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Campus: Trading Systems Support Engineer
Optiver Department IT
Location Chicago
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Title: Campus: Trading Systems Support Engineer  
Location: Chicago

Trading Systems Support Engineers sit at the crossroads of trading and IT at Optiver. They collaborate with software and hardware teams to create and maintain the complex technology needed to trade competitively. As part of a tight supportive team, engineers develop a rich fluency in all facets of financial IT as well as trading theory and strategies.

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 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
• Develop fluency with existing systems, infrastructure, and procedures and proactively improve them
• Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control
• Script against xml, json, 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 in a technical or engineering discipline
• Solid scripting skills (Python, Perl, Ruby)
• Professional IT experience a plus
• Interest in operating systems (Linux and Windows) and their optimization
• Interest in trading and financial markets
• Ability to pick things up quickly and efficiently

What you’ll get:
20 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!