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Graduate IT Operations Engineer

Singapore

In a dynamic industry where performance is measured in nanoseconds, our systems need to perform at their peak all day, every day. Work alongside some of the world's brightest developers and traders to build and maintain our industry-leading proprietary trading systems, that directly impact global financial markets.

Are you up for the challenge? Join Optiver to accelerate your growth in one of the most fascinating and dynamic industries.

Who we are

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over 35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With more than 1,600 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions. 

Founded in 2021, Optiver's Singapore location is our ninth global office. As a fast-growing office, we have the feel of a start-up, but the backing of a large multinational trading firm. In Asia Pacific, Optiver was one of the first global market makers to establish a presence in the region, with the incorporation Optiver's APAC head office in Sydney in 1996. Since then, we have expanded our footprint by establishing offices in Taipei (2005), Hong Kong (2007) and Shanghai (2012).

What you'll do

As our Graduate IT Operations Engineer, you’ll begin the first 5 weeks of your training program in our APAC HQ in Sydney, where you’ll learn the foundations of everything that you need to know – ranging from theoretical knowledge to practical, hands-on experience. Then, you’ll come back to Singapore to work alongside a team of passionate and curious colleagues, who thrive on solving complex problems.

Our industry is fast moving and innovative, and so are we. You’ll ensure our low-latency trading system never misses a great trade. You’ll support our trading system as part of a global team, ensuring trading is done safely. You will co-ordinate incidents – deep diving into technical issues to understand why things break and driving improvements to ensure we don’t see the same issue again.

In addition, you’ll

  • Monitor and support the trading platform, owning the responsibility of ensuring trading activities are conducted safely and under control.
  • Coordinate and manage incidents across the environment and own the post-incident follow up.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve issues that arise from production environment.
  • Continuously drive improvement in the trading platform in a wide range of areas, including performance, capacity, monitoring and deployment.
  • Automate manual workflows while maintaining safe control.

Who you are

You’re a problem solver at heart, who won’t stop until you’ve found a solution. And then push yourself even further to improve it. In addition, you:

  • Love the satisfaction of fixing issues and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Passionate about automation and finds ways to automate solutions to common themes rather than just specific problems.
  • Interested in new technologies and exploring how we can utilise them to their fullest potential, in an ever-changing environment.
  • Keen to collaborate with a variety of teams across the business, with the humility to continually upskill and improve yourself

What you'll get

  • The chance to work alongside diverse, intelligent and driven peers in a rewarding environment
  • We offer competitive remuneration, including: an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Regular social events including an annual company trip
  • A work-from-home allowance and support.

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

Eligibility

Optiver encourages Singaporean nationals to apply. Applications are open until 31 October 2022.

  • A final year university student or recent graduate
  • Studying a Computer Science, Computer/Software/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering or similarly technical degree
  • Knowledge and experience in Linux OS and Network
  • Knowledge and experience in Python, Shell or other scripting languages

Does this sound like the future you’re looking for? Take up the challenge and apply today!

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