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HPC Engineer

Austin

Optiver is seeking a Research Infrastructure Engineer to contribute significantly to the development and management of our research infrastructure across both on-premises and cloud platforms.

This role involves hands-on work in scaling and supporting high-performance computing (HPC) and storage systems, which are critical for our growing demand in research across various trading-related domains, including quantitative and options research.

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.

Based in ‘The Domain’ neighborhood, Optiver’s Austin office serves as the firm’s innovation nucleus, with a strong focus on quantitative research, software and hardware engineering initiatives. With tech innovation an integral part of our core business, the booming city proved an ideal backdrop for our heavy investment into machine learning, research infrastructure and big data computing. What’s more, with world-class music, food and art scenes, as well as countless scenic outdoor activities, the quality of life for Austin Optiverians is second to none.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing and supporting HPC and storage systems on-premises and in cloud clusters (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Help troubleshoot issues related to OS, storage, network, and other infrastructure components, in collaboration with other infrastructure teams.
  • Contribute to innovation in research infrastructure by supporting new technologies and methodologies.
  • Support management of diverse compute capabilities, including CPU, GPU, and specialized processing solutions.
  • Work directly with software engineers to provide a fully integrated research platform for the company.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Linux systems and environment.
  • Exposure to Infrastructure as Code tools (Ansible, Terraform, etc.).
  • Understanding of cloud solutions like AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Interest in high-performance computing (HPC) environments.
  • Ability to troubleshoot in infrastructure scenarios.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse and global teams.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in research infrastructure or related fields, or relevant academic background.
Alongside this you will get great other benefits such as 25 paid vacation days and market holidays, fully paid commuting expenses and 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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