Company | Optiver

Sectors: Asset & Risk Management, Data Science & Business Analytics, Trading

Who are we?

If you thrive in an environment where you are propelled to new limits every day, then Optiver is the place for you. So, what is it that we do and why does it lie at the cutting-edge of technology, trading and research? 

A never-ending pursuit of excellence. 

We are market makers. In simple terms, we provide bid-ask prices for financial products in exchanges all over the world. This creates the liquidity needed to keep the markets viable and allow everyone to trade at will. In essence, we improve the market and give it stability even in times of extreme volatility. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly but that also makes what we do so exciting. 

Work for us

Pushing the envelope one idea at a time. 

Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the seemingly impossible. For you to build, code, develop and strategise something that pushes the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Every team member has an integral part to play in this endeavour. From traders, developers, engineers, researchers and support, we all strive towards finding solutions to incredibly complex problems. It’s a melting pot of dynamic thought, simple execution and pioneering spirits. 

Your growth is our growth.

Our team ethos is based on a foundation of growing success. This means that we want you to continually improve and evolve into the best version of yourself. This is fostered in a working environment where everyone is an equal and is afforded the same opportunities to flourish. This rings true across our global operations, which include offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney. 

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  
  • 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: 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 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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