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Campus: Procurement Analyst (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
16 hours ago
+29
The team focuses on operational excellence and continuous improvement, which equips them with the ability to drive these wide-ranging initiatives forward consistently with efficiency and diligence while collaborating with all areas of the business. As a member of the Procurement team, you will individually drive a wide variety of projects, from the first strategy session through project completion. If you are interested in gaining experience in both the business and technical sides of a market making trading firm while gaining Procurement experience, this role will provide that opportunity.

Campus: Quantitative Researcher (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
22 hours ago
+29
Our Research team continually improves our core derivatives pricing and parameter models. Quantitative Researchers work with traders to create and improve pricing models, volatility surfaces, yield curves, and other quantitative elements of our automated trading systems. Researchers and software engineers on this team work together closely with our traders. They find solutions to pricing problems, test those solutions with historical pricing parameters and market data, and then modify various parts of our trading system so traders can see these new models operate in the real world.

Campus: Quantitative Research Intern (Summer 2021)

Optiver
Chicago
22 hours ago
+29
Our Research team is looking for a summer intern to help continually improve our core derivatives pricing and parameter models. Our Quantitative Researcher team works closely with traders and software engineers to create and improve pricing models, volatility surfaces, yield curves, and other quantitative elements of our automated trading systems. They find solutions to pricing problems, test those solutions with historical pricing parameters and market data, and then modify various parts of our trading system so traders can see these new models operate in the real world.

Security Analyst

Optiver
Chicago
3 days ago
+29
Monitor and react to security events. Define and implement security policies, procedures, and technologies. Track general developments in computer security, and plan the firm's response. Provide security expertise and advice to other teams within the company. Define best practices cybersecurity training for employees. Collaborate with other operations, development, and trading teams to solve business challenges. Work at a technology-driven company where you can make an immediate impact.

2022 Trading Internship - Expression of Interest

Optiver
Chicago
3 days ago
+29
Sophomore or Junior standing for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM field. Superior quantitative and logical reasoning skills. Interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities. Experience programming or scripting a plus. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening.

Procurement Analyst

Optiver
Chicago
5 days ago
+29
Optiver is looking for a Procurement Analyst to help enable and advance the business’ technology strategy in an operationally sound and cost effective manner. The Procurement function, within the TechOps team, drives strategic initiatives to ensure Optiver is buying goods and services in the most efficient way at the most competitive prices. We firmly believe in balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth.

Data Center Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
5 days ago
+29
Installing and cabling switches, servers, and appliances in our onsite data center. Coordinating work at the remote colocations. Managing power and space including monitoring and capacity planning. Maintaining a consistent and clean cable management standards. Managing hardware inventory and troubleshooting hardware related issues. Coordinating colocations expansions and migrations. Shipping , receiving and transporting hardware between sites. Maintaining data center documentation.

Systems Support Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
1 week ago
+29
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.

Network Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
1 week ago
+29
Deploy, monitor, and configure network infrastructure. Manage Cisco and Arista network equipment. Recommend and implement system improvements. Provide technical expertise and support to a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment. Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams.

Campus: Software Engineer (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
Improving the markets requires proprietary trading systems nimble enough to operate at peak efficiency in even the most extreme market conditions. Optiver’s engineers build those systems. It starts with a rigorous training program, during which you’ll learn the ins and outs of our trading systems and the engineering principles that underpin our decision-making. Some of the challenges you’ll face daily include managing scarce bandwidth resources,

Campus: Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
It’s called an internship. But that doesn’t quite do it justice. Our software engineering interns build and release software just like our full-time engineers. After a two-week training program covering the fundamentals of our trading systems and engineering principles, you’ll join a team of senior engineers tasked with finding elegant solutions to complex problems. You won’t just have a chance to contribute, you’ll be expected to. After all, the

Campus: Quantitative Trader (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
At Optiver, we hire academically accomplished, intellectually well-rounded thinkers and we mold them into great traders. Your career here will begin with six months of comprehensive training on the fundamentals of trading: theory, markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology. From there, you’re off and trading. You and your team will adjust prices, monitor positions and make trades using custom software. In partnership with our engineers, you

Campus: Accounting Intern (2021 Summer Start)

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to join our Finance Team as an Accounting Intern. In this role, you’ll gain relevant and valuable accounting experience in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment. As Accounting Intern, you’ll assist our month-end close process, support financial reporting & analytics, and prepare deliverables for our annual audit.

Campus: Accounting Intern – Part Time (2020 Winter Start)

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to join our Finance Team as an Accounting Intern. In this role, you’ll gain relevant and valuable accounting experience in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment. As Accounting Intern, you’ll assist our month-end close process, support financial reporting & analytics, and prepare deliverables for our annual audit.

Linux Systems Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
Optiver's Linux Systems Engineers create, deploy, and support a stable OS platform for our production trading environment. We maintain the same engineering principles and standards across all our development and operations teams, including a strong focus on simple designs and deterministic behavior. We are looking for engineers who have strong attention to detail, who have a willingness to learn and adapt, and who have the extreme operational rigor it takes to maintain and expand the firm's critical Linux infrastructure.

Senior Tax Accountant

Optiver
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+29
Optiver’s Tax team is looking for a Senior Tax Accountant to assist in all tax accounting, compliance, and documentation. As the Senior Tax Accountant, you will gain exposure to the many facets of Optiver’s business and have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of tax projects.  The ideal candidate for this role is a self-motivated professional with a desire to learn more about tax. This candidate needs to be technologically savvy, organized and able to manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Campus: DevOps Intern (Summer 2021)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+29
As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. And at Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking. And the proprietary trading systems you build will directly impact financial markets that—either directly or indirectly—touch the lives of millions of people.

Campus: Site Reliability Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+29
As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. And at Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Yes, even as an intern. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking.

Campus: Technical Analyst (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+29
Our technical analysts own projects from inception to final results; they’re responsible for driving key business initiatives and day-to-day technical operations while acting as a hub for centralized coordination.  Operational excellence and continuous improvement drive our business and these wide-ranging initiatives.  If you’re looking to put your technical skills and business savviness to the test, opt in.

Campus: FPGA Engineer (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+29
Our FPGA Engineers develop trading strategies with nanosecond response times, highly parallelized algorithms, and customized low-level networking. Your career at Optiver begins with a robust training program where you will learn the intricacies of our trading systems and the engineering principles that drive our decision making.  You will work on all aspects of the FPGA development process from researching new low-latency techniques and cutting-edge hardware to deeply understanding the intricacies of our trading strategies and software. Your work must be flexible, fast, and scalable to tightly integrate with our systems and meet the evolving needs of our traders.

Campus: FPGA Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. At Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking. The proprietary trading systems you build will directly impact financial markets that—either directly or indirectly—touch the lives of millions of people.

Campus: Site Reliability Engineer (2021 Start)

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. And at Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking. And the proprietary trading systems you build will directly impact financial markets that—either directly or indirectly—touch the lives of millions of people.

Windows Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Work with an established and experienced team to build best in class solutions using solid engineering principals Communicate and collaborate with business users and technology teams. Have an innate ability to breakdown complex problems and make sound engineering decisions in a self-directed environment. Deploy, monitor, and configure windows infrastructure. Recommend and implement system improvements.

Software Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Design, develop, support, and maintain trading systems, tools, and infrastructure. Collaborate deeply with traders, risk analysts, researchers, and other engineers. Gain and develop an in-depth understanding of trading theory and practice.

Site Reliability Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Deploy, monitor, and configure a suite of proprietary of trading applications. Provide technical expertise and support to a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment. Develop fluency with existing systems, infrastructure, and procedures and proactively improve them. Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control. Script against configuration files, databases, and logs. Work with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment. Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability. Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams.

Risk Analyst

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Optiver is looking for a Risk Analyst to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk Team who is focused on analyzing and improving our risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative & technical background. As Risk Analyst, you will work closely with Traders to develop and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Our Site Reliability Engineers are the stewards of our trading systems, balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth. Your responsibility is to stay ahead of the complexity inherent in scaling a distributed system that handles over half a million correlated financial instruments across multiple data centers and thousands of servers, all the while striving for simplicity and operational excellence. As

Senior Software Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Establish vision and technical direction for major initiatives. Design, develop, support, and maintain large portions of our trading infrastructure. Ensure new and existing programs adhere to our coding, architectural, and operational standards. Develop a deep understanding of trading and exchanges. Collaborate deeply with traders, engineers, and researchers.

FPGA Engineer

Optiver
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Optiver is looking to add FPGA Engineers to its Automated Trading Systems (ATS) team. ATS solve a variety of problems with high degrees of difficulty: managing scarce bandwidth resources, responding to market events with extremely low latency, and automatically pricing diverse sets of financial instruments with near-zero error tolerance. We build systems with little room for failure which add to the stability of the market, not detract from it. These systems must be simple, flexible, and well-architected so they can quickly be changed to meet the dynamic needs of our traders. We already have a team of great engineers, but we need more.