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Trading Systems Engineer at Optiver (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Do you love solving technical problems? Does the smooth operation of a network of distributed systems as a result of your work bring you a sense of fulfillment? Would you like to work in a highly-skilled, passionate and driven environment where there is a high degree of freedom, responsibility and reward? Then you might be our new Trading Systems Engineer!

Technology at Optiver

Optiver is a leading electronic market maker driven by technology, trading financial products all over the world. We build high-performance, low-latency trading systems and algorithms that are constantly evolving. Our infrastructure of globally distributed systems generates petabytes of data every day. To be able to compete in this industry everything – from hardware to software – has to be perfect.

Our engineers are passionate about breaking down complex problems into simple solutions. Our pragmatic approach results in clean, lean and mean systems. We are constantly looking for talent to help us improve. Do you have what it takes?

What you will be doing:

Every day you’ll face new technical challenges and hold responsibility for ensuring our systems are performing at their peak. Our business runs on high-availability systems and from day one it’s up to our Application Engineers to keep them healthy. You will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with developers, infrastructure engineers, researchers and traders, to ensure our systems are optimised end to end

  • Managing deployments of applications which allow our high-speed, high-availability systems to execute the best trades possible

  • Maintaining operational excellence

  • Delivering game-changing ideas and solutions to complex technical problems to improve reliability and reduce latency

  • Developing tools to monitor system performance throughout our busy trading days

  • Design and optimise our systems for performance and reliability, to improve our trading success

Who you are:

You’re a true technologist who enjoys a variety of work and craves the challenge of learning how technologies and systems operate together. We are also looking for someone who:

  • a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in an IT related study;

  • Unix/Linux skills, Python skills, and the drive to improve both;

  • experience interacting with relational databases (e.g. MSSQL, postgres);

  • facilitating and enabling attitude, with a hands-on mentality;

  • well-developed analytical skills;

  • to be a team player with solid communication skills.

What you’ll get

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We love challenges, welcome collaboration, and strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. To be concrete, we offer excellent remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.


The first step after applying for this job is an online test assessing your technical skills (in Python). No prior trading knowledge needed.

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