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Senior C++ Developer

Shanghai

WHO WE ARE

Optiver is a global market maker with offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei. Founded in 1986, today we are a leading liquidity provider, with close to 2,000 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.

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. 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 DO

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for setting architectural direction for parts of our system, delivering large bodies of well-engineered code and owning projects that directly impact Optiver’s cutting-edge trading systems. You will collaborate with fellow Engineers, Traders and Researchers to develop a deep understanding of trading, exchanges and what the 'machine' is doing. You're not attached to tools and technologies, you focus on solving problems. Your challenge is to further innovate and maintain the foundation underlying our wider infrastructure.

Some of the things you could be involved in are:

  • Own the design, development and deployment of services that comprise our globally distributed trading platform
  • Build partnerships across the business to ensure we're feeding the best ideas into our solutions
  • Build exchange connectivity software, and develop automated trading strategies
  • Continuously improve our automated trading systems and strategies optimising

The difference with technology at Optiver is how fast the pace is, and the direct impact it has on trading. Where traditional software development teams can take months or years to build systems from business requirements, our developers work closely with traders to ensure a short development life cycle and quick feedback on the impact of your work.

 

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have at least 3 years’ work experience as a Software Engineer
  • Experience with low-latency optimisation, real-time systems, or backtesting pipeline is a plus
  • Technologists who are passionate about software and not only like to learn about it at work, but also like to get involved in their own projects at home
  • Natural problem solvers who love nothing more than tackling a complex technical challenge
  • Team players who love working with like-minded peers and are always looking to learn and improve
  • Experience with making architectural recommendations on IT solutions, design & approach

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

At Optiver, we have a very flat structure. We work extremely closely with our stakeholders, often working as a single team to solve Optiver’s problems. Individually, you are very highly empowered to deliver significant changes, with the support of your team and your leaders. Above all we value the passion of our technical team and foster a collaborative and innovative working environment which nurtures brilliant minds.

In return for your expertise, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks. 

 

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

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.

 

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