Junior System Reliability Engineer (Commando) - Paris

IT | Paris, Île-de-France, France

Job description

-- Direct applications from locally based candidates only (no agencies) --

Who we are

WEBB Traders is a fast-growing, global proprietary trading company driven by data and technology. We act as a market maker using our own capital to trade on global stock and derivatives exchanges. By leveraging a large network of interdealer brokers and the latest advancements in electronic trading technology, we add liquidity to the financial markets specialized in cash equity and derivatives. With our 70 employees of over 25 different nationalities, we are united in our great ambition to grow WEBB into a global leader in arbitrage and liquidity.

Since our very first trade in 2009, WEBB’s headquarters have been based in Amsterdam. With a focus on derivative trading, the Paris team of 15 highly skilful traders, researchers, and engineers plays a crucial role in discovering untapped market opportunities.

Join us to accelerate your career in the unique trading culture of openness, community, enjoyment, and boundary-free entrepreneurship.

Join the team and become an expert at maintaining and evolving a high-performance, distributed IT production environment.

You will be part of the IT-Support team, responsible for the hardware and software solutions used by the company. We work in close collaboration with the in-house end-users of our systems; the traders, risk managers, compliance officers, and back-office operations, to ensure a smooth day-to-day operation. This involves acquiring and configuring hardware and software, monitoring health and performance, tuning, troubleshooting, and fixing when there are issues. And above all, building the tools to simplify these activities and increasing our quality and effectiveness as a team. With your engineering mindset and critical eye, you will be introducing structural improvements, removing toil, and evolving our production toolchain, solidifying the foundation on which we build towards becoming a competitive firm trading globally.

Do you enjoy helping people and devising simple and clean solutions to complex challenges? Apply now!

Your role

  • Ensuring a smooth operation of our production environment; the hardware and software which is built both in-house and by third-party vendors
  • Frequent interactions with our users; answering questions and troubleshooting in case of issues, and understanding their drivers and needs
  • Strong collaboration with the development team in building high quality production solutions
  • Learning about the trading domain, our systems, and what is needed from IT perspective to run a trading firm
  • Building tools in Python and C++ to increase the effectiveness of the team, as well as the performance and reliability of our production environment


What you bring to WEBB

  • Eager, curious, and fast learner
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or related studies
  • Knowledge of networking, hardware, OSes (Windows, Linux), and databases (SQL, Mongo)
  • 0 to 2 years experience in a system engineering role
  • Team player who thrives in an agile and fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills with a ‘get it done’ mentality
  • Critical eye for complexity and non-value-adding work
  • Programming skills (python, bash, nice to have: C++)
  • Fluent in English (and French)

Your future work environment

  • Challenge yourself. Be part of the dynamic work environment and grow along with us.
  • Develop yourself. Join internal and external training sessions covering trading software, agile methodologies, and hardware and software management
  • Treat yourself. Enjoy delicious meals with your personal Swile card
  • Stay fit. Sports facility access via Gymlib
  • Keep the spirit up. Fun activities with your teammates on a regular basis
  • Team up. A great office vibe in the heart of Paris right between the 8th and 9th arrondissement
  • It’s on us. Benefit from a health insurance plan that's 100% paid by us, as well as contingency cover (life insurance, disability pension, etc.)
  • And finally… A competitive reward package including a bonus scheme

Application process

  1. Apply on our WEBBsite in English!
  2. Share a short motivation for joining WEBB and why you think you are a great fit for this role
  3. Have a video chat with us (unless you are around, you may drop by for a coffee)
  4. Nail the programming challenge to show your engineering superpowers
  5. Visit our Paris office for the interviews and a drink
  6. Accept our offer!


When you apply to this vacancy and attach your resume, you hereby give consent to the processing of your personal data that you have provided, and you declare your agreement with storing this data for a period of 6 months, in accordance with the GDPR law and regulations. After that period, your personal data will be automatically deleted from our databases, unless we obtain your explicit and informed consent to retain it for a longer period. All the personal data collected will be used by WEBB Traders employees, who require access to this data on account of their position, exclusively for recruitment purposes. These employees are bound by confidentiality obligations and will use your personal data only as necessary to evaluate your job application. If we wish to retain your personal data for a longer period of time, for example for future job opportunities, we will ask for your explicit and informed consent to retain your data. You can revoke your consent at any time by contacting us, and we will immediately delete any personal information we hold about you. By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have been informed about your rights under the GDPR, including your right to access, rectify, or erase your personal data, your right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal data, and your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Finally, we would like to assure you that we take the security and confidentiality of your personal data very seriously, and we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure their protection. If you have any questions or concerns about our data processing activities, please do not hesitate to contact us.