Chief Technical Officer – crypto-currency trading exchange

  • Competitive base + bonus + stock options
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pure Search Hong Kong , EA Licence No: 12S5954
  • 14 Jan 18 2018-01-14

A globally recognised, and publicly listed, financial and data services company will be launching a cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong in 2018. To this end they have an immediate need for a CTO to help them launch the local business.

Although new to Hong Kong they operate exchanges in other, regional, locations so you will be able to draw upon the experience of your overseas peers both to facilitate the launch and to integrate into the global business.

As the first local employee your remit will include some administration, office setup for example, however the large majority of your work will have a technical focus. It is envisaged that there will be 7-10 staff in the short term so you will not be expected to take on non-core duties beyond you first few weeks.

You will take responsibility for all, technical, aspects of the setting up and launch of the exchange in Hong Kong, reporting directly to group head office.


The successful candidate will have experience working as an IT leader with either a financial products exchange or electronic trading platform.

Experience in crypto currencies would, clearly, be a large advantage. Failing that experience in FX markets is desirable. We appreciate that this is a rapidly emerging field and that direct experience may be limited but you will need to demonstrate a good understanding not only of the products but also the way in which they trade.

Experience managing a team

Strong ability in Java is required

Business level English is essential

Mandarin language ability is very strongly preferred but may be negotiable for top-tier candidates.

Package is negotiable and can involve stock options from the outset as the company is publically listed.