DevOps System Engineer at Relocate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted on Jul 06 2017 (17 days ago)


European citizens only

About the company

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. 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. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. We achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain our future.


As a DevOps System Engineer, you are the custodian of our production trading environment. You will care for our trading software and systems using your distinct skillset and insights, and adapt the environment as required to achieve our business goals. Activities include setting up, tweaking, optimizing and monitoring the different software and hardware components manually, as well as developing tools to make these activities less labour intensive and more consistent.

You constantly keep an eye on our trading activities, answering questions and troubleshooting issues as they arise. You will be working with highly skilled, smart and engaged colleagues within a team of traders, researchers, software engineers and other system engineers. Together you constantly question the status quo; see whether it makes sense and is the most optimal, and find ways to improve and then make it happen.

Your qualification

  • a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree level in IT related study
  • extremely well-developed analytical skills, smartness and stress resistance
  • experience with Unix/Linux as well as Windows systems
  • scripting skills (i.e. Python, Bash, PowerShell, SQL)
  • facilitating and enabling attitude, with a hands-on mentality
  • to be a team player with excellent communication skills

What we offer

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. To be concrete, we offer excellent remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.



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