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About Optiver

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Do you thrive in an environment where your growth and knowledge are constantly propelled to new heights? If so, you should get to know Optiver, a FinTech pioneer on the cutting-edge of technology, trading and research.

WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT

Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the seemingly impossible. It’s a place where you’re empowered to build, code, develop and strategise ideas that push the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Every team member has an integral role to play in this endeavour. From traders to developers, engineers, researchers and business operations specialists, we all strive to find and own unique solutions. It’s a melting pot of dynamic thought, fast execution and entrepreneurial spirit.

We are market makers. Optiver’s role is to always remain present in global financial markets, where we are trusted by 50+ exchanges to provide accurate pricing on hundreds of thousands of financial products. Our constant activity creates the liquidity needed to keep capital markets viable, enabling all parties to trade at will. In sum, we improve the market by acting as a stabilising force, there to buy when someone wants to sell, and there to sell where someone wants to buy. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly – even in times of extreme volatility – which makes what we do incredibly fast-paced and exciting.

Our ethos is based on a hunger for growth that touches everything we do. Accelerated growth not only applies to our global expansion, but also to every individual team member. Our people continually strive to improve and evolve into the best versions of themselves. Optiver fosters this constant growth by creating an environment where all are considered equal and afforded the same opportunities to flourish. This flat, growth-minded structure rings true across all of our global operations, which span offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai and beyond.

When it comes to joining Optiver, the bar is set high – and for good reason. To remain at the forefront of market making, we need the best and brightest industry talent within our teams. Fortunately, we value potential over expertise, which is why we hire candidates from a diversity of backgrounds, studies and experience levels. No matter which walk of life they’re from, when we find someone with the entrepreneurial spirit we seek, we take it upon ourselves to heavily invest into upskilling them with our world-class training programme. Trust us when we say that whether your background is in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Actuarial Studies or Journalism, there are many unexpected paths that lead to Optiver. 


ENGINEERING AT OPTIVER


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Trading == Tech. Come code systems with sub-nanosecond performance

This is your opportunity to build high-performance software, work on trading algorithms, low latency connectivity and everything in between. At heart, you’re a problem solver. You don’t stop until you’ve figured out a solution and then found a way to improve it even further. You’re deeply passionate about technology, particularly software development, and have your own out-of-classroom projects to prove it.

Work alongside the best Developers and Traders in the industry, with the humility to continually challenge yourself to improve and grow.

Ready to launch your career as a Software Engineer? Apply below:

As a Site Reliability Engineer at Optiver, you’ll translate complex trading strategies and developer feedback into world-class systems that improve global financial markets.
  
As Optiver’s Site Reliability Engineer, you’ll have a wide range of responsibilities you will be trusted to own and execute. Some are short-term, such as ensuring the nano-second by nano-second reliability of systems, or solving urgent latency issues. Others are bigger picture and involve deep-dives into mass data, and the implementation of innovative, longer-term system projects.
 
If you’re an engineer with unstoppable energy and a problem-solving mentality, check out the links below to take the first steps towards an incredible career at Optiver.

Ready to build global trading platforms that operate on the cutting-edge of FPGA technology? As Optiver’s FPGA Engineer, you’ll oversee the end-to-end development of the industry’s most reliable systems, which are robust enough to run across 50+ exchanges, while pricing hundreds of thousands of interconnected financial products, and processing petabytes of complex market data.

FPGA is a field that affords zero room for delay – which is exactly what excites you. With your laser-sharp focus on securing the lowest possible latency, you’ll directly impact Optiver’s success as a leading global market maker. You’ll have the freedom to fully own projects – from conceptualising to developing, testing, packaging, and analysing everything you encounter on the way to deployment. Throughout the process, you’ll collaborate closely with Optiver’s brilliant traders, software engineers and data analysts.

If you’re an ambitious FPGA engineer with a real desire to push the boundaries of system performance, it’s time to take the first steps towards a career at Optiver.


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