Market Risk Analyst Internship – 2023-24
Ready to accelerate your growth in one of the most fascinating and dynamic industries?
Our Market Risk Summer Internship program will give you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes to ensure our trading operations run safely within our risk limits. With guidance from your mentor and team, you'll collaborate on projects that solve Optiver’s real-world challenges.
Plus, if you’ve excelled over the summer, you could receive an offer to return as a Graduate Market Risk Analyst.
With Optiver’s internship program, your work improving the market starts today.
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
Our 12-week Market Risk Summer Internship program is the perfect opportunity for you to explore the critical role that risk management plays in the world of market making.
Know nothing about trading, but keen to learn? Don't worry, you bring the passion and we'll bring the training to support you along the way.
Over the first few weeks, you'll be immersed in our industry-leading training program, that covers extensive trading principles and concepts. Once you’ve got the basics covered, you’ll put your knowledge into practice and work on a risk specific project. Our experienced risk analysts will mentor and guide you through the process.
By the end of the internship, you’ll have a solid theoretical and practical understanding of life as a Market Risk Analyst.
Check out Andrew’s ‘Day in the Life’ feature to learn more.
You have a keen interest in financial markets, and are equipped with a strong set of analytical and problem-solving skills. Coupled with a natural curiosity, you're proactive by nature and can work autonomously. In addition, you also:
- Are an adept communicator
- Have good planning and organisational skills, with strong attention to detail
- Enjoy working in a collaborative environment
- Have a practical mindset, with the ability to remain calm in a crisis
- Have experience with coding (VBA, Python, Matlab or other) would be a plus
- A penultimate or pre-penultimate year university student
- An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or able to provide evidence of full working rights
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment
- Competitive remuneration
- Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
- Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages
- A work-from-home allowance and support
- Daily breakfast, lunch and an in-house barista
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.
Does this sound like the future you’re looking for? Take up the challenge and apply today!
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact us at [email protected].