BitMEX is the world's largest Bitcoin / USD trading platform by volume. BitMEX is a real-time, cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform for professional investors.

Founded 2014
51-200 employees
Headquarters address

The Next Generation of Bitcoin Trading Products

BitMEX is the next generation cryptocurrency trading platform, owned and operated by HDR Global Trading Limited. The BitMEX platform supports leveraged trading via Perpetual and Futures Contracts. It offers a fast, safe, and liquid way to trade and hedge cryptocurrency risk. BitMEX invented the XBTUSD perpetual swap product, which is the most traded cryptocurrency swap product of all time, and features up to 100x leverage.

HDR Global Trading is one of the fastest growing and successful companies in the cryptocurrency and fintech space. Through the BitMEX platform, it serves hundreds of thousands of customers transacting billions of USD per day.

The company is hiring motivated self-starters and offers highly attractive opportunities to fast-track personal growth and development through pioneering the future of fintech. All employees enjoy best in class perks and benefits, a generous education allowance, personalised career development plans, and the opportunity to work with a global team on an international scale.

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What Makes BitMEX different

  • 1500% More Bitcoin/USD liquidity than any other platform. BitMEX's XBTUSD market is the most liquid in the world.

  • 100 Audits per second. BitMEX's engine constantly audits the balances and history of all accounts.

  • 0 Bitcoin lost through intrusion or hacking. BitMEX keeps all funds in cold storage.

  • UniqueProducts - BitMEX offers up to 100x leverage on Bitcoin and high leverage on Altcoin contracts.

  • Advanced API - Our trading engine was built using the same technology used by investment banks and hedge funds.

  • Leading Security - BitMEX employs the latest in multi-factor security, inside and out. Safety is our primary concern.

Who we're looking for

We are hiring motivated self-starters to work on challenging problem sets. BitMEX serves hundreds of thousands of demanding customers transacting billions of USD per day.

Our Founders

The founding team at BitMEX consists of best-of-class professionals in finance, web development, and high-frequency algorithmic trading.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Arthur Hayes
After graduating with a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business, Arthur lived in Hong Kong as an equity derivatives trader. He was the market-maker for Deutsche Bank and Citibank’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) businesses. He also has extensive experience trading equity index futures, forwards, and swaps as well as non-deliverable FX forwards. Arthur brings a deep understanding of how to structure and trade financial derivatives.

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer - Ben Delo
Ben graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters and First Class Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has over ten years experience developing high-frequency trading systems for companies such as J.P. Morgan and IBM, dealing predominately in KDB+/Q. His expertise covers the design, architecture and implementation of quantitative infrastructure, systems and tools.

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer - Samuel Reed
Samuel graduated from Washington & Lee University with a degree in Computer Science. He has nearly a dozen years of professional programming experience. Sam has served as CTO of two technology companies: Tixelated and Global Brand Solutions of Hong Kong. He has contracted for many others as an expert on web applications. Samuel’s primary area of expertise is in the implementation of modern, real-time web applications and interfaces, and he is a regular contributor to open source projects.

Tech stack

Full Stack, React, Node.JS, API, AWS, Kubernetes, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Docker, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, FinTech


Compensation and retirement

We don't have RSU/Options so we compensate higher on the base and company/personal performance bonus.
Performance bonus
Cell phone reimbursement
Commuter assistance plans

Health and wellness

Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Disability insurance
FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
Fitness reimbursement

Vacation and time off

We don't have unlimited PTO. You will receive 20 vacation days a year. When you are on vacation, actually be on vacation. DO NOT check slack/email. Actually unplug.
Paid time off
Paid holidays
Flexible working hours
Work from home flexibility
Volunteer time off
Maternity benefits
Paternity benefits

Personal development

Tuition reimbursement
Management training
Conferences reimbursement

Values and quality of life

Diversity program
Accessible via public transportation
Employee groups and committees
Snacks and beverages
Catered lunches
Company activities
Games and recreation