Senior Application Engineer


WHO WE ARE Optiver is a global electronic market maker. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world, 24 hours a day. We aim to always provide prices for a wide range of products including listed derivatives, equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange. As such, we have no clients but provide liquidity services to the financial markets on which we trade. We do this by developing our own trading strategies and systems, using originally developed code and cutting-edge technology. Optiver Asia Pacific represents one of three business units of the Optiver group (the others being Europe and the US). The Asia Pacific business unit includes the following locations: Sydney (regional headquarters); Hong Kong; Shanghai; Singapore and Taipei. The business in Singapore is newly created and deemed to be an integral part of the APAC strategy over the coming years with anticipation of significant growth. WHAT YOU'LL DO As a Senior Application Engineer, you will own the responsibility of supervising our low-latency trading system to ensure trading activities are conducted safely and under control. You will co-ordinate incidents, deep dive into technical issues to understand why things break, and drive change to continuously improve the efficiency of the trading environments. You can also expect to Own the responsibility to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise from trading environments. Review incidents to look for emerging themes, effectively prioritize improvements and drive those changes to better support and automate trading and operating workflows. Specialize in trading environment-specific knowledge, and effectively coordinate across APAC technology teams and other departments in delivering changes, ready for events such as introduction of new products, corporate actions on existing products, or in response to special announcements by trading exchanges. Own the quality of configuration of the trading environments, set standards and architect them in a way that minimizes the likelihood of mistakes or difficulty in driving change. Design and architect the deployment of services to maximize reliability of the trading environments, ensuring that they are operating within acceptable performance thresholds. Understand the broader business needs and translate that into effective planning and coordination of upgrade and expansion of colocation managed services such as sessions, servers, racks and power management. WHO YOU ARE You have solid experience working with and supporting complex distributed systems on Linux. You have solid experience working in Python or shell scripts development to drive analysis and automation. You have a strong understanding of trading system architecture and limits, and a strong awareness of the risk and compliance aspects in the lifecycle of money flow in a market-marking trading business. You have a strong understanding of networking, build & deployment, version control, and monitoring and alerting pipelines. You are systematic and thorough in the way you understand and approach problems to identify root causes and drive improvements. You possess the ability to understand broader business strategies, vision and objectives, and are also technically competent to perform hands-on work. You have a strong desire to innovate and pro-actively contribute to the never-ending goal of system optimization, self-correction, and automation of the trading environments. WHAT YOU'LL GET The chance to work alongside diverse, intelligent and driven peers in a rewarding environment We offer competitive remuneration, including: an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages Daily breakfast and lunch facilities Regular social events including an annual company trip A work-from-home allowance and support 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. Optiver encourages Singaporean nationals and Permanent Residents to apply. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process, we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.


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