Software Developer for Automated Trading Systems


(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Optiver
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and over 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.
Optiver’s Automated Trading Software team is striving to develop the world’s best automated trading system. We solve a variety of problems with high degrees of difficulty: managing scarce bandwidth resources, building extremely low latency systems to respond to market events, and automatically pricing diverse sets of financial instruments with extremely low error tolerance. All of this must be done with the future of our company and of trading in mind. We must build systems with little tolerance for failure which we are sure will add to the stability of the market, not detract from it. These systems must also be simple, flexible, and well-architected so they can quickly be changed to meet the dynamic needs of our traders. We already have a team of great developers, but we need more.
* Design, develop, support, and maintain our automated trading system * Develop a deep understanding of options trading and exchange * Work closely with traders to design new functionality, trading systems, and algorithms * Consistently ship bug-free software
Ideal Candidate
* Experience in software development focused on programming C++ or Java on Linux * A creative mind which explores all possibilities when solving a problem * An understanding of how to collect and parse data to guide your decision making process * A high level of attention to detail satisfied with nothing less than perfection * An insatiable desire to solve problems and win * Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

25 days paid vacation; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages daily.


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