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 - Trading Tools at Optiver

Title: Software Developer - Trading Tools
Location: Chicago

Our software is meant to be an extension of our traders. We aim to provide a seamless way to interpret real-time data and intuitive, highly responsive tools to control our trading systems. Building a world-class front-end trading system starts with close collaboration with our traders and a thorough understanding of our values and strategies.  We are driven to create applications that perform best when under stress—this means high-performance networking, processing and graphics. Trading Tools is looking for exceptional developers looking to build simple solutions to complex full-stack problems.

Who we are:
Optiver is a proprietary global market maker, trading on major financial markets around the world.  We opened our first office in Amsterdam and now have locations in Chicago, Shanghai, and Sydney.  Optiver employs over 900 highly educated professionals worldwide who are continuously improving the way we work and striving for excellence in everything we do.  Being good is not good enough, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to make our company better.  Founded in 1986, Optiver has been profitable every year of its existence. 

Our Developers:
• Design, develop, support and maintain our various front-end trading systems and tools
• Partner with traders to solve problems and design new features
• Pride themselves on consistently shipping bug-free software

What you’ll need:
• BS in Computer Science or related technical degree
• 3+ years professional development experience
• A passion for clean code and simple, flexible, well-architected systems
• Knowledge depth in C#, .NET framework 4/4.5, and/or WPF is a plus

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 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!
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.
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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.
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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