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    Experienced, Life at Optiver

    Machine learning opportunities in capital markets

    Solving problems at scale The allure of “problems at scale” is significant for researchers aspiring to transition from academia to the private sector. At Optiver, we are constantly scaling up in every dimension – adding more features, models, financial exchanges on which we trade; and expanding our range of products, asset classes and geographic colocations. […]

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    Americas
  • Life at Optiver

    Insight to action: The world of equity analysts at a market maker

    Investment acumen meets instinct In the ever-evolving world of the capital markets, the role of Equity Analyst stands out as a goal for those with a penchant for curiosity, analysis and investment acumen. The position is not just coveted for its intellectual rigor and the pivotal role it plays in investment decisions. Essentially, it provides […]

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    Americas
  • Experienced, Life at Optiver, Technology

    Behind the scenes: Engineering Optiver’s global trading network

    Optiver’s global trading network is a marvel of engineering, ensuring rapid and reliable data transmission essential for electronic trading. Network Engineer Ryan Bennett reveals how dedicated fibre optic cables and meticulous route planning maintain Optiver’s competitive edge. Despite challenges like geographical hurdles and fibre cuts, the network’s resilience and continuous improvement keep Optiver at the forefront of trading innovation.

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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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    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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    EMEA
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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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    Global
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    From Computer Science to Quant Research: Lucy’s internship story

    In the summer of 2023, Lucy explored the world of quant research through an eight-week internship at Optiver’s headquarters in Amsterdam. With several software engineering internships under her belt, Lucy shifted her focus to finance, driven by a fascination with the dynamic and intellectually challenging environment of quantitative trading.

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    EMEA
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    Charley Pincombe’s journey from history major to Global Head of Procurement at Optiver

    Charley Pincombe, Optiver’s Chicago-based Global Head of Procurement, didn’t always know she was going to work in the tech space. A former history major, Charley started her career in the public sector and quickly came to love the tech-focused subject matter of her day-to-day role. Charley found her perfect match at Optiver, where she blends her operational expertise and passion for innovation in an environment that mirrors the agility and spirit of a startup.

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    Americas
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    From Mathematical Olympiads to Optiver: Ana’s Journey

    Ana’s transition from participating in prestigious Mathematical Olympiads to the fast-paced trading floors of Optiver is a remarkable tale of passion meeting profession. With a strong foundation in Computer Science and an innate love for solving puzzles, Ana found herself in the world of finance, a field she hadn’t originally considered. Her involvement in various Mathematical Olympiads, including as a contestant and later as a team and organiser, not only demonstrates her commitment to the discipline but also highlights her role in mentoring young women in STEM. In this post we’ll explore Ana’s journey, offering a closer look at how her background in mathematics has shaped her career in trading, the challenges she’s navigated, and her advice for aspiring young women in these fields.

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    EMEA
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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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    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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    EMEA
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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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    Americas
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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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  • Series
    Meet the team

    From Computer Science to Quant Research: Lucy’s internship story

    In the summer of 2023, Lucy explored the world of quant research through an eight-week internship at Optiver’s headquarters in Amsterdam. With several software engineering internships under her belt, Lucy shifted her focus to finance, driven by a fascination with the dynamic and intellectually challenging environment of quantitative trading.

    Learn more
    EMEA
  • Machine Learning at Optiver
    Experienced, Life at Optiver

    Machine learning opportunities in capital markets

    Solving problems at scale The allure of “problems at scale” is significant for researchers aspiring to transition from academia to the private sector. At Optiver, we are constantly scaling up in every dimension – adding more features, models, financial exchanges on which we trade; and expanding our range of products, asset classes and geographic colocations. […]

    Learn more
    Americas
  • Life at Optiver

    Insight to action: The world of equity analysts at a market maker

    Investment acumen meets instinct In the ever-evolving world of the capital markets, the role of Equity Analyst stands out as a goal for those with a penchant for curiosity, analysis and investment acumen. The position is not just coveted for its intellectual rigor and the pivotal role it plays in investment decisions. Essentially, it provides […]

    Learn more
    Americas
  • Experienced, Life at Optiver, Technology

    Behind the scenes: Engineering Optiver’s global trading network

    Optiver’s global trading network is a marvel of engineering, ensuring rapid and reliable data transmission essential for electronic trading. Network Engineer Ryan Bennett reveals how dedicated fibre optic cables and meticulous route planning maintain Optiver’s competitive edge. Despite challenges like geographical hurdles and fibre cuts, the network’s resilience and continuous improvement keep Optiver at the forefront of trading innovation.

    Learn more
    Europe, Global
  • Meet the team

    Charley Pincombe’s journey from history major to Global Head of Procurement at Optiver

    Charley Pincombe, Optiver’s Chicago-based Global Head of Procurement, didn’t always know she was going to work in the tech space. A former history major, Charley started her career in the public sector and quickly came to love the tech-focused subject matter of her day-to-day role. Charley found her perfect match at Optiver, where she blends her operational expertise and passion for innovation in an environment that mirrors the agility and spirit of a startup.

    Learn more
    Americas

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