Overview

As a QVT DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for managing a proprietary low latency/high throughput/highly scalable distributed trading system used for automated options market making.  This includes software releases, configuration, monitoring and support of all production system components, including algorithms, exchange connectivity, market data, analytics, risk management, trade booking, and infrastructure.  You will develop applications to automate manual operational tasks as well as build custom real-time monitoring tools and reports.  You will sit on the main trading floor, interacting extensively with traders, developers and quants and gaining in-depth exposure to both the business and technology aspects of options trading.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong academic background in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
  • Strong programming background in a structured, object-oriented language (C++, Java, etc.)
  • Strong programming background in a scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Basic Unix/Linux knowledge (Sysadmin, Shell Scripting, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate Computer Science degree OR at least 2 years programming experience
  • Experience in high-frequency or algorithmic trading
  • Experience in options trading
  • Ability to work in high-pressure and time-sensitive situations
  • Commercial focus, team oriented, self-motivated
  • Articulate writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and to explain the ideas that underlie them to colleagues

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