Do you want to make a tangible impact every single day, from day one? A rewarding career starts here.
At Optiver, we seek out the best and brightest minds – those with an entrepreneurial mindset, a commitment to constant improvement, a strong sense of ownership and a collaborative spirit.
Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. This means we trade our own money, at our own risk – but not solely for our own benefit. As one of the oldest market making institutions, Optiver is a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency, and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates. Pretty cool, right?
To remain at the forefront of market making (one of the most competitive segments of finance), we need the world’s top graduates and their fresh ideas. With nine global offices from Taipei to Sydney, and Amsterdam to Chicago, we’re passionate about attracting and developing the next generation of tech and trading talent globally. Get excited, because this is where you come in.
About the job
Every day will present you with new problems and interesting challenges to solve. Traders are always looking for patterns, applying their brand of mathematics and problem solving in order to understand the dynamics of financial markets. The markets are always changing. Yesterday’s strategies may be obsolete today. It’s up to you and your team to drive our success through Optiver’s market leading technology-stack. From your first day on the trading floor, you’ll have autonomy and responsibility to make decisions and make an immediate impact. You’ll be:
• Constantly looking for creative quantitative solutions to real world events ahead of the competition
• Developing your own robust models and algorithms to offer the best price on the products you trade
• Building tools, conducting analysis and leading projects that take your team’s trading strategies to the next level
• Working collectively with leading Traders, Technologists and Researchers in the industry, to stay at the top of our game.
You don’t need to understand the financial markets. We’ll teach you that. You will go to Sydney to attend our renowned Trader training program which will provide you with everything you need to know - the theory, the markets, the strategies and the technology. You’ll go through a steep and continuous learning curve that will challenge and develop you. You’ll have: • Heads of Trading and Technology Education, dedicated to providing the guidance and feedback that will ensure you’re ready to hit the trading floor running • A highly collaborative classroom style environment to help you build foundational trading knowledge • A simulated trading environment with live market data, allowing you to enhance your decision-making skills in real-time • Multiple opportunities to shadow experienced Traders on the trading floor, as well as spend time with senior mentors • After three months, you’ll join an existing trading team and take responsibility for your own spot; a live market with real money and real risk. With guidance from your experienced team, you’ll be immediately contributing to our business.
• A final year/Honours/Masters/PhD student or a recent graduate (up to 4 years) • Fluent in English
Salary : NTD 3.3 million first year package (2022 start), plus an abundance of perks, benefits, and insurance