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Trading Systems and Support Engineer

As our Trading Systems and Support Engineer, you will be the primary point of contact to support our London office and team. You will act as a steward of our trading systems, balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth as well as ensuring that the office can operate successfully day-to-day.

Who we are:

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 specialising in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them!

What you’ll do:

Our engineers work closely with traders to identify the business problems we face and determine how they should be solved. We apply a disciplined and scientific approach. We engineer simple, well-architected solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our traders. Our passion is to solve problems which really matter to the business, and we take pride in the quality of our solutions.

As our Trading Systems and Support Engineer, you will be the primary point of contact to support our London office and team. You will act as a steward of our trading systems, balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth as well as ensuring that the office can operate successfully day-to-day. In summary you will:

  • Deploy, monitor, and configure a suite of proprietary trading applications
  • Provide technical expertise and support to a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment
  • 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
  • Act as a single point of contact for general IT questions or assistance
  • Solve IT issues for trading and enterprise applications
  • Work with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment
  • Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability
  • Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams

What you’ll need: 

  • Authorisation to work in the UK
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related technical field
  • Passion for problem solving in a start-up environment
  • Strong desire to work with a wide scope of technologies
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, or Perl
  • Experience with SQL and data administration
  • Experience with operating systems and understanding network architectures
  • Knowledge of trading exchanges and financial instruments is not required
  • Attention to detail and cleanliness

What’s in it for you?

Optiver’s London office is the location of our foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for our commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays
  • Daily Breakfast and lunch
  • Home to office commute covered
  • 50% paid gym subscription  
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and continuous learning opportunities
  • Access to conferences and Tech events
  • International transfer opportunities

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