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Middle Office Assistant

Amsterdam

Are you looking for a part-time position in a dynamic and highly international work environment? Optiver is currently looking for a student to support the Middle Office team with controlling trading expenses.

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 70+ 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:

Middle Office plays a key role in facilitating our trading activities by making sure we are in control of all the drivers of the trading result, as well as by providing business support throughout the life cycle of a trade.

As Middle Office Assistant, you will be part of a team of experienced professionals that work closely with our traders and other stakeholders, both inside and outside of the organization. You will be assisting the team with controlling our trading expenses in particular. Transaction volumes are high and the expenses can be complex; that means accuracy and timeliness are key. You will be the main contact for the trading desks on the one hand, as well as our external stakeholders such as brokers and exchanges on the other. As such we are looking for someone that brings a mindset that is both inquisitive and innovative in nature. How much responsibilities you will have is fully dependent on your ability to absorb new information and show consistent reliability of execution.

Being part of the Middle Office team will offer you a unique insight into the inner workings of Optiver. This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career with real experience in a truly international environment.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • A Bachelor or Master Student in Finance, Accounting, Economics or an equivalent;
  • Available for a minimum of 12 hours per week;
  • Proven record of academic excellence;
  • A detail-oriented and analytical mindset;
  • A keen interest in programming and database querying languages such as Python and PostgreSQL, and in putting these skills to use to automate tasks;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English. Dutch is not required.

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

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 Middle Office Assistant. 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 Lilian van Riel via [email protected]. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Middle Office Assistant, you may be required to take an online assessment.

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

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 accommodations 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

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