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Optiver

Strawinskylaan 3095
1077 ZX
Amsterdam

020 - 708 7000
www.optiver.com

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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: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

Profiel

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: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. We achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain our future.

Not just another day at the office
People at Optiver love challenges, welcome collaboration, and strive to be better tomorrow than they are today. Improving the market is an extraordinary challenge that requires an extraordinary approach. Optiver provides a collaborative working environment to tackle these challenges. In fact, it is this way of working that sets us apart. Traders, developers, researchers and a large support team join forces with a unified sense of purpose. At Optiver, we believe that people with the same goals and values bring out the best in each other. 

Fields of expertise

  • Trading
    Trading is who we are and what we know. The landscape has changed rapidly over the last three decades and has meant that we have had to change with the times. We offer prices in a wide range of financial products globally. When the markets are open, our traders are primed to be externally competitive and internally collaborative, focusing on executing the best trades. When they are not trading, their focus shifts to checking positions and improving trading strategies and systems. In addition to having outstanding quantitative skills, our traders have a deep understanding of market trends. These skills allow us to continuously strive to offer the most fair, tradable prices in all market conditions.

    "What I like the most about my job is working alongside some of the most talented people from all around the world. It continuously motivates me and challenges me to follow a steep learning curve. It’s the perfect reflection of the competitive environment in which we run our business."

    Daniel, Trader, MSc Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, VU Amsterdam

 

  • Technology
    At Optiver we leverage technology to solve a variety of problems with high degrees of difficulty: managing scarce bandwidth resources, responding to market events in microseconds or less, automatically pricing diverse sets of financial instruments with extremely low error tolerance, and storing and analyzing terabytes of data. Our systems are built to add to the stability of the market, not detract from it; they must operate at peak efficiency in the most extreme market conditions. These systems must also be simple, flexible, and well-architected so they can quickly change to meet the dynamic needs of our industry. Technologists at Optiver work hard, think creatively, and engineer rigorous solutions that make an immediate impact.

    "What best characterises working at Optiver is that you need to analyse and question every generally accepted pattern, solution, way of dealing with a problem. It’s a very challenging working environment, where the industry standard just won’t do. That’s exactly what makes this work exciting! Having said that, the atmosphere is surprisingly relaxed."

    Lukasz, Software Developer, MSc Computer Software Engineering, University of Amsterdam

 

  • Research
    The setup of our researchers is different to what you might expect. Here they work hand in hand with our traders to spot opportunities, exercise their analytical skills to build models, and then work with our technology teams to see them delivered. Markets continuously evolve and our models and strategies adapt with it. It’s a challenge that requires high-level mathematics and data science with a generous dose of creative thinking to ensure we have the edge in increasingly competitive markets.

    "Research at Optiver means immediate impact. A model improvement can lead to better trading results, the very next day. It’s stimulating to work with intelligent people who are critical and innovative, yet friendly and down to earth."

    Matthijs, Researcher, finishing PhD in Artificial Intelligence, University of Amsterdam


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