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Product Manager - Algorithmic Trading

Brussels, Brussels
Work Type: Full Time

Keyrock is expanding!

 

Keyrock was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown from 3 to over 100 people today. As an industry recognized liquidity provider and market maker, Keyrock is a leading European creator of algorithmic trading technology in the digital asset space. With VC backing including Series B investment from Ripple and a constantly expanding global client base, Keyrock is one of Belgium’s fastest-growing fintech companies. 

We’re currently active on over 80 exchanges and count numerous marketplaces and asset issuers among our clients, including some of the best-known companies in the digital assets space.

Keyrock's beating heart is its technical team filled with software engineers, digital scientists and academics, who themselves are supported by university professors, industry-leading experts and a strong management team. Over the years Keyrock has become a company that is both idealistic and practical.

 

Who are we looking for:


Product Manager will be responsible for developing valuable and viable products (& implicit services) that consider the voices of the business & commercial, trading & research, and the tech teams they work in. To listen to a user's voice, you should be able to speak their language. We call this trilingual-competency around the domains of Keyrock’s business considerations, industry context, and tech (consisting of Rust and JS/TS tooling, in a distributed global cloud architecture).


Product Managers do this by empowering product development teams to solve complex user and business problems, with effective user engagement and blistering tech performance. Keyrock product development teams (squads) are cross-functional, generally composed of a squad lead, a product manager, a development manager, and several engineers/tech-supports. Users are internal trading & research teams, and external clients. The Product is the Keyrock Liquidity Platform that executes trading strategies for users and facilitates Keyrock services for external clients.


Product Managers are expected to discover and deliver valuable product features and changes via user discovery & development of user insight with consideration for micro-targeted design that encourages user behaviour towards business objectives (e.g. risk), making changes more viable. Value is measured by the data-oriented product managers to hold empowered team teams accountable to deliver outcomes. This means team development capabilities are critical to the role, to ensure team cohesion and efficient communication.


Finally a Keyrock Product Manager will need to understand the difference between Product and Project mindsets and encourage the adoption of a Product view amongst the development teams.


Essential Competencies (At least 2 out of 3):

1. Exposure to quantitative analysis of financial assets, or econometrics, or statistical analysis of investments (or other relevant strong mathematical experience). For example, modelling trading strategies for short term trading, using statistical signals.

2. Exposure to business administration or strategic analysis experience that enables the candidate to own the business viability considerations of the product, such as risk, regulatory alignment, marketing considerations, and cost relative to organisational size - and to know what to ask to assess industry considerations.

3. Previous experience with software engineering, with enough knowledge to be able to understand technical constraints, cloud architecture, and network-related technical challenges when building a distributed trading system. The candidate should be able to participate in, and contribute to, engineering and architectural conversations.

Note: Whilst two out of three of the above may be accepted, the candidate should be able to demonstrate mastery of the two competencies they possess, with an idea of how they would look to develop the third.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience with demonstrated capabilities transferable to this role

  • Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery.

  • 2 years working on technology-powered products as either a product manager, UX/product designer, engineer, data analyst, data scientist, or user researcher. 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn multiple functional areas of business – engineering, design, finance, sales, or marketing.

  • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative.

  • Proven ability to engage productively with engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship.

Nice to haves:

  • Any Agile or related qualification around iterative software development and/or product management.

  • Business strategy/marketing qualifications, or equivalent experience.

  • Good understanding of the DeFi ecosystem or algorithmic trading


Other factors:

Innovation thrives in product teams where diverse points of view come together to solve complex problems often using new approaches. Therefore, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences.  Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our product teams.

We are open to receive all applications and bolster a remote friendly environment, however due to strong need for the role to be aligned across different functions of business, a preference might be given to candidates based within +/- 3 hours away from Brussels local time in terms of timezone.

Our recruitment philosophy


We believe the most important aspect of our recruitment process is self-awareness: we are looking for people who have a clear understanding of themselves and what they are looking for in their professional career. That means that we expect to work with people who not only have the right skills, but who have also made the conscious decision to look for a company in our industry and with our characteristics.

 

Our offer

 

  • A competitive salary package, including benefits that you choose and manage according to your needs and those of your family (car/bike, meal vouchers, health insurance, 25 days  off, etc.) 

  • Autonomy in your time management thanks to flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely 

  • The freedom to create your own entrepreneurial experience by being part of a team of people in search of excellence who all receive stock options from the first year

  • A ton of fun in a thriving and multicultural environment, with colleagues enjoying regular team building activities 

 

Keyrock offers you both a career and a large range of benefits that we will gladly discuss in the course of the application process.

 

As an employer we are committed to build an inclusive, diverse and non-discriminating work environment. We welcome employees of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, creed and sexual orientation. We hire, reward and promote entirely based on merit and performance.

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