What we do: Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm & leading global market maker
No. of employees: Almost 2,000 colleagues globally
The good bits: Smart colleagues, flat structure, collaborative and inclusive environment
Hiring interns across all backgrounds, including Maths, Engineering, Science, Software Development, Actuarial Studies, Finance, Machine Learning and more.
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. With close to 2,000 employees in office locations around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve financial markets, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants.
Our best work is done together
At the heart of our collaborative and inclusive culture is our drive to continuously improve. We support and challenge each other to be our best every day, working collectively to solve the most complex and challenging problems.
A place where your ideas thrive
Our high-performance environment means you’ll be surrounded by colleagues with the same passion for problem solving, while our intentionally flat structure encourages curiosity and freedom of thought. Regardless of your role, you’re given significant responsibility early on, and empowered to challenge conventions, right from the start.
Potential over expertise
We look for the strongest academic minds, who are insatiably curious and motivated to succeed. No prior industry knowledge is required as we recruit problem solvers from all degrees, including Mathematics, Actuarial, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or even Philosophy.
We believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. As an intentionally flat organisation, we’re focused on creating an environment where every person is supported to build, innovate and thrive.
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:
Led by ex-traders and engineers, our renowned in-house education programs will equip you with practical skills, invaluable knowledge and the technical tools to set you up for success.
With our support, mentorship and world-class training, there’s no limit to how quickly you can accelerate your career at Optiver.
Gain 10 to 12 weeks of exponential growth through our hands-on training program. From theoretical lectures on trading fundamentals, to collaborating on technical projects that contribute towards our
trading success, challenge your skills and make a tangible impact on the financial markets.
By the end of summer, our goal is to have identified future Optiverians who'll rejoin our world-class teams in the Graduate program.
Through a combination of lectures, simulation training and direct project experience, our full-time training courses will empower you with the skills needed to excel in our fast-paced environment. You’ll get to own critical projects and work alongside talented peers to
solve complex and challenging problems every day.
Kickstart the first four weeks of your trader training in Amsterdam, alongside global peers. Our global training program, the Optiver Academy, is designed to introduce all new trading-related graduates to the fast-paced world of market making.
From shadowing a trader to exploring the impact you could make as an engineer in the world of trading, our insight program introduces pre-penultimate students to the complex problems that we solve everyday. Plus, top performers will be fast-tracked in the application
process for Optiver’s internship program.
Applications open mid-year.