Junior Systems Performance Engineer

Junior Systems Performance Engineer

As Systems Performance Engineer at Da Vinci, you will be working closely with a fun team of skilled, smart and dedicated researchers, traders and developers. With a hands-on approach, you will be responsible for investigating, evaluating and implementing performance and latency improvements across all aspects of our trading system. This role is also suitable for students in the Netherlands who want to gain some practical experience.


  • Pursuing anything and everything that might help us with getting the absolute most out of our systems and our software
  • Benchmarking and selecting new generations of hardware, tweaking OS/kernel settings
  • Investigating latencies of different memory architectures, network stacks, OS/kernel settings
  • Joining forces with the Reliability Engineers to make sure our system runs smoothly and efficiently at all times
  • Benchmarking our in-house developed software components and architecture


  • You are an enthusiastic, energetic and quick self-learner with strong logical reasoning and deduction skills
  • A strong affinity with / knowledge of how computers and networks work (in depth)
  • A scientific, inquisitive, creative and investigative mindset
  • Good communication skills to be able share findings and advocate improvements
  • Solid scripting skills to be able to investigate and automate benchmarks across many different hosts, platforms and scenarios
  • An overall can-do attitude and the mental flexibility to work on many different challenges across many different domains


  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a successful and fast-growing young company
  • A very exciting and dynamic work environment
  • An opportunity to learn from the best in the field
  • The freedom to come up with great ideas and the space to push these to completion
  • Base salary starting at EUR 60K, with possibility to grow
  • Excellent variable pay based on the company’s and your own performance
  • For people coming from abroad we provide a relocation package, including flight coverage, temp accommodation upon arrival, house finding service and expat support
  • Meals during work hours
  • Social events and after-work drinks
  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Sponsored gym membership
  • In-house game room (pool table, board games and console games)

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