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Software Engineer

OVER 30 YEARS AGO, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, united by a company mission to improve the market, we are a leading global electronic proprietary trading firm with more than 1000 employees.

Our Shanghai office is growing fast!

We established our Shanghai office in 2012, with a company vision of being the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. We have already established a firm foothold by being a leading market participant on China’s commodity exchanges. We will continue to be Optiver’s fastest growing office and are on the lookout for outstanding individuals to join our team.

About the Team & Position

As a software engineer you’ll develop end-to-end auto-traded trading platforms to support our core business in China, Our trading platforms are responsible for researching quantitative model, and efficiently executing trading strategy into markets. You will be working with internal stakeholders across the company including trading, research, risk and operation teams, implementing key features in our trading software stack, through to testing and deployment.

Some of the things you could be involved in are:

  • Develop and optimize automated trading strategy to help Optiver being competitive in the market

  • Build scalable systems and tools to enable trading team to evaluate trading model performance with massive historical data

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to build solutions to adapt our systems to the fast-evolving China markets

  • Contribute to our never ending goal of continuous improvements, such as providing insights to where our system and controls can be optimized and improved

About You

  • You have at least 3 years’ work experience as a Software Engineer working on system backends or client/server architectures or distributed systems

  • Strong engineering instincts and a deep understanding of computing fundamentals

  • Experience building real-time or low-latency / high-scalability systems, or writing highly optimized code

  • Natural problem solvers who love nothing more than tackling a complex technical challenge

  • Team players who love working with like-minded peers and are always looking to learn and improve

In return for you joining our team, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks. To hear more about what it is like to work here and our great culture, apply now and take the first step towards the best career move you will ever make!