Expression of Interest – Equity Delta-1 Trader
Optiver is looking to grow it's presence in the Equity Delta One space. We have an existing operation present in the European and US index and equity market, but see opportunity to grow this in the coming years alongside our derivatives businesses. You will have the opportunity to significantly impact this expansion in a collaborative environment, leveraging your experience in this space. Does the thought of making a direct, immediate impact on a desk with scope for significant growth thrill you? You may have found your next career move.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- You will be part of an existing team based in Amsterdam, which specializes in flow and prop trading in Baskets, Synthetics, TRFs and Dividends across the equity and index products
- You are helping to build out the desk further in terms of depth (refining our prop and flow trading strategies further) and/or scope (expand further into US index, EU & US equity, financing optimisation)
WHO YOU ARE:
- 3+ years of work experience with a Delta One desk or pod in a leading bank or fund
- Sound understanding of the risk-reward of different prop strategies in this space. You have strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
- Understanding of the Equity Delta One landscape and market structure. You can leverage your previous relationships in a new environment
- Entrepreneurial mindset, willing to take ownership in order to develop and grow the desk further in depth and/or scope
- The ability to communicate clearly, think independently and work collaboratively
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 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.