Trading Systems Support Engineer


(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 Trading Systems Support Engineers are the gatekeepers of the production trading environment. We firmly believe in balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth. We are looking for engineers who share this vision, and who eschew complexity in favor of simplicity.
* Deploy, monitor, and configure a complex suite of trading applications * Provide exceptional trade support to a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment * Provide skilled hands-on technical expertise to trading, risk, middle office, and compliance teams across Windows and Linux platforms * Develop fluency with existing systems, infrastructure, and procedures and proactively improve them * Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control * Script against configuration files, databases, and logs * Gather and analyze metrics to improve and report on the performance and efficiency of trading systems * Work in tandem with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment * Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability * Participate in deep dive investigations necessary in troubleshooting and improving low latency systems * Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams
Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience * A high aptitude for learning and employing appropriate technologies * Solid scripting skills (Python, Ruby, or Perl preferred) * Software development skills are a plus but not required * SQL and database administration skills are preferred * Solid understanding of operating systems * Solid understanding of network architectures * Knowledge of trading exchanges and financial instruments is not required * 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, attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; breakfast, lunch, snacks & beverages daily.


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