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Project Manager – Platform Technology

Sydney

WHO WE ARE

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over 35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With more than 1,600 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions. Optiver’s Sydney office is one of the primary players within Asian markets, trading a range of products. Established in 1996, we're an active participant on the Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan exchanges, and act as Optiver’s APAC head office.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

This is your opportunity to drive rapid, quality delivery with an outstanding team of engineers. You'll be part of the core department that is responsible for designing, building and maintaining the platform technology required to sustain our trading and business environment. You will have a strong focus on identifying and clearing potential blockers, building effective working relationships across the organisation, and growing the team. Some other responsibilities will include:

  • Drive the team culture of quality delivery, value over process, and close trading alignment.
  • Closely collaborate with technologists, traders and other stakeholders to scope, structure and deliver multiple projects.
  • Clearly and promptly communicate the status, issues and options.
  • Drive the Incident Management process and prioritise remediation work against other deliverables.
  • Relationship Management with stakeholders, internal departments, external partners and key vendors.
  • Own the project portfolio roadmap, spot and take opportunities to increase value and continuous improvement.

 

WHO YOU ARE

Optiver needs our next Project Manager – Platform Technology to be someone with:

  • A background in IT, preferably in infrastructure, platform services, service management or HFT technologies.
  • A demonstrated ability to successfully deliver IT programs or projects that span multiple departments and teams with significant uncertainty.
  • Experience in IT services strategy, operations and service transition.
  • The ability to influence and build trusted relationships with stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of ITIL v3 certification or higher.

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • The chance to work alongside diverse, intelligent, and driven peers in a rewarding environment.
  • We offer competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements.
  • Training, mentorship, and personal development opportunities.
  • Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages.
  • Daily breakfast and lunch facilities.
  • Regular social events including an annual company trip.
  • Guided relocation, a competitive relocation package and visa sponsorship where necessary.

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 all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

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