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DevOps Software Intern (Summer 2022 – Chicago)

The DevOps Team designs and develops custom software tools to support the needs and processes of Optiver's engineering teams including: Site Reliability, Linux, Windows, and the Network operations teams. We are key drivers of our principled operational culture, and use our technical expertise to influence design decisions for the entirety of our operations infrastructure. We work on a broad spectrum of problems across the entire stack, designing and creating custom solutions from the ground up.

As an intern you’ll work closely with development and operations teams to identify the business problems we face, and we build the tooling and infrastructure to overcome these challenges. Get ready to apply a disciplined and principled approach to operations engineering, creating simple and robust solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our production environment. We solve problems which really matter to the business, and take pride in the quality of our solutions.

Technology at Optiver:

As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. And at Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking. And the proprietary trading systems you build will directly impact financial markets that—either directly or indirectly—touch the lives of millions of people.

What you'll need:

  • Working towards a BS or MS in Computer Science, or related technical field
  • Have sophomore or junior standing
  • Experience scripting in Python, Perl, or Ruby
  • Interest in operating systems and network architectures
  • Ability to learn quickly and autonomously
  • Attention to detail, diligence, and a high personal bar
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver is a proprietary 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.

*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to the DevOps Software Engineer Internship position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2022.