Company | Optiver

Sector: Trading

Who are we?

About Optiver 


Do you thrive in an environment where your growth and knowledge are constantly propelled to new heights? If so, you should get to know Optiver, a leading global market marker on the cutting-edge of technology, trading and research. Here’s what we’re all about:  

The endless pursuit of excellence.
Ready to accelerate your growth in one of the most dynamic and fascinating industries there is? Discover Optiver, a leading global trading firm powered by technical innovation. For 35+ years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With our focus on cutting-edge engineering, data science and research, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions.  

Pushing the envelope one idea at a time.
Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the seemingly impossible. It’s a place where you’re empowered to build, code, develop and strategise ideas that push the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Every team member has an integral role to play in this endeavour. From traders to developers, engineers, researchers and business operations specialists, we all strive to find and own unique solutions. It’s a melting pot of dynamic thought, fast execution and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Your growth is our growth.
Our ethos is based on a hunger for growth that touches everything we do. Accelerated growth not only applies to our global expansion, but also to every individual team member. Our people continually strive to improve and evolve into the best versions of themselves. Optiver fosters this constant growth by creating an environment where all are considered equal and afforded the same opportunities to flourish. This flat, growth-minded structure rings true across all of our global operations, which span offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore and beyond. 

Work for us

The brightest of the bright.
When it comes to joining Optiver, the bar is set high – and for good reason. To remain at the forefront of market making, we need the best and brightest industry talent within our teams. Fortunately, we value potential over expertise, which is why we hire candidates from a diversity of backgrounds, studies and experience levels. No matter which walk of life they’re from, when we find someone with the entrepreneurial spirit we seek, we take it upon ourselves to heavily invest into upskilling them with our world-class training programme.  

Your next big growth opportunity could be in one of the following roles at Optiver: 

  • Trading Analyst (Part-time academic job)  
  • Graduate Trader  
  • Graduate Quantitative Researcher/ Data Scientist 
  • Graduate Equity Analyst 

To discover more about us, visit our website or contact us directly at In the meantime feel free to learn more about who we are and what we do by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitterand Facebook. 

What are we going to do at the Business Orientation Days?


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: you’ll see what’s it’s like to think like an Optiver Trader by taking our challenging numerical test and playing market making games. If your math skills prove top-notch, you might just have what it takes to help us make the market 


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