Site Reliability Engineer

Job Description

Our Site Reliability Engineers  are the stewards of our trading systems, balancing a safe, orderly production environment with profitability and sustainable growth.

Your 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 and operational excellence.

Technology at Optiver:

Our engineers work closely with traders to identify the business problems we face and determine how they should be solved. We apply a disciplined and scientific approach. We engineer simple, well-architected solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our traders. Our passion is to solve problems which really matter to the business, and we take pride in the quality of our solutions.

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 improve them
  • Intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control
  • Script against configuration files, databases, and logs
  • Work with development to ensure the health and stability of the production trading environment
  • Continually drive production systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability
  • 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 related technical field
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, or Perl
  • Experience with SQL and data administration
  • Experience with operating systems and understanding network architectures
  • Knowledge of trading exchanges and financial instruments 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.

Given the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, Optiver US is managing its business remotely. Please note this opportunity will not be remote long-term and employees will be expected to work in the office once it is safe to do so.