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    Risk and reward within a dynamic trading firm: Insights from Optiver’s CRO Europe

    In business, risk management is often thought of as a of back-office support function—the department generally responsible for steering a company away from pitfalls and worse-case scenarios with cautionary, arms-length advice. Not at Optiver. In our high-stakes trading firm environment, it’s a core discipline that directly impacts the success of daily trading operations. As Optiver […]

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    Navigating Infrastructure as Code (IaC) in a non-cloud trading environment

    In the high-performance landscape of algorithmic trading, technological infrastructure isn’t just important—it’s critical. While Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a well-established practice in cloud-based solutions, its application in non-cloud environments presents unique challenges, especially in latency-sensitive environments like ours at Optiver.

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    From ideation to production: US tech intern summer projects

    Foreword by US CTO, Alex Itkin One of the most exciting parts of summer at Optiver is hosting the ever growing intern cohort. This summer in the US alone we had 35 interns working across our software, hardware and trading infrastructure teams. The goal of the internship is to give students an opportunity to spend […]

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    Americas
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    Tech intern projects at Optiver Amsterdam

    This summer, Optiver’s Amsterdam office hosted a group of tech interns eager to tackle the challenges of market making. Beyond just theory, they worked hands-on with our core trading technologies, directly engaging with some of the most interesting technical challenges in the financial industry.  In this blog post, four of our Software Engineering interns delve […]

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    The Optiver summer: A transformative experience

    This summer, we proudly welcomed our largest intern season to date across our Amsterdam and US offices. They came from top schools and dove headfirst into the fast-paced world of market making, where they underwent comprehensive training, completed impactful projects, learned from industry mentors and formed lasting bonds with their peers. This wasn’t your average […]

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    Global
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    Navigating performance challenges as a C# Software Engineer at Optiver

    When we think of market making, we often associate it with low-latency C++ applications. However, many other technologies and programming languages play a crucial role in establishing Optiver as a leading global trading firm, among them being C#. At Optiver, our success is largely attributed to our people. While trading is heavily automated, it is […]

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    Optiver and P33

    As a tech-driven market maker, Optiver seeks partnerships to help push technology forward and support the next generation of talent. Recently it partnered with P33, a non-profit organization dedicated to driving innovation and economic growth in the city of Chicago. The partnership aims to support and grow the local tech ecosystem in Chicago while creating […]

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    Data Visualisation at Optiver: Streamlining trading decisions

    Data visualisation is at the core of effective decision-making in the fast-paced, data-driven world of trading. For Optiver’s traders to access the information they need right when it matters, it’s crucial to display data intuitively and meaningfully.In this blog post, we’ll take you behind the scenes of data visualisation at Optiver and explore how our […]

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    Inside Optiver’s 12-week training programme

    Meet Ophelia, an Execution Trader who joined Optiver after graduating from the University of Cambridge. Despite having no background in finance or trading, Ophelia was drawn to the fast-paced environment and the opportunity to utilise her quantitative skills. In this interview, she reflects on her experience in the Optiver Academy training programme, shares her favourite […]

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    EMEA, Global
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    A finance role unlike others

    As a leading proprietary trading firm, Optiver works to make markets more efficient, transparent and stable across the globe. While our commitment to provide liquidity is continuous and our aim is to be a stabilising force, financial markets and our operations are dynamic. For the Finance Team, this requires continuous improvements in finance processes to stay aligned with evolving market conditions and business strategies.

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    Europe, Global
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    Q&A with Zad, summer trading Intern at Optiver

    Optiver has once again opened its doors to a group of enterprising young minds for a summer internship at our Amsterdam office. Spanning eight weeks, the program is designed to offer a mix of theoretical insights, real-world trading experiences and a deep dive into the mechanics of market making. Today, we hear from Zad, a […]

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    From maths to trading: Leon’s journey through the Global Optiver Academy

    The Global Optiver Academy is a comprehensive four-week program, designed for all new trading and research hires from around Optiver’s global offices. It’s more than just a training ground; it’s a pathway for talented individuals transitioning into a full-time trading role at Optiver, blending theoretical learning, simulated trading and hands-on experiences.

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    EMEA, Global
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    Meet the US Campus Recruitment Team

    Let’s face it — applying for your first job can be daunting. Optiver’s campus recruitment team is here to help make your entire application process easier.

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    Chinmay’s journey as a tech intern at Optiver

    This spring, Optiver welcomed a group of talented students to our Amsterdam office for an all-inclusive internship programme. Over eight weeks, the interns took part in educational sessions, hands-on training and meaningful project work, all designed kickstart a career in tech and trading.

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  • Student Trading Analyst
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    A day in the life of a student Trading Analyst

    As a student, finding a part-time job that aligns with your career goals can be a challenging feat. But for those interested in the world of finance and trading, a part-time job as a Trading Analyst (TA) can offer a unique opportunity to gain practical experience, build professional skills and make valuable connections while still […]

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    A day in the life of an Application Engineer

    The role of an Application Engineer (AE) is crucial to Optiver’s trading operations. The team sits directly alongside the traders, working to safeguard our trading systems. Their role is a balancing act – ensuring an orderly production environment while guaranteeing profitability and sustainable growth. They must navigate the complexity of scaling a distributed system handling […]

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  • Experienced, Meet the team

    A finance role unlike others

    As a leading proprietary trading firm, Optiver works to make markets more efficient, transparent and stable across the globe. While our commitment to provide liquidity is continuous and our aim is to be a stabilising force, financial markets and our operations are dynamic. For the Finance Team, this requires continuous improvements in finance processes to stay aligned with evolving market conditions and business strategies.

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    Europe, Global
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    Advent of Code 2023: Clean Code Challenge

    In December last year, Optiver proudly entered its third year as a sponsor of Advent of Code. This annual event, structured like an advent calendar, offers tech enthusiasts from around the world the chance to test and showcase their creative programming skills with a new festive-themed puzzle each day. Our sponsorship reinforces our commitment to fostering technical innovation and a culture of continuous learning.

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    Europe, Global
  • Experienced, Life at Optiver

    Risk and reward within a dynamic trading firm: Insights from Optiver’s CRO Europe

    In business, risk management is often thought of as a of back-office support function—the department generally responsible for steering a company away from pitfalls and worse-case scenarios with cautionary, arms-length advice. Not at Optiver. In our high-stakes trading firm environment, it’s a core discipline that directly impacts the success of daily trading operations. As Optiver […]

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    Global

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