About BlockTech

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About

BlockTech (originally known as CRATR) was founded by experienced professionals with backgrounds in software development and derivatives trading.

By combining knowledge and experience from different fields, we were quickly capable of securing stable revenues from trading algorithms in the cryptocurrency market.

Currently, we are mainly active in the field of cryptocurrency derivatives trading. A new and fast-growing derivatives market that is rapidly expanding. Our aim is to expand our current backbone, which consists of both Bitcoin and Ethereum options and futures, into more types of cryptocurrencies and exchanges.

As a company, we believe we can help to shape the future by developing tools which improve trading practices and liquidity within the market.

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Mission

It is our mission to improve transparency and increase liquidity within the market.

This has made the company successful so far. We believe in a democratic trading system in which participants should be free of counterparty risk. But our goal is to go further than this.

Blockchain technology is relatively new and we believe it will change the future. We want to be on the forefront of these developments, create new ways of using blockchain technology and help develop innovative software in the process.

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Market

The decentralization of proof of assets is an inevitable development and we are here to facilitate liquidity to speed up the process.

We use complicated mathematical formulas to improve the speed and accuracy of derivatives trading with a network spanning across the globe. To facilitate our trading applications, we use top tier hardware.

Our History

February 2018

BlockTech B.V. (CRATR) was founded

July 2018

BlockTech started quoting Bitcoin options

August 2018

The company moved its headquarters from Alkmaar to Amsterdam

March 2019

BlockTech expanded its portfolio with Ethereum options

December 2019

A new version of BlockTech’s market maker software was launched

December 2020

To facilitate a rapidly expanding workforce, BlockTech upgraded to a bigger office in Amsterdam

April 2021

Released the new time value pricing model

September 2022

BlockTech opened an office in Singapore

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General

Work hard, play hard - with a no nonsense mentality.

We propagate a social working environment where your performance is just as important as your well-being.

The BlockTech culture is best described as highly-collaborative, where your efforts and input directly shape the results of the business in multiple ways.

Our environment is fast-paced and expectations are high. To maximize efficiency on the work floor, we are very open and direct.

Because we like to have fun and stay healthy as well, we offer an office gym, a foosball table, a pool table, a dartboard and a meditation area. Furthermore, warm lunch is catered, snacks and fruits are stocked at all times, and we have awesome borrels every Friday!

Engineering

Highly skilled engineers who work on our software.

The software engineers at BlockTech focus on the performance and reliability of our trading system that runs 24/7.

They continuously add new features which make our automated trading system smarter and improve our analytic tools to get a better understanding of how we are performing.

The team works with the latest technologies to ensure we stay ahead of the competition.

Quantitative Analysts

Elite mathematicians that work on our models.

The quants at BlockTech focus on the mathematics behind our trading system.

They develop and improve our pricing models, create better insights by building analytic tools and fix bugs.

The team has a great balance between theoretical knowledge and curiosity on one hand, and practical experience on the other hand.

Infrastructure

Command-line wizzards that work on our architecture.

The infrastructure engineers build the network and middleware infrastructure to support the other teams in building performant and stable software.

This support spans from the remote servers where our software is running, to the desktops and laptops of the individual programmers.

They actively manage the firewalls, databases, physical servers, virtual machines, containers, CI/CD and monitoring.

Trading

Next-level number crunchers.

Traders at BlockTech supervise the automatic trading system and perform OTC trades.

In addition, they analyze the company's profit and loss, monitor the margin positions and track the performance of our trades.

Based on the results of this analysis, new requirements are designed for the quants and engineers to finetune the trading system.

Vacancies

This fast-growing cryptocurrency scale-up is hiring!

BlockTech is a uniquely positioned company with great growth potential in a young and booming industry. The company is well funded, generating revenue and lead by veterans with many years of experience in finance, trading, research and software development. As a cryptocurrency trading company we believe we can help shape the future by developing tools to improve trading and liquidity in the market.

We are a recognized sponsor for non-EU candidates

What are we looking for?

BlockTech has developed into one of the biggest market makers for cryptocurrency options. The market is maturing and we are maturing with it. With us, you will have the possibility to develop components completely from scratch, which will enable us to obtain top-notch performance and stay ahead of the game. This means that you will carry a high level of responsibility since you will have the ability to steer the direction of the company with your newly developed components. When you are not working on new code, you will maintain and improve the current infrastructure and logic.

  • 3+ years of commercial working experience as a Software Engineer with an object-oriented language
  • Willingness to work with Rust and Python
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • A critical mind who follows things through until completion
  • The ability to confidently work on completely new components
  • A high level of responsibility and ownership
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

BlockTech has developed into one of the biggest market makers for cryptocurrency options. The market is maturing and we are maturing with it. With us, you will have the possibility to develop components completely from scratch, which will enable us to obtain top-notch performance and stay ahead of the game. This means that you will carry a high level of responsibility since you will have the ability to steer the direction of the company with your newly developed components. When you are not working on new code, you will maintain and improve the current infrastructure and logic.

  • 5+ years of commercial working experience as a Software Engineer with C++, Rust and/or Python
  • Willingness to work with Rust and Python
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • A critical mind who follows things through until completion
  • The ability to confidently work on completely new components
  • A high level of responsibility and ownership
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Quantitative Developer who is passionate about blockchain and wants to join a scale-up with an excellent track record and growth potential in an innovative and fast-growing industry. As a Quantitative Developer, you will be working on the infrastructure of our platform, e.g. the specification and implementation of our mathematical models, as part of a very ambitious Scrum/Agile team. At BlockTech, you have the freedom to choose the path that leads to the solution and get a lot of responsibility.

  • An academic degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Econometrics (or any other quantitative field)
  • Experience working with Python, C++ and/or Rust
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven versatility and ability to pick up new technologies and learn systems quickly
  • A positive can-do attitude and a creative mind
  • Willingness to commit long-term
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

Are you the person that can take ownership of the risk management and profit and loss calculation systems of BlockTech and take these to the next level? Do you have strong software development skills and do you love solving technical challenges? Then this role is for you!

You will be working on the internal bookkeeping systems that are used by the trading departments to measure the profitability and risk as well as keeping track of internal trading portfolios. These systems play a pivotal role in the company as they are used to constantly measure and tweak the trading strategies. Your responsibility will be to extend these systems based on the requirements of the trading departments and troubleshoot any issues that might arise during the day. Additionally, you will be using the visualization tool that was made to quickly identify any issues with the profit and loss calculation system.

  • An academic degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Econometrics (or any other quantitative field)
  • 2+ years of commercial development experience with C++, Rust and/or Python
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven versatility and ability to pick up new technologies and learn systems quickly
  • A positive can-do attitude and a creative mind
  • Willingness to commit long-term.
  • Analytical skills and familiarity with quantitative analysis/pricing are a plus
  • Affinity with visualization/data science is a plus
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Quantitative Trader who would like to join a scale-up with an excellent track record and growth potential in an innovative and fast-growing industry. At Blocktech we focus highly on automation. As a Quantitative Trader, you are responsible for suggesting changes to improve the automatic trading system by applying quantitative methods to evaluate the markets, find trading opportunities and calculate risks. We provide you with the freedom to choose the path that leads to the solution and get a lot of responsibility.

  • An academic degree in Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics (or any other quantitative field)
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Programming experience in Python
  • A sincere interest in financial markets
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven versatility and ability to pick up new technologies and learn systems quickly
  • A positive can-do attitude and a creative mind
  • Willingness to commit long-term
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology and operate the trading application
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

BlockTech has developed into one of the biggest market makers for cryptocurrency options. The market is maturing and we are maturing with it. With us, you will have the possibility to develop components completely from scratch, which will enable us to obtain top-notch performance and stay ahead of the game. This means that you will carry a high level of responsibility since you will have the ability to steer the direction of the company with your newly developed components. When you are not working on new code, you will maintain and improve the current infrastructure and logic.

  • 5+ years of commercial working experience as a Software Engineer with an object-oriented language and the capability to lead and expand a team of software engineers
  • Willingness to work with Rust and Python
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • A critical mind who follows things through until completion
  • The ability to confidently work on completely new components
  • A high level of responsibility and ownership
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology
  • Delicious catered lunches at the office, Friday drinks, company events, kickboxing classes, a gym membership and much more!
What are we looking for?

BlockTech is a fast growing start-up. Our systems perform quite well but its time to design the new iteration. Our current setup does not scale with the ever increasing requirements. Therefore we are looking for a Postgresql DBA to join the team. The most interesting part of this job is that you will works closely together with the developers, to design the new schema that will support the growth of the coming years.You will get the chance to have a strong influence on the design and direction of the improved solution.

Majority of the work is to implement, tune and architectural design of partitioned databases using the timescaledb extension. The DBA works within an environment of rapid growth and must anticipate and respond effectively to needs as they emerge.

  • Create and administer postgresql databases in multinode setup environments (including docker / kubernetes)
  • Tune and optimize the performance of SQL
  • Monitoring and automation
  • Upgrade databases
  • Use latest technologies
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in PostgreSQL 9.6+
  • Experience in PostgreSQL database architecture, logical and physical design
  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Strong understanding of command line and server administration
  • Knowledge of timescaledb is a big plus
  • Knowledge of different types of replication and partitioning
  • Knowledge of shell scripting (e.g., Bash, Perl)
  • Knowledge of Docker containerization
  • Knowledge of other RDMBS or NoSQL is a plus
  • Knowledge of big data solutions and ETL / BI tooling
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Chance of a permanent, full time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Amsterdam
  • Be part of a highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast growing cryptocurrency industry
  • A competitive base salary
  • A generous profit sharing pool based on company- and individual performance
  • Enjoy a delicious catered lunch at the office, Friday drinks, company events, gym reimbursement and much more!
What are we looking for?

BlockTech has grown tremendously from its HQ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is now opening in Singapore. Would you like to be part of the exciting growth of a scale-up in cryptocurrency options trading? We are now looking for Quantitative Developers to join the team in Singapore!

We are looking for a Quantitative Developer who is passionate about blockchain and wants to join a scale-up with an excellent track record and growth potential in an innovative and fast-growing industry. As a Quantitative Developer, you will be working on the infrastructure of our platform, e.g. the specification and implementation of our mathematical models, as part of a very ambitious Scrum/Agile team. At BlockTech, you have the freedom to choose the path that leads to the solution and get a lot of responsibility.

  • An academic degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Econometrics (or any other quantitative field)
  • Experience working with Python, C++ and/or Rust
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven versatility and ability to pick up new technologies and learn systems quickly
  • A positive can-do attitude and a creative mind
  • Willingness to commit long-term
  • The chance of a permanent, full-time position in a relaxed and trendy office located in Singapore
  • A very competitive base salary combined with a discretionary bonus based on your performance as well as the company’s results
  • A highly-collaborative and experienced team in the innovative and fast-growing cryptocurrency industry
  • The opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology and operate the trading application

If you think you have the excellent technical skills needed to join this exciting team, get in touch!

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