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Network Engineer

Amsterdam

Optiver is looking for a Network Engineer with a passion for solving problems and reducing complexity. You will join a team responsible for owning the networks that our industry-leading proprietary trading systems rely on. From day one, your contributions to the design, optimization and maintenance of our globally distributed networks will allow our traders and engineers to continue operating at the highest level of performance, making a direct impact to our business. Speed, reliability and scalability are at the center of everything that we do.

 

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 stabilizing 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.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange. 

 

What you’ll do:

Working in Optiver’s Network Engineering team will see you contributing to challenges scaling across low-latency, network automation, data center and WAN technologies through to colocation design and enterprise security to support our competitive market-making business. Specifically you will:

  • Provide technical expertise to support a high frequency trading floor in a competitive market-making environment;
  • Identify, design and implement network optimizations;
  • Automate and eliminate manual elements of our network infrastructure;
  • Assist with planned upgrades and maintenance (migrations, expansions, hardware and software upgrades);
  • Ensure all aspects of our WAN network function correctly across our global data centers and colocations;
  • Contribute to capacity planning, connectivity improvements and traffic flow optimization;
  • Contribute to the ongoing standardization of our environments & our Infrastructure as Code vision.

Who you are:

  • Passionate about network performance, monitoring & capacity planning;
  • Confident with a variety of network monitoring and alerting tools;
  • Experience with LAN and WAN technologies;
  • In depth experience with network transport & routing protocols (TCP/UDP, OSPF, BGP, Multicast);
  • Comfortable working in a multi-vendor environment (Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto);
  • Experience with network security and firewalls;
  • Confident with Python scripting for automation;
  • Strong communication skills, ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical colleagues, via presentation or documentation;
  • Experience with low-latency networking, configuration management tooling functions, time series databases and centralized logging solutions are beneficial, but not required.

 

What you'll get:

Secondary benefits include 25 paid vacation days in year one, 30 in year two; fully paid first-class commuting expenses; training opportunities; discounts on health insurance; breakfast and lunch facilities; sports and leisure activities; Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.

Being an international office, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.

 

How to apply:

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Network Engineer. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Ruby Mulvaney via [email protected]. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.

 

Diversity statement:

As an intentionally flat organization, 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.

More information on how Optiver Europe processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy

 

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