Software Engineer


We looking for Software Engineers to join our burgeoning office in London where you will be responsible for developing our trading platform as well as helping us to establish new trading platforms for new markets in the future. An eye for design and an entrepreneurial mindset will be critical for our success as well as your own. Who We Are: Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates. As one of the world’s major financial centres, London was selected as the home of Optiver’s FX trading business, our UK-focused Institutional Trading Team and rapidly growing commodities trading arm of the business. Established in 2019, Optiver’s London office is quickly growing as a key player in the FX market. With its position in England’s capital city bridging European, Asian and American time zones, Optiver London embraces a truly global mindset. And it’s no wonder why. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, comprising more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages. With some of the best museums, a thriving international restaurant scene and bustling high streets, there’s no better place to become a citizen of the world. What You’ll Do: Design, develop, support, and maintain trading systems, tools and infrastructure Build user interfaces that present coherent, responsive real-time visualizations of market activity and system performance while providing intuitive control of a highly complex system Integrate our system with multi-trading platforms and third parties as well as our global office network Build pricing automation rules for a trading business with an extremely low error tolerance Collaborate deeply with Traders, Risk Analysts, Researchers, and other Engineers Gain and develop an in-depth understanding of trading theory and practice Ensure new and existing programs adhere to our coding, architectural, and operational standards At Optiver we pride ourselves on being real Engineers, not just coders. Our Engineers work closely with Traders to identify the business problems we face and determine how they should be solved. We apply a disciplined and scientific approach. We engineer simple, well-architected solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our Traders. Our passion is to solve problems which really matter to the business, and we take pride in the quality of our solutions. Who You Are: Strong engineering instincts and a deep understanding of computer science fundamentals Experience writing software in C#, C++, C, or Java with a proven ability to deliver scalable, reliable, high-quality clean code A passion for continuous improvement and test-driven design plus innovative, big-picture thinking grounded in real-world pragmatism Ability to operate autonomously we as well as collaborate with Developers, Traders, Researchers and business operations Ideally experience connecting trading platforms to multi-trading platforms and exchanges and the ability to build a trading system that covers the entire lifecycle Experience or an interest in low-latency optimisation, networking or real-time systems will set you apart from other applicants What You’ll Get: Optiver’s London office is the location of our foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for our commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. As our London operations grows there is a real opportunity to make a huge impact and take us and your career to a new level. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include: Competitive remuneration 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays Daily Breakfast and lunch Home to office commute covered 50% paid gym subscription Private Medical Insurance Pension scheme Training and continuous learning opportunities Access to conferences and Tech events International transfer opportunities How To Apply: Are you interested in furthering your career in our rapidly-expanding office in the heart of London? Apply directly via the form below and please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to When applying for a role with Optiver UK Limited, the recruitment process is run via our Optiver global recruitment team. The personal data you will submit as part of the recruitment process may be processed in the UK, US and the Netherlands. By continuing with your application you hereby consent to your personal data being processed in these locations. More information on how Optiver processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy. Diversity Statement: 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. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.


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