OPTIVER

COMPANY 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 conditions. 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!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 conditions. 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
-Data Scientists
-Quantitative Researchers
-Execution Traders
-Trading Analyst (Academic Part-time job) `

Contact: Recruitment@optiver.com www.optiver.com


STATISTICS

Sectors: Trading
Location: Amsterdam
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


CASE

Join the Optiver case during the LED: 
Ever wondered what it’s like to work on one of Europe’s most exciting trading floors? Well, now’s your chance to find out! Through this workshop, you’ll get to know Optiver: a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. You’ll see what’s it’s like to think like an Optiver Trader by taking our challenging numerical test. If your math skills prove top-notch, you might just have what it takes to help us make the market.