IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.
Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.
We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.
Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.
Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.
Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.
Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.
While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.
IMC financial markets – Where Technology drives Trading
Trading nowadays happens in a highly competitive technological landscape; the best trading idea alone does not cut it anymore. Instead, only the best trading ideas that are enabled via robust, scalable and fast technology win.
Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?
TRADING INFRASTRUCTURE AT IMC:
We are a dynamic and international team of network and system engineers responsible for the management of our European IT infrastructure and the support of our trading operations in Europe. We are looking for an experienced hands-on Systems Engineer to join our team in Amsterdam.
The ideal candidate should have work experience in systems engineering, preferably with prior exposure to financial markets and with proven working knowledge in the fields of Linux administration, orchestration and automation tools, systems hardware architecture as well as storage, data protection and virtualization technologies.
As part of the Trading Infrastructure team, you will have the opportunity to interact and work closely with other systems and network engineers, traders, developers and technology vendors. You thrive on working in a high pace environment and on collaborating in cross-functional teams. The ability to clearly communicate - both verbally and written - technical concepts and challenges to both technical and non-technical stakeholders is a must.
The role comes with lots of flexibility and space for personal development and presents a great opportunity for those who aspire to learning new technical skills and widening their field of expertise. If you are enthusiastic about cutting edge technologies, proactive in your way of working, possess get-it-done attitude and feel comfortable taking ownership, we would like to hear from you!
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Continuously improve and maintain our low latency Linux based trading and backend environment
Manage and monitor all our distributed systems, big data solutions and storage infrastructure
Heavy focus on systems automation, and CI/CD so we can deploy everything – hardware, software, solutions – rapidly and repeatable
Keep up with the latest technology trends in the industry; propose, evaluate and implement new solutions
WHO YOU ARE:
Advanced knowledge of Linux system administration and Linux internals; including services, networking, and file systems
Solid knowledge of cloud technologies, microservices and orchestration frameworks
Advanced experience with automated baremetal provisioning and systems configuration management
Proven working experience with distributed, multi-tiered and high-performance storage technologies
Solid python and shell scripting skills
Experience using code versioning tools and CI tools (Git/TeamCity/Jenkins)
Analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets is desirable
Demonstrated talent for solving problems proactively and creatively, result oriented
Fast learner and excellent troubleshooter
High degree of flexibility and adaptability – must feel comfortable in a dynamic working environment
WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
IMC is on the cutting edge of financial applications, processing terabytes of data daily for mission-critical trading
We always aim to use the right tools for the trade, regardless of hype. If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will often try, adopt and incorporate that new technology.
We work end to end. In our Infrastructure team you will be involved in every stage of developing your solutions, from architecture to implementation. You are empowered to make decisions and improve the solution at every layer.
The landscape is always changing creating new and exciting challenges. What we focus on today is very different than what we focused on two years ago.
We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared globally between our offices, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.
Working at IMC is a great way to gain exposure to and learn about financial markets and technology. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others
OUR HIRING PROCESS
To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website . Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.