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General company information

Company name Optiver
Branche Finance
Address Strawinskylaan 3095 - Atrium building
Postal code 1077ZX
City Amsterdam
Country Netherlands


Number of employees 1000
Number of traineeships 8
Number of countries 4
Number of offices 4
What does the company has to offer? Internship, Traineeship, Job, Inhouseday
Region Local (Eastern Netherlands), Domestic (Netherlands), Western Europe, Asia & Pacific, Northern America


Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.

With 1000 Optiverians globally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney our diverse team is united by our mission to improve the market. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. The technical challenges that this fast environment presents is what really motivates and challenges people at Optiver. To help us achieve what we want to attract, develop and empower top talent with a down to earth mentality, in order to sustain our future.

What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

We recruit for the following roles year round:

    - (Algorithmic) Trader

    - Quantitative Researcher

    - Local/Global Risk Analyst

    - Trader Assistant (part-time job for students)

    - Core Application Developer

    - Software Developer

    - DevOps Engineer

Language preferences

Optiver is also interested in students that do not master Dutch speaking skills.

Interested in the following studies:

  • Advanced Technology
  • Business & IT
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Science and Engineering
  • Technische Geneeskunde
  • Technical Computer Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Hosted activities

Career Fair

Donderdag 14 februari 2019 Ganzenveld Introduction Week
10:00 - 17:00 0 Seat(s)

Career Fair - Company pitch

Donderdag 14 februari 2019 Ganzenveld Introduction Week
12:15 - 13:45 0 Seat(s) English