About Optiver

We are Optiver, an international trading company, headquartered in Amsterdam. With more than 700 colleagues across four continents we constantly offer fair and highly competitive prices for the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, options, futures, ETF’s et cetera. It is called ‘market making’. We build markets and provide liquidity to international exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.
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So, you are probably who we need
Optiver is above all a state of mind. We want you if you want to be the best. When you believe in daily improvement and feel challenged when colleagues outsmart you, which they will. We are looking for you when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance, when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. How you fit in is up to you. We want to be the best trading firm in the world. Therefore we are always looking for the best traders in the world. But since trading on the floor changed to screen-based trading, we also constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best IT-professionals there are to develop, optimise and support our tools. And to service our trading and IT-colleagues the best we can, we definitely need great ‘facilitators’ in our business operations.
  1. Unix System Manager Do you get excited by managing hundreds of Unix servers divided over many locations? Are you confident you can fix incidents occurring on these servers? Do you enjoy automating as much as possible using Python? Then you might be our new Unix System Manager.
  2. IT Infrastructure Project Manager Imagine yourself, working in a superb high-tech learning environment with access to tomorrow's technology.We are scouting for an IT Infrastructure Project Manager to join our highly successful IT Operations team.
  3. Trader Assistant (Wholesale Team) Location: Amsterdam; fulltimeEager to start your career in the dynamic world of finance and trading? Do you have an academic degree, are you passionate about financial markets and do you enjoy working with complex data? If you are ready to become the key link between our traders and our external parties, then you might be our new Wholesale Trader Assistant in our Wholesale Trading Team.
  4. Trader Assistant (Academic Part-time job) Location: Amsterdam; 20 hrs per weekDo you have the ambition to become a Trader, but still have at least 9 months to study? Getting excited about the option to write your thesis at a leading global trading firm? If you are currently based in the Netherlands, studying towards an academic degree combined with a significant interest in financial markets and solid working experience in Excel and VBA, you might be our new Trader Assistant.
  5. Interim IT Recruiter 4-6 monthsDo you have a proven track record in successfully recruiting for IT roles? Would you like to be actively involved in the full recruitment cycle from pro-actively sourcing candidates to negotiating offers?  Then you might be the Interim IT Recruiter we are looking for.  
  6. Recruitment Manager Optiver is looking for a new Recruitment Manager to manage our entire recruitment cycle for Trading, IT and Business Operations. If you have solid experience in recruitment and in managing a team within a fast-paced environment, you could be the one we are looking for. 
  7. Optiver Trading Day - 4 June 2015 Always wanted to know more about the life of a Trader?Register now for the Optiver Trading Day on 4 June and find out what life is like behind the screens. Are you passionate about working with numbers, do you have fast decision-making skills under pressure and are you eager to learn more about derivatives, risk management and trading strategies? Then this might be a great opportunity for you.Application Deadline: 27 May 2015
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