Join Sixtant: network and JVM performance

As the network and JVM performance expert on the engineering and trading team, you will reduce the latency of message passing between trading strategies and exchanges and improve Clojure/JVM performance.

Working at Sixtant

Sixtant is an entrepreneurial, no red tape, minimal bureaucracy workplace. You work on object-level problems and contribute directly to p&l.

Every member of the engineering and trading team works at all levels of the trading stack, but brings a particular skill set to help the team in some core area. Everyone has the opportunity to work on a variety of improvements to the trading platform and supporting infrastructure — including the implementation of order execution and trading logic — and see their efforts directly impact trading. Bonuses are uncapped and in proportion to the firm’s trading performance.

Since 2020, Sixtant has been a fully remote company and now has team members across the Americas and Europe.

What you will work on

Crypto markets are dynamic, and we act quickly to take advantage of new opportunities. It is often not possible to know in advance what that will entail, but you will likely find yourself working on some of the following projects:

This position involves spending a significant portion amount of time both writing code and interacting with market structure and trade execution. You should be equally comfortable taking ownership of long-term projects as quickly shipping one-off solutions, and expect to do both.


We know that the JVM and networking protocols are largely distinct domains (though we’ve found there is a certain kind of person who likes making things go fast, and that person might have experience with both). Strong experience with one and intermediate experience with the other is also OK.

Write to us

If you think you might be a good fit, please write a quick, direct message to explaining how you developed a strong network and JVM performance skill set and why you’re interested in this role at Sixtant.

If you’d like, feel free to attach your GitHub / resume. We’re also happy to consider experience from open source, conference talks, personal projects, etc.

About Sixtant

Sixtant is a proprietary trading and market making firm that takes a scientific, high-frequency approach to crypto trading. We focus on market neutral trading strategies based on understanding market structure and correcting inefficiencies. As market makers, we also leverage these capabilities to maintain orderly, liquid markets, even for difficult to price assets.

Sixtant is a small team of exceptional, entrepreneurial collaborators who consistently achieve outsized impact. Sixtant manages tens of millions in assets and trades tens of billions in annual volume across centralized limit order books and DeFi. We are designated market makers for select clients across a myriad of instruments.

Our values are craftsmanship, collaboration, integrity, passion, and constant learning.

Sixtant is hiring. Join a small team of exceptional collaborators.