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Careers

SFOX, San Francisco Open Exchange, is the easiest way to access the global digital currency market.

Our solution makes it easy for businesses to use crypto currency by providing access to high liquidity and the ability to trade large volumes. Institutions, international businesses and professional traders use SFOX for single point of access to 15+ venues, price discovery, real-time pricing and analytics, depth of book view, and trading algorithms for best execution.

We are a growing team of engineers excited by the potential of crypto currency. We are looking for people who want to explore - people who dare to dream big and try something new. We love new creative ideas, and want to change the way currency and payments operate today. Want to be part of revolutionizing currency trading and cross- border payments? Join us!

SFOX is backed by YC, Khosla Ventures and Social+Capital. The company started as an institutional Bitcoin trading platform in the US and currently does 10% to 20% of BTCUSD trading. The company was founded by Akbar Thobhani, formerly head of growth at Airbnb and product guy at Boku and by George Melika who has previously founded a telecom company and did algorithmic trading at major wall street firms.

Open Positions

SFOX is looking for a MySQL/SQL Server Administrator and Engineer who is passionate about managing data and blockchain based financial technology. We are looking for someone who shares our values, is a team player but can work independently, and who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Role

In this role you will build and maintain database systems that support real-time trading applications alongside backend and frontend engineers and system admins. We are looking for a strong data management professional who will provide technical focus in building and maintaining critical data management systems.

What you'll do
  • Originate innovative solutions to complex technical problems
  • Create technically superior designs that meet requirements while accommodating future needs without sacrificing ease of implementation
  • Create designs balanced in pragmatism and elegance
  • Show commitment to the seriousness of your work, and discretion when dealing with problems
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure the security strategy
  • Work alongside the software engineering team to improve the quality of the database systems and their code & systems
  • Day-to-day Commitment:
    • Act as lead for complex problem resolution
    • Coach and mentor other team members
    • Deliver quality project support and consultation to others
    • Identify and create effective data management standards and procedures
    • Ensure that system design complies with policies, standards, and principals
    • Identify and recommend solutions for opportunities for system improvement through internal processes, procedures, and new technologies
    • Highly responsive engagement for 24 x 7 support during and outside of common work schedules
    • Fulfill ad hoc query and report requests from other departments
    • Effectively communicate with supervisor
About You
  • Six years of experience in RDBMS physical and logical design, and development in MySQL and SQL Server
  • Highly responsive communication when working remotely
  • Ability to become the expert on a specific domain of technology and provide technical consultation to others
  • Maintain top quality technical skills in a broad range of DBMSs, technology, and techniques
  • Vast knowledge of MySQL and SQL Server subsystems and internals
  • Deep experience in developing high volume, scalable, data-intensive systems
  • Highly skilled in performance tuning and real time troubleshooting
  • Entrenched skill in designing and developing highly optimized database code
  • Solid understanding of DBMS hardware, including RAM, CPU, Permanent Storage, I/O, and other capacity related resources
  • Ability to create or review architecture and specification documents ensuring database security, integrity, and performance
  • Possess the ability to learn how applications work by analyzing schema, querying data, and reviewing SQL
  • Excellent visual, written, and verbal communications with the ability to intuitively put ideas into tangible form
  • Demonstrated ability in moving a software product through the full development lifecycle
  • Extensive experience with AWS and RDS
  • Working knowledge in building Business Intelligence services
  • Knowledge of designing, building, and maintaining database clusters, business continuity, and recovery architecture and processes
  • Passion for innovation and for working in early stage startups
We love
  • Experience working with trading and market data
  • Experience in trading digital currency
  • Understanding of digital currency trading market
  • Interest in Bitcoin, digital currency, and distributed ledger technology

SFOX is seeking a server side developer to take the responsibility and ownership in expanding our low latency, high frequency cryptocurrency trading platform. If you like trading, software development and crypto currency - we want to talk to you.

Role

You will develop a real-time trading infrastructure and implement trade execution strategies for the digital currency market. You will be involved with analyzing our risk exposure, structuring algorithms, and develop advanced trading tools. You will work closely with our Founder and CTO with the responsibility for managing and enhancing a proprietary low latency/high frequency distributed trading system used for automated digital currency trading.

About You
  • Five years software engineering experience
  • Strong experience developing large-scale concurrent, event-driven distributed systems
  • Server side development experience is a must
  • Experience with Javascript, Go or C++.
  • Good practical knowledge of sql in general and mysql in particular
  • Strong CS fundamentals, including good working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, distributed systems
  • Rigor in engineering best-practices (e.g. code reviews, automated testing, CI etc.)
  • Passion for innovation and for working in early stage startups
  • High performance/low latency systems, Bitcoin experience is a plus
What you'll do
  • Develop and enhance a low latency / high frequency, trading platform
  • Design and develop unique algorithms based on market behavior
  • Develop high frequency trading strategies
  • Monitor and support all production system components (trading algorithms, exchange connectivity, analytics, market data)
  • Deploy software releases and configurations
We love
  • Experience working with trading and market data
  • Experience in high-frequency or algorithmic trading
  • Experience in trading digital currency
  • Knowledge of computational mathematics, statistics, and machine learning
  • Understanding of digital currency trading market
  • Interest in Bitcoin, digital currency, and distributed ledger technology

SFOX is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer passionate about blockchain based financial technology. We are looking for someone who shares our values, is a team player but can work independently, and who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Role

In this role, you will build and maintain a real-time trading infrastructure alongside the backend and frontend engineers. The ideal candidate for this position is a tool builder. We are looking for a strong engineer who is passionate about applying that skill set to problems related to operations and system administration.

What you'll do
  • Develop and maintain a SLA and error budget for more than 50 microservices
  • Engineer services aimed at infrastructure automation and maintaining availability
  • Own and improve the SFOX continuous integration process
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure the security strategy
  • Analyze potential risks of downtime and develop systems that will eliminate the issue
  • Work alongside the engineering team to improve the quality of their code & systems
About you
  • Five years of experience developing maintaining high availability services
  • Extensive experience with AWS
  • Working knowledge of Google App Engine, Azure, Rackspace, Digital Ocean and other cloud service providers
  • Extensive experience of maintaining Docker deployments
  • Knowledge of security best practices
  • Experience with server-side JavaScript, Go, Python
  • Intimate knowledge of building and maintaining database clusters
  • Good practical knowledge of sql in general and mysql in particular
  • Rigor in engineering best-practices (e.g. code reviews, automated testing, CI etc.)
  • Passion for innovation and for working in early stage startups
We love
  • Experience working with trading and market data
  • Experience in high-frequency or algorithmic trading
  • Experience in trading digital currency
  • Knowledge of computational mathematics, statistics, and machine learning
  • Understanding of digital currency trading market
  • Interest in Bitcoin, digital currency, and distributed ledger technology

SFOX is seeking a server side developer to work on blockchain technology. If you like blockchains, cyber security, cryptography, solving Rubik’s cube - we want to talk to you.

Role

You will work on making it easy to use Blockchains, secure our systems and improve our key management systems. You will work closely with our Founder and CTO and learn how to work on Blockchain platforms, applied cryptography, financial engineering, and much more!

About You
  • Five years software engineering experience
  • Strong experience developing large-scale concurrent, event-driven distributed systems
  • Passion to work on public key cryptography (and blockchain)
  • Server side and blockchain experience is a plus
  • Experience with javascript, Go, and C++
  • Strong CS fundamentals, including good working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, distributed systems
  • Good practical knowledge of sql in general and mysql in particular
  • Rigor in engineering best-practices (e.g. code reviews, automated testing, CI etc.)
  • Passion for innovation and for working in early stage startups
What you'll do
  • Develop highly scalable blockchain nodes
  • Improve key management system
  • Penetration testing and vulnerability research, with recommendation of threat mitigations
  • Security guidance and tool development
  • Work on developing our blockchain solution and securing our advanced trade platform
We love
  • Full command of Node.js, Ethereum, Solidity, Go, Python, git and Continuous Integration/ Deployment based workflows
  • Formally trained and experience in cryptography, systems security, cloud security and privacy, distributed database systems and data analytics
  • Previous hands-on software engineering experience working with cryptographic solutions, API-based applications, Amazon AWS, mobile and web-based blockchain software products on Linux-based, Windows, Android, and iOS platforms

SFOX is committed to providing excellent service to its customers. We are looking for someone who shares our values, is a team player but can work independently, and who thrives in a dynamic environment. The Client Services Associate will join a talented group in the Business Development and Sales team at SFOX. As part of the team, you’ll be tasked in enhancing relationships with existing clients and seeking to develop new relationships and business opportunities. You’ll be expected to keep up with current market changes; build a strong trusted industry network, and ensuring SFOX clients are receiving exceptional white-glove services. This is a unique opportunity for someone to gain exposure to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space; and leverage their financial market experience.

About you
  • Solid knowledge of cryptocurrencies and the industry
  • Previous sales/brokerage experience in a financial markets environment; previous experience interfacing directly with financial markets participants
  • Proven ability to work effectively in fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • High sense of urgency
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written and verbal communication abilities
What you'll do
  • Interact directly with clients and build a trusted relationship
  • Respond to incoming counterparty leads and inquiries promptly, making sure they’re receiving exceptional services
  • Participate in the development of marketing and branding activities; and identifying and developing new business opportunities
  • Work closely with the Compliance and Business Development team. Remain current with industry standards and developments in the areas of KYC, BSA/AML, and OFAC, and other regulatory requirements in the cryptocurrency ecospace
  • Respond to ad hoc requests, escalate issues, assist with case management including metrics tracking and reporting, identify opportunities to improve processes and tools for greater efficiency, some assistance with suspicious activity reports
  • Maintain detailed documentation and organization to demonstrate exceptional white- glove service
  • Take ownership in Business Development and Sales projects that include developing and refining business development strategies and processes

SFOX is looking for someone that is a team player and excels in a dynamic environment. This role will report directly to the Chief Compliance Officer. The Compliance Analyst will handle sensitive and high-risk cases, must maintain the highest ethical standards while conducting compliance reviews, support, and analysis in support of BSA/AML and other regulatory policies and programs.

Responsibilities
May perform some or all of the following regulatory compliance tasks and projects:
  • Investigate alerts for suspicious transaction activity and sanctions monitoring
  • Conduct customer profile KYC and enhanced due diligence reviews and research
  • Remain current with industry developments and new rules/regulations in the areas of KYC, BSA/AML, and OFAC
  • Assist in the implementation of new regulations as they impact the business
  • Complete SARs and other reporting requirements
  • Assist with regulatory audits and exams
  • Investigate and respond to information sharing requests and AML-related inquiries
  • Respond to ad hoc requests, escalate issues, assist with case management including metrics tracking and reporting
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and tools for greater efficiency
  • Maintain detailed documentation to demonstrate compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the COO and Founder to design and implement efficient processes relating to transaction monitoring, KYC, EDD
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned
Requirements
  • B.A. / B.S. degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Prior experience in conducting suspicious activity monitoring or customer due diligence investigations or CAMS certified or equivalent (not required, but a major plus)
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines (e.g. BSA, OFAC, FinCEN guidance)
  • Well-organized self-starter with ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as accomplish work assignments under minimal supervision and sometimes tight deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of banking, money service business and money transmission laws
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humor

SFOX is committed to deterring illicit activities, protecting against exploitation by criminals, and complying fully with our legal and regulatory requirements. We are looking for someone who shares our values, is a team player but can work independently, and who thrives in a dynamic environment. The Compliance Analyst will handle sensitive and high-risk cases, must maintain the highest ethical standards, and will work with the business and product team on expansion; he/she will report to the Chief Compliance Officer.

What you'll do
  • Investigate and close or escalate cases including conducting customer profile reviews and updates, analysis of transactional activity, and enhanced due diligence
  • Remain current with industry standards and developments in the areas of KYC, BSA/AML, and OFAC, and apply regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures to case investigations
  • Respond to ad hoc requests, escalate issues, assist with case management including metrics tracking and reporting, identify opportunities to improve processes and tools for greater efficiency, some assistance with suspicious activity reports
  • Maintain detailed documentation to demonstrate compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the CCO and senior management to design and implement policies, procedures and processes relating to transaction monitoring, KYC, EDD, and tuning thresholds to optimize investigations, update policies and procedures on an ongoing basis
About you
  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent
  • CAMS certified (not required, but a major plus)
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience (e.g., conducting AML investigations, customer due diligence, SARs preparation and filing)
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines (e.g., BSA, OFAC, FinCEN guidance)
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications (verbal and written) skills

SFOX is looking for someone who is a team player and excels in a dynamic environment. The person will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will play a key role in the rapid growth of the company. The Analyst will need to be good with numbers and have good excel skills. The Financial Analyst will handle sensitive data and must maintain the highest ethical standards while leading monthly, quarterly and annual reporting obligations.

Responsibilities
May perform some or all of the following regulatory compliance tasks and projects:
  • Perform daily accounting activities (such as account receivables and payables)
  • Perform daily transaction reconciliation and account reconciliation, ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of financial records.
  • Perform basic accounting activities, such as bookkeeping and basic and routine journal entries in well-defined parameters that require gathering
  • Respond to ad hoc requests, escalate issues, assist with case management including metrics tracking and reporting
  • Investigate and respond to information sharing requests and AML-related inquiries
  • Collaborate with the COO and Founder to design and implement efficient processes relating to transactions, financial accounts, for greater accuracy and control
  • Assist with system enhancement and reporting automation
Requirements
  • B.A. / B.S. degree or Diploma in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Excellent excel skills and ability to work with huge amounts of data
  • Experience with QBO a plus, but not required
  • Understanding of financial statements and accounts
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information
  • Must be energetic, detail-oriented and a self-starter
  • Maintaining a high level of integrity, accuracy and precision in your work
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humor

SFOX is looking for someone that is a team player and excels in a dynamic environment. This role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Operations Analyst will actively monitor and review business processes and make a variety of recommendations for improving efficiency and service. The Operations Analyst will work with senior management to identify opportunities to help increase profitability and develop specialized services for clients.

Responsibilities
May perform some or all of the following :
  • Review company workflows to develop more efficient processes
  • Collaborate with business development teams to help find ways to create cost-effective business processes that will attract new customers
  • Remain current with industry developments and trends
  • Gather an analyze market data, in support of drafting financial reports
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly accounting statements, analysis of internal financials, monitoring budgets, and documenting variances
  • Be a resource to others within the business on company workflows
  • Assist with regulatory audits and exames
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned
Requirements
  • B.A. / B.S. degree or equivalent preferred
  • 2+ years of business operations experience preferred
  • A well-organized self-starter with ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as accomplish work assignments under minimal supervision and sometimes tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humor

SFOX is looking for someone who is a team player and excels in a dynamic environment. The person will report directly to the cofounder and will play a key role in the rapid growth of the company.

Main Responsibilities
  • Manage all SFOX social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter utilizing proper tone and personality to effectively represent the brand and its services
  • Implement social media listening to understand customer needs and trends that can shape content and marketing strategies
  • Test, optimize and analyze social media campaigns against defined KPIs
  • Develop engaging social media copy for B2B and B2C audiences to drive higher conversion, growth and retention
  • Amplify the company message to online communities, media, influencers, partners, customers and the general public in alignment with company’s strategy and editorial calendar
  • Engage with industry influencers to build SFOX’s social media presence, reach and thought leadership
  • Optimize company pages within each social platform to increase the visibility of SFOX and strengthen the company’s thought leadership, social content and in alignment with demand creation plan
About you
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in marketing or communications
  • 2-4 years of experience in a social media marketing role (preferably in the Finance field)
  • Strong writing, copy editing and social content development skills
  • Passionate about social media, online communities, and connecting digital content to the overall public relations and marketing strategy
  • Expertise in social media tools, platforms, and best practices including a strong working knowledge of social media publishing and monitoring tools
  • Expert ability to understand trending industry topics and how best to engage in social conversations on behalf of SFOX and the company’s executives
  • Comfortable in a very fast-paced environment; effectively and efficiently meeting tight deadlines and managing multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail and driving results through collaboration, team work, and a positive attitude
  • Experience in the bitcoin/cryptocurrency industry a plus
  • Experience with Sprinklr, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Google Analytics, and Buffer is a plus!