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Software Engineer

Shanghai

WHO WE ARE:

Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Since its establishment in 2012, our Shanghai office is a rapidly growing participant in the Chinese markets, trading exchange-listed futures, options and equities in China mainland. Our vision is to become the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. With the culture of a start-up but the backing of a 35 year-old trading firm, the Optiver Shanghai office is truly unique. Embodying the intersection of East-meets-West values, Optiver Shanghai is a true international experience. Everyone who joins us will help shape the future of our company and its global impact. Get ready: we are only just beginning.

WHAT YOU’LL WORK ON:

As a software engineer you’ll develop the platform of our market risk, to measure and control our risk exposed in trading market. You will work with internal stakeholders across the company including risk, trading, operation teams and technical teams cross offices all over the world, implement key features in our risk control software stack, experience and responsibility for the entire software development life cycle.

Some of the things you could be involved in are:

  • Build scalable, stable platform of market risk to help risk and trading team to measure and control the risk during trading.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company to build solutions to adapt our systems to the fast-evolving markets.
  • Collaborate with technical team cross office to contribute to the systems used in China, APAC as well as other markets all over the world.
  • Contribute to our never ending goal of continuous improvements, such as providing insights to where our system and controls can be optimized and improved.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • You have experience as a Software Engineer working on system backends or client/server architectures or distributed systems.
  • Strong engineering instincts and a deep understanding of computing fundamentals
  • Natural problem solvers who love nothing more than tackling a complex technical challenge
  • Good learner with motivation to learn and work with different tech stacks including c++, c#, etc.
  • Team players with solid English communication skills who love working with like-minded peers and are always looking to learn and improve

 

In return for you joining our team, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks. To hear more about what it is like to work here and our great culture, apply now and take the first step towards the best career move you will ever make!

 

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