What we do: Tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker
No. of employees: 1,600+ globally
The good bits: Smart colleagues, flat structure, collaborative and inclusive environment
The challenge: The work is intense, yet the culture is inspiring
Hiring interns and grads with degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Actuarial Studies, Finance or even Philosophy. There are many degree pathways to Optiver and all backgrounds are considered.
Optiver is a leading global trading firm, powered by technical innovation. Simply put, Optiver trade options and other financial instruments in 70+ exchanges to improve markets around the world.
It's a unique business, with unique challenges. Optiver a quiet powerhouse of creative problem-solving and collaboration. And while we built our success for more than 35 years, we've deliberately forged a culture that gives our people the opportunity and support to help us make an impact every day.
At Optiver, they do things a bit differently than most businesses. Optiver operate without clients, taking risks and reaping the rewards ourselves. Optiver play by our own rules and maintain an informal culture to keep it fun.
Optiver is a passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at they should feel included, valued and respected because we believe our best work is done together.
Optiver continuously invest in our talent at Optiver. You’ll have access to courses, challenges and career paths that give you a strong start, wherever you want to go. You’ll learn from inspiring colleagues, get fast feedback from stakeholders and the market, and work in cross-discipline teams to deliver real business value. Between formal training and informal feedback, your passion for knowledge will never go unsatisfied.
Optiver is committed to making the world better every day. This commitment extends to our people, making their lives better through a range of initiatives, benefits and opportunities. Optiver believe the best equipped go furthest.
Optiver believe in giving back to the communities we come from and operate within. This drive for 'better every day takes a lot of different shapes, to give their people opportunities to support their preferred causes. Here are some examples:
Optiver aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible to help you be at your best during the process. Here are the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process:
Optiver approaches their internship and graduate programs as a long-term investment. By doing the same training and work as our tech and trading teams, we’re seeing if you have what it takes to join us full-time.
Every day presents 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.
It’s not just a summer gig. It’s a 10-12 week crash course designed to unlock the rest of your career. By the end of summer, Optiver goal is to have identified future Optiverians to rejoin our world-class teams in the Graduate program.
To remain at the forefront of market-making, Optiver need the best and brightest industry talent within their teams. Your career will begin with 3 months of comprehensive training on the fundamentals of trading: theory, markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology. Then, you'll be able to put your knowledge into practice and make a tangible impact right from day one!