Our infrastructure is a combination of vastly distributed systems, high-performance computing and low-latency trading algorithms on one hand, and high-throughput dataflows, huge storage and data analysis on the other. We evolve our systems on a daily basis. The challenge is balancing innovation speed with reliability and performance.
What you’ll do
As Application Engineer, you are the guardian of our production trading environment. You will look after our trading software and systems using your distinct skill set and insights, and adapt the environment as required to achieve our business goals. Activities include setting up, tweaking, optimizing and monitoring the different software and hardware components manually, as well as developing tools to make these activities less labour intensive and more consistent.
You constantly keep an eye on our trading activities, answering questions and troubleshooting issues as they arise. You will be working with highly skilled, smart and engaged colleagues within a team of traders, researchers, software engineers and other system engineers. Together you constantly question the status quo; see whether it makes sense and is the most optimal, and find ways to improve and then make it happen.
What you’ll need
a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in an IT related study;
hands-on experience with managing Unix/Linux as well as Windows systems;
strong Python coding skills;
experience interacting with relational databases (e.g. MSSQL, postgres);
facilitating and enabling attitude;
well-developed analytical skills and stress resistance;
to be a team player with solid communication skills.
What you can expect from us
An energetic and collaborative work culture with ambitious, down-to-earth colleagues . We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment. Next to a competitive salary and excellent benefits (such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, weekly chair massages and Friday afternoon drinks), you will get the support and tools to develop your skills on the job so that you feel empowered to be at your best, both personally and professionally. We also provide relocation assistance.
Take a look at this short video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSKQvTU6A98 ) to learn more about our core values.
Interested in working at Optiver?
Please apply for the role via the form below and provide us with a CV & cover letter in English. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patrycja Ostrowska at firstname.lastname@example.org ( email@example.com ) or +31 20 708 7481.
Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.