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Senior Futures Trader/Researcher

Shanghai

WHO WE ARE

Optiver is a global market maker with offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei. Founded in 1986, today we are a leading liquidity provider, with close to 2,000 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.

Since its establishment in 2012, our Shanghai office is a rapidly growing participant in the Chinese markets, trading exchange-listed futures, options and equities in China mainland. Our vision is to become the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. With the culture of a start-up but the backing of a 35+ year-old trading firm, Optiver Shanghai is truly unique. Everyone who joins us will help shape the future of our company and its global impact. This is a place you can make a difference.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

We look for a senior trader or researcher who has expertise in Delta One derivatives quant trading. You will be working on complex, high impact projects that will have immediate feedback. As the key member of Optiver Shanghai’s trading team, you can expect to:

  • Take the lead in developing new strategies for and delivering improvements to the trading system, in the pricing, modelling and execution domains, leveraging our mature tech stack
  • Collaborate with peers to conduct and review research
  • Participate in strategic discussions to set the direction of the business

 

WHO YOU ARE

Our success has been founded on the collaborative nature of how we operate. We look for people who thrive in team environments, love to be challenged daily and are intuitively strong.

Additionally, as part of our team you’ll need:

  • 3+ years experience in quant trading, on a desk that has been at or near the market dominant position
  • Hands-on, on top of all the implementation details of current strategies and has the capability to implement the solution end-to-end with some support
  • Experience in computationally intensive research
  • Quick learner, driven, team player, open minded and eager for success
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Programming experience in Python or C++

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • The chance to work alongside best-in-class professionals
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Daily office breakfast, lunch, snacks etc.
  • Sponsored gym membership, sports and leisure activities, plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Regular social events, clubs and Friday afternoon drinks


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. 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.

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