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OptiverTrading Application Engineer

Application deadline 28-02-2016



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28-02-2016 (For Past)




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Trading Application Engineer

Do you want to responsible for the full performance cycle of our trading systems and applications? Can you keep it together when your next decision can be crucial for the business performance? Then you might be our new Trading Application Engineer.

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IT at Optiver

Since trading on the floor changed to screen-based trading, we constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best IT-professionals to develop, optimize and support our systems and tools. The atmosphere we work in is fast-paced and exciting. This makes IT at Optiver a great challenge whereby expertise, innovation and fun go hand in hand every day.

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What you'll do

As a Trading Application Engineer you will be responsible for the configuration, performance and availability of key trading applications and systems in a complex, dynamic environment. With your distinct skills you are able to set up and configure trading applications as required to achieve our business goals; troubleshoot issues; and measure application performance, optimizing system effectiveness.
You will be working with highly skilled and engaged colleagues such as Developers, System Engineers, Researchers and Traders. On top of that you will constantly search for the best solutions to improve our business performance. You know how to take responsibility and you are aware that your actions have a direct impact on our P&L.
In short, as a Trading Application Engineer you will:

  • control deployment of new functionality in trading- and exchange-facing systems;
  • spend time on the trading floor with traders in order to develop a deep understanding of our business and contribute directly to our performance;
  • examine the flow of orders to an exchange and optimize new trading strategies by analyzing large sets of data;
  • set up trading- and exchange systems at new locations;
  • ensure our trading systems are up and running - quickly analyzing and resolving any issues we may encounter - to guarantee Traders have their systems available when they need them most.
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What you'll need

  • experience of or affinity with Finance and Trading;
  • experience in UNIX/Bash as well as scripting skills are appreciated;
  • be a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • a hands-on mentality;
  • an HBO/WO Bachelor or Master degree level.
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What you'll get

To be concrete, we can offer you an excellent remuneration package; fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, attractive profit sharing structure, a relocation package, training opportunities, discount on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.

We are looking for you if you believe in daily improvement and you would like to be seriously rewarded for your performance, you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.

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We are 350 highly educated professionals from over 30 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our own and each other's expectations.

If you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, apply directly!

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Working at Optiver

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