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Infrastructure Engineer (Linux)

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

We have an incredible new opportunity in our Shanghai office for a Linux Infrastructure Engineer, who will provide technical support to our trading team. You would join a small team of experienced engineers to keep up with the growing demands of our office and will drive our success in the region. We are looking for a special person to join us in this rare opportunity to turbocharge your career.

Working on the latest and greatest in trading system technologies, you’ll get to work closely with all teams across the business from Trading to Development, to ensure that our systems and servers are working at their best. You know what questions to ask and you know how to talk tech to non-techies. You’ll be constantly learning new technologies, researching and advising the business on ways to improve and optimize our platform and trading environment.

About You

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Linux administrator, working as part of a collaborative team

  • Strong focus on automation and have knowledge of at least one scripting language (eg. Python, Shell)

  • Some knowledge and experience of networks, windows administration, or virtualization technologies (eg. KVM, Vmware, Docker)

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to work out what the root cause of a problem is and fix it for good

  • You know how to keep a cool head under fire

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills including sharp attention to detail

  • Proven skills in medium to large server deployments and configuration management (preferably Puppet and/or Ansible)

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!