Mission Critical Systems Engineer

at Optiver (view profile)
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted May 13, 2019
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Netherlands - GVVA Work Permit Jobs
Job Type linux


Optiver is a leading trading firm driven by technology with over one thousand employees globally. We pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology, running a global network with thousands of high-performance low-latency applications.

When it comes to trading operations, our infrastructure team is constantly on a critical mission to ensure that the building blocks of our system work seamlessly together, guarding its reliability and performance.

The Compute & Storage team in particular is responsible for designing, maintaining and improving our Servers, Blades, Virtualization and High-Performance Storage


As a Mission Critical Systems Engineer at Optiver, your main drive is making sure our trading systems perform well under all market conditions. We’re looking for true problem solvers who’ll pick the right tool and approach for the job. You will interact with our trading and business departments to understand their needs and come up with proposals for improvements. No day will be the same, and you will work on a variety of activities, ranging from daily tweaking and optimizations, troubleshooting, but also on long term projects. Where it makes sense, we expect a high level of automation of the work that you’re doing.

To sum up

  • You’ve got strong knowledge of either Linux or Windows servers, and are familiar with storage and virtualization
  • You prefer to automate work
  • You like to solve problems
  • You prefer removing complexity over adding it
  • You like cooperating with other engineers and non-technical colleagues

No prior trading experience is needed – our on-boarding program will kick-start your career at Optiver and support you in building the knowledge about our business.

What you can expect from us

An energetic and collaborative work culture with ambitious, down-to-earth colleagues. We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment. Next to a great salary and excellent benefits (such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, weekly chair massages and Friday afternoon drinks), you will get the support and tools to develop your skills on the job so that you feel empowered to be at your best, both personally and professionally. We also provide relocation assistance.

Interested in working at Optiver?

When you apply, please provide us with a CV and a cover letter in English.

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