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About Optiver

Over 30 years ago, Optiver started as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s Europeans Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global market maker driven by technology, providing liquidity to financial markets using our own capital at our own risk. Focused on pricing, execution and risk management, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology to trade a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our expertise allows us to continuously strive to offer the best prices in all market conditions.

Our mission to improve the market is what unites our diverse team of over 1000 people from more than 40 countries in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney.

Trading has changed rapidly over the last three decades; we have been leading this expansion in the world of market making. Our Traders are focused on offering the best prices, while being externally competitive and internally collaborative. In addition to having outstanding quantitative skills, they have a deep understanding of market dynamics – analysing positions and developing strategies.

This is why we are always on the lookout for motivated students with a flair for numbers, strong analytical skills and a competitive spirit, who learn quickly and are eager to help us solve the ever-changing challenges faced when making markets. Econometricians have proven to be a great fit for us!

We constantly recruit for the full-time roles of:

  • (Algorithmic) Trader
  • Data Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Execution Trader

Students who want to work alongside our trading and research teams with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into how our company operates, might be interested in our

Trading Assistant (academic part-time role).

You will be responsible for running reports, structuring trading sheets, developing tools and completing administrative tasks. This role is a fantastic springboard into the full-time role of Trader. The opportunity to get to know our systems and way of working will highly benefit you for your future career within Optiver. This role is aimed at final year or penultimate students who have the ambition to work for us full-time upon graduation.