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Trading assistant (academic part-time job) bij Optiver Services B.V.

Beschrijving

Are you interested in Trading but still have a few months to study? Does the opportunity to work at a leading global trading firm excite you? If you are currently based in the Netherlands, studying towards an academic degree and have a significant interest in the financial markets combined with solid working experience in Excel, VBA and SQL, then you could be our new Trading Assistant.

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.

The Optiver trading floor is one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. As a Trading Assistant you will work directly alongside our trading and research teams with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into how our company operates. You will be responsible for running reports, structuring trading sheets and completing administrative tasks. This role is a fantastic springboard into a variety of full time roles within the company.

Please note: For this role we are looking for someone who is still in university.

  • Final year student (bachelor or master), preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, Finance or equivalent
  • Working experience with Excel, VBA and SQL
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong affinity for financial markets
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries
  • The opportunity to get to know our systems and way of working which will highly benefit you if you move into one of our full-time positions
  • Competitive part-time salary
  • Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities and discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.

Are you interested in starting your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Trader Assistant. 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 Trader Assistant you will be required to take an online assessment.


Trader bij Optiver Services B.V.

Beschrijving

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 40 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 form below 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.


Quantitive researcher bij Optiver Services B.V.

Beschrijving

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 40 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.


Execution trader bij Optiver Services B.V.

Beschrijving

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 unrivaled 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 Execution Trader at Optiver you will become the face of our company externally, executing trades with our long established network of brokers and in addition, maintaining and building relationships in the process.

If you have an academic degree, excellent communication skills and a passion to prove yourself you could be the Execution 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 Execution Trader you will communicate with our network of brokers, handling incoming price requests and relaying information onto the traders. It is your responsibility to get the full information and best execution for our non-screen based trades and ensuring a smooth trade process. Alongside this you will maintain and build upon our longstanding relationships within the broker community. In case of conflict you must be able to handle it constructively whilst preserving Optiver’s long standing relationships.

What you’ll need

  • At least 0-3 years’ experience as a broker
  • Academic degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to positively influence outcomes
  • Great attention to detail

What you'll get

  • The chance to further your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 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 the button below for the position of Execution 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 +31 (0) 20 708 70 00 or recruitment@optiver.com.


Algorithmic Trader bij Optiver Services B.V.

Beschrijving

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 40 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 form below 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.


    Graduate Software Developer bij Optiver Services B.V.

    Beschrijving

    Do you envisage yourself working in a company that is at the cutting edge of technology, running a global network with thousands of high performance, low latency applications, dealing with petabytes of data every day? Would you like to work in a highly-skilled, passionate and driven environment where there is a high degree of freedom, responsibility and reward? Then you might be our new Graduate Software Developer!

    Technology at Optiver

    In order to be successful in our trading domain, we constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best technologists to develop, optimise and support our systems and tools. As a technologist, you are responsible for the full stack of applications and the full development life cycle, granting a lot of ownership. Collaborating with our traders, your software can be deployed in production the same day providing immediate results. Latency is crucial, which is why we make use of FPGAs and microwave links to ensure fast execution. With 12 datacenters and thousands of servers we run ten thousands of trading components executing hundred thousands of trades every day.

    What you'll do

    Depending on the team, you are responsible for the full stack of trading, control or central applications. In all teams you will be handling large sets of real time data, that require high performance and easily scalable systems. Your products need to provide the various business-units a dependable and rock-solid landscape to operate in. Being part of our Trading Technology team means activities range from writing our automated trading strategies to developing ultra-low-latency exchange protocol encoders and decoders and helping our monitoring and analysis effort by creating user interfaces to provide the traders with more information and control. Systems in our Control Technology team cover monitoring trading behavior, integrating our pre- and post-trade risk management with auto trading and processing the trade flow in order to do our P&L management. Being part of our Core Technology team means you provide the trading groups with the services for storage and distribution of critical data such as instrument-definitions, pricing-data, trades and positions and we are responsible for tools and utilities used for monitoring the live production environment.

    What you'll need

    • University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Systems;
    • History of academic excellence;
    • Proficient in C++, C# or Java;
    • Knowledge of Python is a plus;
    • Ambition to grow through training and on-the-job development;
    • To be a team player with solid communication skills.

    What you’ll get

    As a Graduate Software Developer you will be joining our Tech Starters Program, which will provide you the unique opportunity to develop your technical and soft skills, enhancing your knowledge on trading and our business. You will be guided along the way by a senior developer assigned as your mentor. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to jump start your career in the tech world/in software development.

    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, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.

    Interested?

    The first step after applying for this job is an online (HackerRank) test assessing your programming fundamentals (in C++, C# and/or Java). No prior trading knowledge needed.