Site Reliability Engineer

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The Site Reliability Engineering team is the steward of our trading systems, balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth.

Our 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, dependability, and operational excellence.

We understand the full breadth of all production systems, including how they interconnect and interact, and we use this knowledge to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and scale up our trading infrastructure. We work with traders, development teams, and operations team to coordinate and influence improvements to our systems.

What you'll do:

  • Deploy, monitor, and configure a suite of proprietary 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 work to improve them
  • Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability
  • Work with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment
  • Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control
  • Script against configuration files, databases, and logs
  • Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or other STEM field
  • Experience scripting (python preferred)
  • Interest in operating systems and network architectures
  • Ability to learn quickly and autonomously
  • Attention to detail, diligence, and a high personal bar for performance expectations
  • Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the trading and finance industries is not required
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver is a leading proprietary trading firm using technology to provide the most up-to-date and competitive prices in financial products around the world. Put simply, we improve the markets. Achieving this requires excellence in everything we do. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being.

We’re seeking people who up the ante with nerve, with guts and, most importantly, with heart. We’re looking for the bold. Does that describe you? Then opt in.

*If you are an upcoming graduate, please instead apply to our Graduate Site Reliability Engineer position.*

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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