Ingesting and appropriately modeling financial instruments and alternative datasets is a problem that continues to grow in complexity with the increasing sophistication and interconnected nature of global derivatives markets. We are looking for a Data Software Engineer to join our Global Data Engineering team to build a new framework for modeling financial instruments in the cash and derivatives space that can be used in tandem with internal and external datasets to better inform low, medium, and high frequency trading strategies.
Who we are:
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ 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.
As one of the world’s major financial centres, London was selected as the home of Optiver’s FX trading business, our UK-focused Institutional Trading Team and rapidly growing commodities trading arm. Optiver UK is located in a city that bridges European, Asian and American time zones, connecting our regional offices and embracing a truly global mind-set. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is home to some of the best museums, a thriving international restaurant scene and bustling high streets that attract people from all over the globe.
What you’ll do:
You will be a key member of a team of world-class engineers on our Global Data Engineering team tasked with solving some of the hardest problems at the intersection of trading and technology, specifically on ingesting, processing, and integrating Global financial instrument identifiers with Alternative Data sources to be used in new and existing trading strategies:
Design, develop, and deploy a data model and framework for normalizing financial instrument identifiers across vendors, markets, and historical timeframes at a global scale, which can be used with alternative datasets
Design, develop, and deploy data pipelines to ingest, process, and validate datasets from a variety of global sources using Python, C, or C++ and storing resultant datasets both on-prem and in the cloud (S3)
Engage with stakeholders across Optiver globally to build data solutions that meet the business needs
Ensure that end-to-end data solutions are deployed to a global standard that you will help to define and evolve across Optiver
Who you are:
You will need the following skills:
Programming skills in Python, C, or C++
System design skills, experience deploying data solutions at a global scale
Data modeling skills, including experience modeling financial instruments and alternative datasets to facilitate data fusion
Interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders
Ownership to hold yourself and others responsible for adhering to a high standard of work and delivery
What you’ll get:
At Optiver UK, you will be part of a well-established and high-performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. As our London operations grow, the opportunity to make a global impact and take your career to a new level expands with it. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits include:
- Competitive remuneration;
- 27 paid vacation days (plus UK public holidays);
- Daily onsite breakfast and lunch;
- Paid commuting expenses (home to office);
- 50% paid gym subscription;
- Private medical insurance;
- Pension scheme;
- Training, conference attendance and continuous learning opportunities;
- International transfer opportunities.
How to apply:
Apply directly via the form below and please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Should there be a potential match, a member of our team will reach out sooner rather than later. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].
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.