Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management.

Software Developer - Core Systems at Optiver

Title: Software Developer – Core Systems
Location: Chicago

Optiver’s Core Systems team is responsible for architecting and building an infrastructure that ensures correctness and safety within all of our systems. These systems are shared across all development teams and include infrastructure for instruments, trades and positions, plus various controls associated with the live trading environment. It is crucial to have a strong emphasis on controls, meaning tools and systems that monitor and protect our electronic trading systems. Our work ensures that trading can operate with confidence. We are looking for exceptional developers to help us build and grow these core infrastructural components and controls.

Who we are:
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

What you’ll do:
•   Design, develop, support, and maintain various a robust infrastructure
•   Collaborate with our trading, risk, compliance, and middle office groups to drive development of new functionality
•   Develop a broad understanding of Optiver’s business functions and in depth knowledge of how our internal groups interact and work together
•   Build software that is thoroughly tested and bug free 

What you’ll need: 
•   A passion for clean code and for designing simple and flexible solutions to problems in a wide variety of domains
•   A strong sense of ownership and desire to be deeply involved in all aspects of the software lifecycle
•   Exemplary attention to detail and a deep interest in learning about the industry
•   2+ years professional development experience
•   Knowledge depth in C++, C#, or Java; experience with database technologies desired
•   Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you’ll get: 
25 days paid vacation; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages provided daily; weekly in-house chair massages; casual dress; game room; annual company trip; in office barista and more!

Company Reviews

Every day I collaborate with co-workers to solve interesting problems, and go head-to-head with them in fierce board game competitions multiple evenings a month. It's great!
Landon
Software Developer
at Optiver
Optiver gives me the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to tackle challenging problems. Coming into work is no longer a chore, but something that I look forward to each and every day.
Jared
Linux Engineer
at Optiver
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Why work with us
People at Optiver love challenges, welcome collaboration, and strive to be better tomorrow than they are today. Improving the market is an extraordinary challenge that requires a carefully crafted approach. Optiver provides a collaborative working environment to tackle these challenges. In fact, it is this way of working that sets us apart.
Culture
We are as passionate about our people as they are about their work. As a dynamic and high-performing company, our people help shape our collaborative culture. Our informal environment and flat structure offers everyone at Optiver the opportunity to thrive both personally and professionally.
Perks & Benefits
Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees
Generous 401(k) Plan
25 days of paid vacation
Paid commuting expenses
Free catered breakfast and lunch daily
Weekly in-house chair massages

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