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Asian FX Trading Manager - UAE / Remote

Taptap Send

Taptap Send

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Our Mission
Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.
The Team
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).
About Us
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously. Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….
Our Investors
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Crossbeam Ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels
The Role
Taptap Send is seeking a motivated and talented individual to join our Trading team to grow our Asian trading activities. You will lead emerging market (EM) currency sourcing and execution capabilities for the region. You will be tasked with building deep market understanding and cultivating relationships with in-country liquidity providers. Your work will help deliver market leading exchange rates for our customers.
You’ll work as part of the FX & Treasury team, with close collaboration with the wider in-country teams (Bangladesh, New York, Dubai to name a few), ensuring Taptap Send continues to exceed growth and customer expectations. There is plenty of room for professional progression and personal development within our friendly and ever growing Taptap community.


  • Own the funding & trading of Taptap Send’s Asian emerging market currencies.
  • Optimise fund flows to secure the best price for our customers.
  • Go deep within your markets to build a complex understanding of the structural dynamics of the local FX liquidity and associated macro factors.
  • Travel to meet local stakeholders and liquidity providers.
  • Work alongside our in-country teams to source market leading FX liquidity providersManage capital intensity, counterparty credit limits and funding optimisation.


  • Have 4+ years of professional experience in finance, technology, operations, or a similar field.
  • Have experience managing commercial relationships with key partners.
  • Be passionate about our mission to deliver low cost transfers to our customers & emerging markets.
  • Share our excitement to work across global teams and have the curiosity to build deep local expertise.
  • Have proven analytical skills (Excel); SQL a plusBonus if you have experience in FX trading, sourcing liquidity, or EM finance.
  • Bonus if you are familiar with the partner countries we work with - Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Madagascar, Nepal, soon IndiaHave the right to work in your residency locationIdeally Dubai based, but open to other locations
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality.
Propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Taptap Send is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, experience and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.
If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any information you provide us in this respect will only be used to accommodate your requirements.
Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.