Trading Systems Support Engineer

| Chicago

Title: Trading Systems Support Engineer 
Location: Chicago

Optiver's Trading Systems Support Engineers are the gatekeepers of the production trading environment. We firmly believe in balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth. We are looking for engineers who share this vision, and who eschew complexity in favor of simplicity.

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. 

What you'll do:
• Deploy, monitor, and configure a complex suite of trading applications
• Provide exceptional trade support to a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment
• Provide skilled hands-on technical expertise to trading, risk, middle office, and compliance teams across Windows and Linux platforms
• 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
• Gather and analyze metrics to improve and report on the performance and efficiency of trading systems
• Work in tandem with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment
• Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability
• Participate in deep dive investigations necessary in troubleshooting and improving low latency systems
• Track and solve issues as part of a fast-paced results driven set of IT teams

What you'll need:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• A high aptitude for learning and employing appropriate technologies 
• Solid scripting skills (Python, Ruby, or Perl preferred)
• Software development skills are a plus but not required
• SQL and database administration skills are preferred
• Solid understanding of operating systems
• Solid understanding of network architectures
• Knowledge of trading exchanges and financial instruments is not required

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

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Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Commuter Benefits
Daily Meals Provided
Dental
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Vision
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