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Graduate Software Developer

published at 25.05.2018 16:19

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Company: Optiver

Define what’s next in Automated Trading

Optiver is a leading technology driven trading firm. We improve the market through a global network of thousands of servers running the most advanced trading software. We collect and process petabytes of data daily to always provide the best price no matter where we trade. To meet this goal, fast processing and low latency is crucial.

Your job
As our new Software Developer, you will work closely with our traders and researchers to implement fresh trading and pricing strategies. Our development and deployment is in-house, so you can see your software in action the day it’s released. In a fast changing environment with ever growing data streams, you will find yourself writing new software regularly and optimising your current solutions continuously to be even faster. 

What we expect from you
A Computer Science-related Bachelor or higher level degree through which you have acquired strong Computer Science fundamentals, and proficiency in C++, C# or Java. As an advocate of simplicity, you are a pragmatic problem solver with a knack for breaking down complex problems into structured elements. You happily move through the software stack; between server components, agents, middleware and front-end applications. You get the job done to move the business forward.

You’re driven by daily improvement and serious rewards for your performance, easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.

Bonus points for
Python skills. Previous experience with optimizing software and hardware in a distributed systems’ context is an added plus.

What you will get
The ideal environment to sharpen your engineering skills and analytical mind. You will be faced with an endless stream of challenges along the way, but equipped with the right tools and talented colleagues to help you work through any obstacle.

We offer excellent remuneration and 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, weekly chair massages and Friday afternoon drinks. We are experts in guiding expats through relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance. We work to make life easy so you can focus on doing what you love.

As a Graduate Software Developer you will be joining our Tech Starters Program, which will provide you the unique opportunity to develop your technical and soft skills, enhancing your knowledge on trading and our business. You will be guided along the way by a senior developer assigned as your mentor. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to jump start your career in the tech world/in software development.

Our company
We are 400 knowledgeable professionals from over 40 countries based in Amsterdam. At Optiver we aim to be unrivalled in our industry by employing people with talent, creativity and ambition. It doesn’t matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our own expectations.

Selection process

If you pass these steps, we will invite you to our office in Amsterdam to complete the interview process in one day. You don’t need any trading knowledge to be considered.

Apply here.



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