Head of Trading Infrastructure
Uphold Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Uphold serves 184+ countries, across 30+ currencies (traditional and crypto) and commodities with frictionless foreign exchange and cross-border remittance for members around the world. Since our launch in 2015, Uphold has powered more than US$4+ billion in transactions.
Uphold combines a platform app model with payment connectivity to offer financial services to a global market. Uphold empowers innovation in financial services through a platform approach where app developers and Fin-tech partners can leverage Uphold’s reach through licensed relationships with banks and financial services partners around the world. Built on a core of proprietary technologies and e-money apps, Uphold embraces a future where people and businesses around the world have access to safe, transparent, fair and affordable financial services.
What We Do:
We enable the financial engine that powers Uphold. We consume market data for a wide range of asset classes including cryptocurrencies, equities, metals, and foreign exchange, with more to come. Using this data, we generate asset pricing for the Uphold consumer platform. Our team is responsible for the risk management and balancing of the Uphold reserve.
How We Do It:
We use a variety of technologies to build our own applications that run on both our own hardware and in the cloud. C++ for areas that require high performance, Go and Python as needed for general solutions, and NodeJS when required for specific integrations. In addition, we utilize (My|Postgre)SQL, redis, bash, linux, etc. Generally, we try to use whatever tool is best for the job, without letting the stack grow too complicated.
We own our technology from end to end, hardware and software, with the support of the Uphold technology organization at large. As a geographically distributed team, our process is highly collaborative. Most of the hard thinking is done before any code has been written.
As the head of our trading infrastructure, you’ll collaborate with multiple infrastructure and technical departments to empower the secure, robust operation of our self-managed systems.
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