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Low-Latency Software Engineer at Optiver

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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.


Our project: a is to develop the fastest-distributed option pricing system ever built.

Your job

As our new low-latency-software engineer, 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 become even faster.

What we expect from you

A computer science-related bachelor’s degree or higher-level degree through which you have acquired strong computer science fundamentals – as well as 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 and previous experience with optimising software and hardware in a distributed systems’ context.

What you will get

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 in 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:

  • a profit-sharing structure
  • training opportunities
  • fully paid first-class-travel expenses
  • a premium-free pension
  • breakfast and lunch facilities
  • sports and leisure activities
  • weekly chair massages
  • Friday afternoon drinks

Our company

Based in Amsterdam we are 400 knowledgeable professionals from over 40 countries. At Optiver, we aim to be unrivaled 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

  • Online (HackerRank) test assessing your programming fundamentals (in C++, C# and/or Java)
  • Skype interview
  • An interview at our Amsterdam office

Note: you don’t need any trading knowledge to be considered.


Once you fill in your email on this page, you will be redirected to Optiver's website, where you can proceed with your application.

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