Do you want to challenge yourself over the summer at one of Australia's "Best Places to Work"? Do you want to be around passionate people and apply your quantitative ability in a collaborative environment? If so, Optiver is the right place for you!
Curious to find out what algorithmic Trading is really like? Keep reading and find out more!
What you'll work on
This is the perfect opportunity to gain exposure to a real-life trading floor. Expand your knowledge of the financial markets and work on challenging projects that have the potential to impact the way we trade.
Over the 8 weeks, you'll complete an introductory derivative theory training course that covers extensive trading principles and concepts, delivered by our Head of Trader Education. Once you've got the basics covered, you'll start trading in our purpose built simulated trading environment on a live copy of the financial markets (the same information used by our Traders!). Alongside this, you'll work on current research projects with our experienced Trading and Research teams.
What you'll learn
We're known for the quality and rigour of our Trader training. After the programme, you'll have a solid theoretical and practical understanding of life as an algorithmic Trader. You'll be mentored by a Trader who will support your growth and provide feedback you can action to get better. You'll also learn and apply programming skills, which are highly sought after in the market.
You'll be a fully integrated Optiverian during your time with us. You'll get the chance to meet our people and build relationships across the business at professional and social events like Friday night drinks, poker tournaments, board game nights and more. If you've excelled over the summer and shown us your potential, you'll be invited to join us as a Graduate Trader!
Who you are
You love puzzles, predictions and problem-solving. You're always hungry to learn and seek to understand the why. You have a real passion for quantitative problems and a flair for numbers. You're a little curious about the financial markets and this competitive industry. You have a sense of humour and a thirst for success. You're:
Who we are
Optiver. It's a combination of the Dutch words for 'trading' and 'options'. And that's what we do. We trade options (and other financial products) in the world's markets.
Optiver's a different beast. We don't have clients. Or dress codes. We don't have a stifling organisational hierarchy. And we don't have the ego-driven culture you might be expecting from finance. That's not us. We're about the challenge. Our people are driven to solve open-ended problems in the most competitive market there is. We celebrate fast feedback and quick solutions. We collaborate to innovate. We share knowledge, ideas and the glory when everything goes right.
Optiver has been around for more than 30 years. We're an electronic market maker operating around the globe. We work to improve the market, trading options and other financial instruments. With more than 1000 people around the world working to improve the market, Optiver's a quiet powerhouse of creative problem solving and collaboration. We like challenges. We love success. And we're proud of our culture, designed to give you plenty of opportunity and support to do amazing things.
We want the best and we want our people focused on delivery. So, we make life easy for you by taking care of the little things. Like lunch, which our in-house chefs prepare every day. And coffee, free from our barista. And fitness, with your free gym membership and access to group training sessions. There are massages every week, meditation training and lots of wellness perks. There are also plenty of ways to unwind, from our famous games room and social clubs to our many internal sports teams. And with a culture that celebrates wins, you can bet that from our monthly social events, annual trip, Christmas party and more, you'll find time to meet your fellow Optiverians and enjoy a party or two.
Optiver also believes in getting better every day. Our internal learning and development programs are designed to help you get to the next level. With in-house experts, a structured learning program and plenty of opportunities to learn as you work, you're always developing new skills. Which helps when you're solving the most interesting problems in the world.
See yourself at Optiver? Take up the challenge and apply today!
Applications close 5th August 2019.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact us at [email protected]