Optiver’s business and global footprint is rapidly growing. As a result, the underlying technology and infrastructure is required to grow as well. With over 1500 servers in more than 15 locations, this leads to a complex mix of operational and project work. Some is predictable, most of it is not. Some are external timeline driven, some are not.
To keep pace with the rapidly growing needs, Optiver needs a Project Delivery Manager to guide our business through the planning and delivery of projects across our Infrastructure business unit. If you enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative environment where your impact will be felt across the business, then Optiver is the place for you.
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 stabilising 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 an Infrastructure Project Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for the end-to-end Project Delivery of complex multi-vendor projects, focusing on Project Planning & Execution, Communicating Project Performance to Senior Leadership & Business Stakeholders, Managing cross-functional Engineering Resources, Vendor Management and Risk & Issues Management.
You will actively coordinate with our colleagues across Technology, Business and Trading spaces as well as external vendors to ensure Projects are delivered on time, meet business requirements and deliver business value.
You will plan, prioritize and report on Project performance to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador for the infrastructure unit for Optiver and the outside world. Your mission will be to work with our Engineers to oversee the rapid growth of our infrastructure while keeping a strong focus on quality and delivery of the overall project portfolio.
Who you are:
- Prior infrastructure project coordination experience
- A background in Information Technology such as Computer Science
- Experience in hardware or a good understanding of data centers and telecommunications/networks
- A project management certification or a proven track record of delivering international projects
- A background in trading or financial environments
- Proven organisational skills
- Excellent communicator, being able to interact with different cultures and different technical backgrounds, both inside and outside of an organisation
- The ability to handle changing environments and requirements and the ability to context switch and adapt
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 Infrastructure Project Delivery 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 Ruby Mulvaney via [email protected].
Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.
As an intentionally flat organization, 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.