Zurich, Switzerland

What we do

Protos is a data driven hedge fund committed to helping investors capture the value to be derived from disruptive technologies built on the Blockchain technology. We invest in early stage (pre-ICO) opportunities as well as in established assets leveraging the firm’s research and data on advanced trading strategies. We acquire datasets that enable promising strategies, build and test those strategies and deploy them on the market. Our team is made up of financial veterans with track records of managed funds of over $1B as well as serial technology entrepreneurs.


We are looking for an exceptional Quant Developer to join us in achieving our vision. You will be working closely with our core team on all aspects of the business and will be expected to take initiative and lead your own projects. The function’s responsibilities will involve designing database infrastructures and backtesting environments as well as helping in the creation and optimization of actively traded strategies.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS in computer science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Understanding of finance and investments
  • Advanced knowledge of python
  • You write well-tested, clean, maintainable code
  • Good communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: creative, focused, and not easily discouraged
  • Passionate about designing, building and shipping high quality products


Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in computer science, or related technical field
  • Experience with quant-trading and trading platforms
  • A passion for decentralization, open source software, and the blockchain
  • Experience in machine learning/optimization algorithms
  • Experience with database management
  • Familiarity with data analysis frameworks – Pandas, Blaze and preferably with distributed big data systems such as Spark, Hadoop
  • You know and care about sound engineering practices like code review, testing, continuous delivery and automation



  • Competitive salary and performance bonus


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We look forward to receive your CV at

As part of the interview process, please follow the instructions below:
  1. Please start by downloading our data set
  2. Do a back test of a strategy of your choice on our data set
  3. Create a new branch and upload your script here for our engineering team to review


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