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Systems Reliability Engineer

As a Systems Reliability Engineer you are the custodian of our production trading environment. Our infrastructure is a combination of vastly distributed systems, high-performance computing and low-latency trading algorithms on one hand, and high-throughput dataflows, huge storage and data analysis on the other. We evolve our systems on a daily basis. The challenge: balancing innovation speed with reliability and performance.

Reliability engineering at Optiver focuses on prevention and swift resolution of operational issues, guarding the reliability and performance of our systems. Reliability to us means having full control over our systems and guaranteeing proper functioning even in the most extreme market conditions. Simplicity and deterministic behavior are important aspects of reliability to us.

No two days are the same, but as Systems Reliability Engineer you will maintain, monitor and improve the reliability, scalability and performance of our in-house built trading software. Sitting in the middle of the trading floor, you closely collaborate with the Traders, Researchers and fellow Engineers. Read more about a day in the life of an Application Engineer (as we call this job internally) in this blog post.

What you need to be successful
You are a pragmatic, logical thinker. With a facilitating and enabling attitude as well as hands-on mentality, you always strive for the simplest solutions. You are naturally curious about hardware and software, and how these interact. You are able to explain your thoughts clearly through written and verbal communication, ask the right questions, and are not afraid to challenge your colleagues. You look for opportunities to get out of your comfort zone and like frequent change.

No prior trading experience is needed – our onboarding program will kick-start your career at Optiver and support you in building the knowledge about our business.

In terms of skillset

  • Experience managing day-to-day operations of software and hardware infrastructure;
  • Strong affinity with Unix/Linux systems;
  • The ability to automate tasks using Python;
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. MSSQL, postgres);
  • An understanding of networking fundamentals and protocols.

What you can expect from us

At Optiver, we have a very flat structure. We work extremely closely with our stakeholders, often working as a single team to solve Optiver’s problems. Individually, you are very highly empowered to deliver significant changes, with the support of your team and your leaders. Above all we value the passion of our technical team and foster a collaborative and innovative working environment which nurtures brilliant minds.

Take a look at this short video to learn more about our core values.

We strive to bring out the best in our people and in return we are fortunate enough to have a great package of benefits. We also provide relocation assistance.

Interested in working at Optiver?
Please apply for the role via the form below and provide us with a CV & cover letter in English. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patrycja Ostrowska at [email protected]. The first step after applying for this job is an online HackerRank test.

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