Technical Applications Engineer



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Job Description

Job Description
Technical Applications Engineer

To help us manage and maintain the growing and diverse application landscape, Cboe Clear Europe N.V. (Cboe Clear) is looking to expand its Platform Operations team with an enthusiastic, smart and dynamic all-round Technical Applications Engineer.

Cboe Clear is a successful company of approx. 120 persons with an IT Run department of 15 specialists. We care deeply about business continuity, reliability, and the customer experience. To be able to manage a wide range of hardware, business software and applications, we need our IT colleagues to have a flexible, energetic, and enthusiastic can-do attitude towards all IT related work.

The Cboe Clear IT infrastructure is setup in two data center locations in the Netherlands and in two offices located in Amsterdam and London. All IT operational activities are performed from the office location at Amsterdam World Trade Center.

Job requirements

The IT Run team is responsible for the Cboe Clear IT Infrastructure and business processing.
The Platform Operations team’s focus is at the business processing part. As a Technical Applications Engineer you will be maintaining and controlling all business processes using monitoring and scheduling tools, deploy application releases, patching and maintain supporting scripts.

We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about making a difference in an operational environment. The ideal candidate will be eager to gain new knowledge especially in the area of Cboe Clear’s business applications with a strong focus on delivering reliable services to our colleagues and clients. You will be looking for continuous improvement and strive for operational excellence.

Job responsibilities

  • Monitoring production, disaster recovery, and certification systems for issues
  • Providing day to day support to colleagues and the Cboe Clear Operational departments
  • Troubleshooting and driving resolution of issues
  • Managing operational batch processing
  • Deployment of new releases to Production environments
  • Supporting on call rotation and occasional weekend testing requirements
  • Working on Jira tickets assigned to Platform Operations
  • Providing the Cboe Clear business with information on uptimes, performance, incidents and planned changes
  • Improve security by centralizing logging and IAM Interfacing with external suppliers in case of incidents, problems or changes to maintain and support the applications
  • Interfacing with external suppliers in case of incidents, problems or changes to maintain and support the applications
  • Special projects: supporting implementation of new environments and new business requirements

Knowledge and education

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux background and experience
  • High level of proficiency in Linux shell scripting, Python and SQL

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience in a technical operations support role
  • Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills (a must)
  • Systems Administration experience
  • Experience with monitoring systems ( Nagios )
  • Comfort with Scheduling Systems ( Cronacle )
  • Automated configuration management ( preferably SaltStack )
  • Vigorous desire to learn clearing business and Cboe Clear technology
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic team-oriented environment

It would be highly preferable if candidates for the function are experienced in:

  • Managing and maintaining SWIFT configurations
  • Basic knowledge of DB administration [Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL Cluster]
  • MQseries
  • Kubernetes

Personal characteristics

  • Team player
  • Hard worker with high quality standards
  • Flexible and enthusiastic “can do” attitude
  • Communicative and open personality
  • Well-developed planning and coordination skills
  • Strong security awareness

About Cboe Clear Europe

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Cboe Clear Europe N.V. provides post-trade services to stock exchanges, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and for OTC equities trades. Cboe Clear services trading platforms regulated under MiFID and has clearing participants with headquarters in 14 jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Asia. Cboe Clear is under supervision of the De Nederlandsche Bank and the Authority for Financial Markets.

Cboe Clear is a relatively small, very dynamic and fast-growing organization under the strict supervision of financial regulators. The organization is very international and the culture is professional but at the same time quite informal.

Cboe Clear’s key values
Active Transparency
Creative Collaboration
Competitive Spirit
Superior Service
Good Citizenship

Information and Contact

Please feel free to apply for this position and send your Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to [email protected]

If you require any additional information about Cboe Clear Europe or the position, you are kindly invited to contact:

François Hogenhout

Director, IT Infrastructure and Run

Telephone: +31 20 5703 366

Mobile: +31 6 821 40 289

Email: [email protected]

Any communication from Cboe regarding this position will only come from a Cboe recruiter who has a @cboe.com email or via LinkedIn Recruiter. Cboe does not use any other third party communication tools for recruiting purposes.