“We value the difference.”

In 1986, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology, employing over 1000 employees of 40 nationalities across offices worldwide.

How did we get here? With an unwavering focus on continuous development and our mission to improve the market. We stick to what we’re good at: making markets in a wide range of financial products. This clear focus has always served us well. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world. By constantly providing liquidity, volume and competitive prices, we contribute to the stability and smooth functioning of fair, transparent and reliable markets. Our innovative trading systems are key to our success, enabling us to respond swiftly to every change in the market.

 

What you’ll get:

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. To be concrete, we offer excellent remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks.

We are continuously recruiting for the following positions:

  • Trader
  • Graduate Software Developer
  • Researcher
  • Occasionally junior roles available in Risk, Finance and Compliance
  • Trading and Tech internship

 

Interested?

We are 400 highly educated professionals that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each other’s expectations.

If you are ready to apply, you can apply directly via https://www.optiver.com/eu/en/.

Optiver Amsterdam, Nederland
jul 18, 2019
Fulltime
Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don't just meet industry standards we aim to set them! With trading teams focusing on a broad range of options and delta1 products we are able to provide an unrivalled universe of exciting opportunities for our employees. Through our core function as a market-maker we continuously improve the market by being the source of liquidity for market participants. As an Algorithmic Trader at Optiver you will work in an entrepreneurial manner to fully manage your own trading book. You will work closely with our researchers and developers to design, develop and improve our trading algorithms. If you have a technical academic degree, excellent programming skills and a passion to prove yourself you could be the Algorithmic Trader we are looking for. What you'll do The Optiver trading floor is one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. As an Algorithmic Trader you will use algorithms to continuously price and trade financial products in low latency, high volume markets, managing the risk of the complex portfolio of financial instruments you trade in the process. You will run analysis on your automated trading strategies and design and implement modifications to these. We value Algorithmic Traders who take the initiative to work closely together with the technology and research functions to improve everything we do. In summary, as an Algorithmic Trader you will: Entrepreneurially manage your own trading book Use algorithms to make markets in financial instruments Manage the risks of a complex portfolio of financial instruments Design, develop and improve our trading algorithms Seek improvement in everything you do Work closely with colleagues across multiple departments Upon starting as an Algorithmic Trader you will be immersed in an intensive two-month training program alongside other new recruits and employees from other departments within the organisation. The first month will be classroom based, bringing you up to speed with the theoretical basics of pricing and the workings of the wider organisation. The second month you will compete against your peers in live simulation trading. Upon graduation from the training program you will join one of our trading teams. We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide. What you'll need An academic degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, Finance or equivalent Excellent programming skills, preferably in Python or C++ Good understanding of statistics and machine learning Excellent numerical and analytical skills Great attention to detail A pro-active problem solving nature Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself What you'll get The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 43 different countries. Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary. Are you interested in starting your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe? Apply directly via the apply button for the position of Algorithmic Trader. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Recruitment team on recruitment@optiver.com . N.B. Once you have applied for the Algorithmic Trader position and been selected, you will be required to take 3 tests to measure your numerical and analytical skills.
Optiver Amsterdam, Nederland
jul 18, 2019
Fulltime
Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don't just meet industry standards we aim to set them! With trading teams focusing on a broad range of options and delta1 products we are able to provide an unrivalled universe of exciting opportunities for our employees. Through our core function as a market-maker we continuously improve the market by being the source of liquidity for market participants. As a Trader at Optiver you will work in an entrepreneurial manner to fully manage your own trading book. Your tasks will encompass many different responsibilities, primarily making good risk/reward trading decisions but just as importantly working closely with the technology, research and control departments to make continuous improvements. If you have an academic degree, excellent numerical skills and a passion to prove yourself, then you could be the Trader we are looking for. What you'll do The Optiver trading floor is one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. As a Trader you will continuously price and trade financial products to fulfill our market making responsibilities, managing the risk of the complex portfolio of financial instruments you trade in the process. You will process information from multiple sources and take action to adjust trading parameters. We value Traders who take the initiative to work closely together with the technology and research functions to improve everything we do. In summary, as a Trader you will: Entrepreneurially manage your own trading book Make markets in financial instruments Manage the risks of a complex portfolio of financial instruments Process and act on the flow of information from various data sources Seek improvement in everything you do Work closely with colleagues across multiple departments Upon starting as a Trader you will be immersed in an intensive two-month training program alongside other new recruits and employees from other departments within the organisation. The first month will be classroom based, bringing you up to speed with the theoretical basics of pricing and the workings of the wider organisation. The second month you will compete against your peers in live simulation trading. Upon graduation from the training program you will join one of our trading teams. We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide. What you'll need An academic degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, Finance or equivalent Excellent numerical and analytical skills A pro-active problem solving nature Fast decision making skills under pressure Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself Great attention to detail Computer programming skills are not required but definitely a plus What you'll get The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 43 different countries. Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary. Are you interested in starting your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe? Apply directly via our website for the position of Trader. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Recruitment team on recruitment@optiver.com . N.B. Once you have applied for the Trader position and been selected, you will be required to take 3 tests to measure your numerical and analytical skills.
Optiver Amsterdam, Nederland
jul 18, 2019
Fulltime
Can you solve this puzzle? Calvin has to cross several signals when he walks from his home to school. Each of these signals operate independently. They alternate every 80 seconds between green light and red light. At each signal, there is a counter display that tells him how long it will be before the current signal light changes. Calvin has a magic wand which lets him turn a signal from red to green instantaneously. However, this wand comes with limited battery life, so he can use it only for a specified number of times. a.If the total number of signals is 2 and Calvin can use his magic wand only once, then what is the expected waiting time at the signals when Calvin optimally walks from his home to school? b. What if the number of signals is 3 and Calvin can use his magic wand only once? c. Can you write a script (in any programming language of your choice) that takes as inputs the number of signals and the number of times Calvin can use his magic wand, and outputs the expected waiting time? Did you like this puzzle? Are you looking for bigger challenges? Do you want to use your analytical skills to solve real world problems and see the results right away? Do you enjoy writing computer programs? Then the Quantitative Researcher position might be a great opportunity for you! What you'll do As a Quantitative Researcher you will work in a team with Traders and Researchers, right on the trading floor. You will spend your first weeks at Optiver in a structured training program to learn about options, market making and delta 1. You will then immediately start your first project, with the support of a Senior Researcher.We expect you to be versatile, flexible and very creative to think of new innovative solutions. In return we give you the freedom to pursue your ideas and implement them right into our production systems.Within a few months, you will play a key role in developing automated analysis programs and trading algorithms. What you'll need Academic degree with very good grades (e.g. engineering, physics, math, econometrics, computer science) Programming experience in any language (C, C++, Python, Basic, JAVA, etc.) Ability to apply basic concepts of probability, calculus and linear algebra Ability to carry a project on your own in a structured way within a short timeframe Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself Self-starting, 'can do' attitude Ability to learn quickly Excellent verbal and written English skills. What you'll get The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 43 different countries. Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary. Are you interested in starting your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe? Apply directly via our website for the position of Quantitative Researcher. Please provide us with a CV, a solution to part (a) of the puzzle  highlighting in bold your final answer in seconds  and a letter of motivation in English. Applications without an answer to the puzzle and a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. If you have any questions feel free to contact the recruitment team on recruitment@optiver.com or on +31 (0)20 708 70 00.
Optiver Amsterdam, Nederland
jul 18, 2019
Fulltime
Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don't just meet industry standards we aim to set them! With trading teams focusing on a broad range of financial products we are able to provide an unrivalled universe of exciting opportunities for our employees. Through our core function as a market-maker we continuously improve the market by being the source of liquidity for market participants. As a Data Analyst at Optiver you will be able to have a big impact on improving our current trading strategies through in-depth analysis of our trade data. If you have an academic degree, advanced Excel, VBA and SQL skills and a passion to prove yourself you could be the Trade Analyst we are looking for. What you'll do The Optiver trading floor is one of the most dynamic, exciting trading floors in Europe. As a Data Analyst you will work directly alongside our trading and research teams gaining valuable insight into how our trading company operates. You will be responsible for managing large amounts of data, producing regular as well as ad-hoc reports and leading a diverse set of projects to improve our trading activities. We will also challenge you to learn new programming languages like Python, Lua and C++. What you'll need An academic degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, Finance or equivalent Advanced knowledge of Excel, VBA and SQL Great attention to detail Analytical and problem solving skills Excellent communication and teamwork skills Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself What you'll get The chance to further your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 43 different countries. Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary. Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe? Apply directly via our website for the position of Data Analyst, via the apply button. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Recruitment team on +31 (0) 20 708 70 00 or recruitment@optiver.com . Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Data Analyst, you will be required to take an online assessment. Additionally, visa requirements apply for non-EU applicants.