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Production Software Engineer

Chicago

Optiver is looking for an experienced Production Software Engineer with responsibilities for building our infrastructure and automating our trading production environment. This team occupies a wide intersection of stakeholders across the business from operations to development, specifically focusing on scaling up change, increasing robustness, and reducing overhead. Your contributions have the potential to directly enable a faster and safer innovation cycle for Optiver.

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.

Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

What you’ll do:

  • Design pipelines to improve the way changes enter production, from validation to merging to deployment
  • Build production environment monitoring infrastructure, focusing on incident management and operations visibility
  • Build tooling or infrastructure to reduce overhead and increase reliability through the production management space
  • Work with stakeholders to establish or improve feedback loops across all aspects of production management
  • Work collaboratively with engineers in our global offices to align our production environments
  • Mentor junior team members and help foster the growth of the next generation of engineers

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related technical field
  • Strong experience with programming (Python would be beneficial)
  • Broad understanding of the wider technology including networks, hardware, OS, databases, web servers and applications
  • Experience with CI/CD tooling to assist with production change pipelines
  • This team currently utilizes Ansible, Django, Flask and Jenkins so any previous experience with these technologies would be beneficial but not required
  • Previous experience in production management would be beneficial
  • Ability to bring an improvement mindset and critical eye to complex operational challenges and systems
  • Specific knowledge of the trading/finance industry is not required

What you’ll get:

  • Work alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Performance based bonus structure that is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
  • Ownership over initiatives that directly solve business problems. 

Alongside this you will get great other benefits such as 25 paid vacation days and market holidays, fully paid health insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, training opportunities, 401(k) match up to 50% and charitable match opportunities, regular social events and clubs, and many more.

At Optiver, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Optiver recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected characteristics. 

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