant innovation and development

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive cash comp + (vested) equity incentives
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company merch
  • Hybrid working arrangement + free lunch in the office
  • Paid parental leave to biological or adoptive parents
  • Competitive annual leave and pension contributions

For more information apply or contact us!

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Junior Research Analyst

  • London
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Competitive
DeFi Recruitment has partnered with a leading Digital Asset Market Data provider. The firm distributes terabytes of historical and real-time institutional-grade cryptocurrency market data via its proprietary API serving 750 million API calls daily.
Our client is seeking a Research Analyst to join their in-house research team. This individual will take a front-row seat in the crypto markets to produce insights for the company’s broad institutional audience. In addition, this role will collaborate with other data and research analysts to derive data insight and write short and long-form reports. The Research team also handles media requests from global news outlets, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and much more.
Job responsibilities:

  • Assist the team with written analysis and data insights, supporting a suite of exchange research products.
  • Work will be varied – from report writing and helping create insights using crypto-related datasets.
  • Conducting general industry research on crypto-related topics  


  • Passionate about the crypto space
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to write clearly and present meaningful research findings
  • Numerical competency, ability to think critically and extract insights from data. Comfortable with large, varied data sets.
  • Experience with data collection, validation, processing and charting.
  • Team player, good communication, willingness to learn, ability to work independently.

For more information, please apply or contact us.