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Campus: Trading Systems Support Engineer (2018 Start)
Optiver Department IT
Location Chicago
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Title: Campus: Trading Systems Support Engineer (2018 Start) 
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’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. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

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
•   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!