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Ioana Sitea


Graduate Trading Support Engineer at Flow Traders

Graduate Trading Support Engineer

Flow Traders is looking for an Graduate Trading Support Engineer to join our growing Trading Support team in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit.

We are looking for a motivated individual with an interest in financial markets and an entrepreneurial mindset, who is able to manage multiple responsibilities and demands, with a strong sense of urgency and customer focus. You will be working with highly skilled and motivated colleagues such as Traders, Developers and System Engineers.

As a member of our Trading Support Desk, you will provide hands-on support to our traders to safeguard the performance and stability of our proprietary trading systems, as well as the related hardware. In this role, you will have full ownership of technical related issues for our in house trading applications and your actions will directly contribute to the performance of the company.

What you will do

  • Respond quickly to any technical related issues for in house trading applications
  • Analyze or escalate exchange related issues directly with exchanges or brokers
  • Monitor and document trading applications and IT infrastructure components

A day in the life

The day usually starts with grabbing a coffee or tea, followed by checking our monitoring systems, emails, and change logs for potential operational issues and other items that might affect our systems.

In the midst of sorting out the morning's requests and issues there's time to grab breakfast from our in-house lounge. At our daily stand-up meeting, we recap and discuss the morning's events and items that need to be followed up on. As our IT landscape is constantly evolving at a fast pace, you will probably be involved in one or more longer running projects as well. This often includes monitoring, automation, deployment, and optimization.You can join the lunch workout session with one of our personal trainers to make space for the delicious lunch that is served in the lounge. Though we often eat at our desks, picking up lunch in the lounge is a great opportunity to meet and chat with other colleagues.After a busy day at the desk (and trust me, most days are busy!) you can unwind at the Flow bar with your colleagues, from both near and far. The company is very international, so it's really nice to speak to people from different parts of the world.

What you need to succeed

  • University degree in Computer Science or similar, received before the start date of the program, in 2019 or 2020
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Keen interest in IT systems, and an affinity for development languages
  • Excellent communication skills, with a service minded attitude
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • A hands-on mentality, self-starter and entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Interested in the dynamics of trading the financial markets

What we offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Our own company boat
  • In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
  • In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
  • Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
  • Weekly chair massages
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year, such as the - - Year End Party that exceeds expectations
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.

Apply here apply now or contact the recruiter Ioana Sitea