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Market Risk Manager

Amsterdam

Do you have experience in the field of market risk management and are you looking for a greater challenge at the heart of the financial markets? Do you have a solid understanding of the workings of the option Greeks and other fundamental risk concepts? Can you quickly process new information and translate this into effective risk frameworks? Are you comfortable in discussing the risk profile of complex trading strategies with senior traders and management? Do you like a fast-paced environment and the fact that every day brings new challenges?
If you recognize yourself in the above, then you are the Market Risk Manager we are looking for!

WHO WE ARE:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are 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.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As a Market Risk Manager based on the trading floor you will be responsible for developing and implementing a standardized framework to identify, measure and monitor principal risks across the firm. Working collaboratively with stakeholders from trading and technology, you will take ownership of strengthening and developing the risk framework and its individual components, as well as driving the delivery of new initiatives balancing the right risk and reward. Establishing a strategic and long-term vision for the Risk framework will be an important part of your responsibilities.

As a Market Risk Manager, you will also be actively involved in the capital requirements and financing setup. This entails linking the trading positions to the effective capital needs in relation to the IFR regime which applies to Optiver but also closely assess the clearing and exchange requirements that are applicable.

You will also play an important role in developing and maintaining our market risk models in close collaboration with trading and research. To make sure we can see our risk profile real-time, you will work together with our technology team to ensure proper implementation in the market risk systems.

 

WHO YOU ARE

To excel in this role, you ideally have 5+ years of experience in a trading, market risk or portfolio manager role with a specific focus on option trading.

  • A proactive, analytical and inquisitive mindset with a willingness to speak up;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an eagerness to continuously improve;
  • Keen understanding of derivatives and option pricing theory
  • A strong affinity for technology and data handling where experience with SQL, Python and VBA would be considered a distinct plus
  • Basic understanding of regulatory capital regime in Europe would be considered a plus

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Market Risk Manager. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Jolijn Kruyne at [email protected]

Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

More information on how Optiver Europe processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy 

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