Back
Internship Trading

Quantitative Trading Summer Internship

Amsterdam

Are you ready to get your foot in the door at a leading global trading firm? As our Quantitative Trading Intern, you’ll work in the heart of Optiver’s Amsterdam trading floor – one of the most exciting and dynamic in Europe. Over the course of eight weeks, you will gain full insight into what it takes to be a Trader at a leading global market maker, and based on your performance could receive an offer to return at the end of your studies. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to kick-start your career in a dynamic and international environment. 

To find out more about the Optiver Summer Internship click here, or take a look inside our Amsterdam office.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

As Optiver’s Quantitative Trading Intern, you’ll deep-dive the fundamentals of trading, from theory to financial markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology. But you won’t only receive our intensive in-house training – you’ll put your knowledge into practice through simulated trading. Requiring a competitive edge, decisive thinking and bold action, our summer programme is as close as you can get to real trading experience. What’s more: the projects you fully own and develop will be implemented directly into our trading desks, meaning you’ll contribute to our ever evolving strategies. Get ready to test your limits and accelerate your growth in a truly fascinating, high-performance environment. 

 

WHO YOU ARE

  • Penultimate year student in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or equivalent, with ability to work full-time upon graduation in 2024
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • A proactive, problem-solving nature
  • Fast decision-making skills under pressure
  • Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself
  • Great attention to detail
  • Computer programming skills are not required but definitely a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

  • An 8 week internship (3rd July – 25 August working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries
  • Competitive salary
  • Fully furnished apartment in the city center of Amsterdam
  • Awesome social events and outings
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner provided at Optiver, bi-weekly massages & a bicycle to explore Amsterdam
  • Most importantly, the possibility to receive a full-time offer upon completion of internship

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Apply directly via the button below for the position of Trader Intern. 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 Recruitment Team at [email protected] Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons.

Please note, if you are selected to proceed to the next round for the position of Quantitative Trading Intern, you will be required to complete some online assessments. 

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

Please note only students currently situated in and studying at a university in Europe, UK or the Americas will be considered for this application

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.

Important noteWithin a week of submitting your application you will receive an online assessment, if eligible. You will have a short timeframe to complete the assessment. By submitting your application you are confirming that you will be able to take the assessment within 5 days.

*We accept one application per role, per year, across all office locations. If you have applied to this role across any of our offices in the last year and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once your 12 month cooling period has concluded.

Internship Trading Amsterdam
Careers

Related vacancies

  • Trading

    Equity Options Trader

    At Optiver, we seek to continuously improve our approach to pricing, execution and risk management. We believe that the rigor with which we approach these problems is a source of competitive edge. We have an appetite to diversify and improve and are always looking for great new talent to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to […]

    Learn more
    Chicago
  • Trading

    Senior Equity Trader/Researcher

    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 1,400 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market […]

    Learn more
    Shanghai
  • Trading

    Expression of Interest – Intern & Graduate 2023/24 Trading, Research & Market Risk Opportunities

    Do you love solving complex and unique challenges? Have a strong analytical skillset? Express your interest now in our Quantitative Trading, Market Risk and Quantitative Research 2023 Internship and 2023/2024 Graduate opportunities. Applications for Optiver Sydney's Internship and Graduate roles will open early 2023. Please complete this application to join our Trading ‘Talent Community’ so […]

    Learn more
    Sydney
  • Trading

    Experienced Institutional Trader

    Optiver is a looking for a Senior Institutional Trader with a history in executing large trades. As Institutional Trader you will communicate with our network of brokers, handling incoming wholesale price requests and relaying information onto the screen traders. It is your responsibility to get the full information and best execution for our non-screen based […]

    Learn more
    Amsterdam
  • Trading

    Future Swaps / Dividends / Equity Rolls Trader

    WHO WE ARE: Optiver is a proprietary 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 stabilising force […]

    Learn more
    Sydney
  • Trading

    Senior Fundamental Trader/Analyst

    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 1,400 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market […]

    Learn more
    Shanghai
  • Trading

    Graduate Equity Analyst (2023 Start – Chicago)

    Optiver’s Equity Options Trading team is looking for an Equity Analyst to drive our fundamental research-driven trading. Ideal candidates will have a self-starter and competitive mentality, and are excited by the opportunity to bring their knowledge and skills to a growing team. Having an aggressive and proactive risk-taking mindset is essential to perform well in […]

    Learn more
    Chicago
  • Trading

    Quantitative Trader – Statistical Arbitrage

    Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them! We believe that in order to stay at the top we must adapt, innovate and continuously improve. Our Delta1 trading team combines a systematic approach with sophisticated pricing models, iterating often to ensure consistent, robust […]

    Learn more
    Amsterdam
  • Trading

    Senior Equity Single Stock Options Trader

    At Optiver, we seek to continuously improve our approach to pricing, execution and risk management. We believe that the rigour with which we approach these problems is a source of competitive edge. We have an appetite to diversify and improve and are always looking for great new talent to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to […]

    Learn more
    Sydney
  • Trading

    Data Science Summer Internship

    How does Optiver accurately price hundreds of thousands of interconnected financial products in real-time? In one word: data. Data science is at the very core of Optiver’s pricing strategies. Our Data Science teams tackle fascinating challenges that exist at the intersection of technology and trading – a space with some of the most complex and exciting […]

    Learn more