CASE & SPEEDDATES
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
Our mission to improve the market is what unites our diverse team of over 1100 people from more than
40 countries in our offices in Amsterdam, London, 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 expertise allows us to continuously strive to offer the best prices in all
market conditions. In addition to having outstanding quantitative skills, Traders have a deep
understanding of market dynamics. They are constantly analysing positions and developing trading
strategies to help us improve the market.
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:
– (Quantitative) Traders
– Data Analysts
– Quantitative Researchers
– Execution Traders
– Trading Analyst (Academic Part-time job)
Male-female ratio: 85-15 %
Number of employees (in Holland): 543
Number of starting positions per year: 55
Number of internship positions per year: 20
Average age: 34
Join the Optiver case during the LED 2021:
We are always on the lookout for motivated students with an analytical mindset, a flair for numbers and
excellent problem-solving skills. Are you eager to challenge yourself and find out if you have what it takes
to become a Trader? The day will begin with a general introduction about Optiver, before we will
continue to provide you with a better insight into the tasks and daily routine of a Trader. Afterwards, we
will be playing the virtual Trading Game with you, a playful way to help you understand what Optiver is
doing on a daily basis. Last but not least you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you might
have about our graduate positions, our part-time role and the recruitment processes.