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Trading Systems DevOps Engineer


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 stabilizing 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.

Since its establishment in 2012, our Shanghai office is a rapidly growing participant in the Chinese markets, trading exchange-listed futures, options and equities in China mainland. Our vision is to become the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. With the culture of a start-up but the backing of a 35-year-old trading firm, the Optiver Shanghai office is truly unique. Embodying the intersection of East-meets-West values, Optiver Shanghai is a true international experience. Everyone who joins us will help shape the future of our company and its global impact. Get ready: we are only just beginning.


As a member of the China Application Engineering team, we understand the full breadth of all production systems, including how they interconnect and interact, and we use this knowledge to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and scale up our trading system.

We work closely with development and operations teams to identify the business problems we face, and we build the tooling to overcome these challenges. We 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 we take pride in the quality of our solutions.

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.

  • Design, build, and maintain the tooling used by operations team to deploy, monitor, and configure our production environment
  • Work with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment
  • Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability
  • Establish and implement configuration and interoperability standards across trading applications
  • Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control
  • Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related technical field
  • Strong experience with programming (python preferred)
  • Ability to learn quickly and autonomously
  • Operations engineering experience a plus
  • Open-source tooling experience is a plus


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.

In return for your expertise, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks.