At Xanadu, coding is at the heart of what we do - and we strive to make coding here innovative, pragmatic and fun. And although we are a trading company, we are much closer to a technology company than most trading companies - think university research department, rather than trading floor. We are normally sitting in teams of 2-4 people, each team in their own room, and we emphasize quietness, focus and flow. Doors are closed so we can't hear each other, but walls are glass so we can see each other. We don't have phones. If a question isn't urgent we use slack. You don't have to answer straight away. We try to maximize employee control over their personal workspace, provide food and entertainment and to generally remove any obstacles employees might face. We dress casually.


Xanadu endeavours not just to be a place of work - we cherish and want to encourage (optional) social life outside of work, and want to offer multiple activities and excursions throughout the year to foster relationships within the company. What those are is entirely flexible, but could involve anything from tapas & drinks to kite surfing and mountain biking. It is here that our Barcelona office can really excel in terms of weather, geography and outdoor activities on offer.


Work life balance is important to us. We work 40 hours a week, we don't do overtime, and we don't do weekends. We give our employees as much flexibility over when they work as feasible. We choose Barcelona in Spain for our second European office - for sun, hot but not boiling weather and beach. We aim to reduce stress. We focus on happiness in the office. We try to accommodate private life as much as possible. And to have a good time - both at the office and outside the office.

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