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.

Systems Support Engineer at Optiver
Title: Systems Support Engineer
Location: Chicago

Optiver’s Systems Support Engineers focus on IT systems and applications that allow users to perform their daily work. We firmly believe and work towards finding the right blend of functionality for our users and manageability for administrators. To that end, the person we seek will revel in finding that balance, and running systems that consistently work, and work well.

Who we are:
Optiver is a worldwide market maker and derivatives trading firm. We opened our first office in Amsterdam, and now have locations in Chicago, Shanghai, and Sydney. Optiver US LLC is registered with the SEC as a broker-dealer and participates in trading on various U.S. securities and commodities exchanges. Founded in 1986, Optiver has been profitable every year of its existence.

What you'll do:
You’ll be part of a fast-paced operations team on the front lines of support, with the following responsibilities:

•   Act as a single point of contact for general IT questions or assistance
•   Provide support for non-critical trading and enterprise applications
•   Manage our trader IPC/Turret infrastructure
•   Manage our Phones, Printers, Video Conferencing, and Security Systems
•   Includes selection of technologies used, and monitoring of these systems
•   Analyze and recommend enterprise IT solutions for user facing technologies
•   Coordinate with other IT engineering teams to execute on service delivery (building windows desktop hosts, provisioning VPN connections, etc.)
•   Manage the internal office website    

What you’ll need:
•   Experience troubleshooting IT support issues 
•   Passion for problem solving in a fast-paced environment
•   Strong desire to work with a wide scope of technologies
•   Attention to detail and cleanliness
•   An understanding of change control processes
•   Strong documentation mentality
•   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, free catered breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages daily, complimentary in-house barista, weekly in-house chair massages, casual dress, game room and more!

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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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