“I’m proud that November will mark my 5 year anniversary of working at Optiver. I work as a trader in the Delta 1 team specialising in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) products. When I come to work the first thing I do is read the business news. The last thing I do before I go home is the evening stand-up with the team to share developments and interesting market events. If I have to mention three important skills that a trader needs to have, they would be: innovation, consistency and teamwork. I think that you can be the smartest person in the world but if you are not able to work in a team and you don’t have good relationships with the people around you, it will be difficult to succeed. What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. This creates a really nice working environment. Every employee takes ownership and aims to make a difference. At the same time 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.”