Trading Software Engineer

Do you want to add value to our trading business? Enjoy working on a variety of products across the stack? Do you not shy away from taking full responsibility over your products and seeing immediate results and feedback on your hard work? Are you master of your craft? Then you might be our new Trading Software Engineer.

Technology at Optiver
In order to be successful in our trading domain, we constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best technologists to develop, optimise and support our systems and tools. As a technologist, you are responsible for the full stack of applications and the full development life cycle, granting a lot of ownership. Collaborating with our traders, your software can be deployed in production the same day providing immediate results. Latency is crucial, which is why we make use of FPGAs and microwave links to ensure fast execution. With 12 datacenters and thousands of servers we run ten thousands of trading components executing hundred thousands of trades every day.


What you'll do
Being part of our Trading Technology team means you are responsible for the full stack of applications required to run the trading business. Activities range from developing ultra-low-latency exchange protocol encoders and decoders, writing and fine-tuning our automated trading strategies, to helping our monitoring and analysis effort by creating and extending user interfaces to provide the traders with more information and control. You will be interacting closely with our traders and researchers constantly. Sitting on the trading floor frequently you will be amidst the action, getting instant feedback on the results of your work. As you prove your worth you will gain more and more responsibility and freedom.


What you'll need
  • a university degree in Computer Science, IT Engineering or Information Systems;
  • mastery of one or more OOP languages (i.e. C++, C# or Java);
  • a proven track record as a software engineer (can be an active github repository for graduates, and/or years of working experience in the field for more senior roles);
  • an entrepreneurial attitude;
  • ambition to grow through experience, training and on-the-job development;
  • to be a good team player and communicator who enjoys creative freedom and independence.


What you’ll get
Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. To be concrete, we offer excellent remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.

We are 400 highly educated professionals that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each other’s expectations.
If you are ready to apply, you can apply directly via the button below for the position of Trading Software Engineer, please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jan Bernhart on +31 20 708 7429.

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