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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: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. We achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain our future. We have the following full time opportunities for graduates to join us as;

  • Traders
  • Researchers
  • Graduate Software Developers
  • Risk Analysts

We also have two 8 week summer internship programmes available within our Trading and Technology departments, to be based in Amsterdam.

The programmes are open to penultimate year students studying one of the following subjects or equivalent;

  • Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Econometrics, Finance, Computer Science

In addition to this we require;

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills;
  • Fluency in English (Dutch is not required)

Please check the Optiver website for the specific requirements and application process per role.

Kindly note that Optiver is able to provide sponsorship for work visas.


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    Organisation's locations: 
    Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney & Shanghai
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