Company | Optiver

Sectors: Financial Services, Trading

About Optiver

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.

With 1000 Optiverians globally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney our diverse team is united by our mission to improve the market. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. The technical challenges that this fast environment presents is what really motivates and challenges people at Optiver. To help us achieve what we want to attract, develop and empower top talent with a down to earth mentality, in order to sustain our future.

What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

We recruit for the following roles year round (feel free to apply a year before your actual start date):

  • (Algorithmic) Trader
  • Quantitative Researcher
  • Data Analyst
  • Local/Global Risk Analyst
  • Trader Assistant (part-time job for students)

Why you?

We are always on the lookout for motivated students with an analytical mindset, a flair for numbers and excellent problem solving skills. Econometricians have proven to be a great match for Optiver.

How would you explain trading to a friend? Wall Street, staring at screens and pushing buttons? The reality is, there is more to Trading than you think. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide.

Are you eager to challenge yourself and find out if you have what it takes to become a Trader or Researcher? Join our case during the Beroependagen!

The day will begin with a general introduction about Optiver, before we will continue to provide you with a better insight into the tasks and daily routine of a Trader and Researcher. The number crunchers amongst you will be provided with a practice version of our Numerical test, so you can put your mathematical skills to the test. Afterwards, we will be playing the Market Making Game and “Guess the Unknown” with you, a playful way to help you understand what Optiver is doing on a daily basis. Finally, we will round off the day with providing you with some tips and tricks about our application procedure and explain to you how you can perfectly prepare for your application at Optiver.

If you have any questions in the meantime, never hesitate to reach out to me!

Dana Craciun – Recruitment – NL and Emerging Markets

T: 06 55324411

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