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Technical Operations Analyst

Amsterdam

We're looking for a Technical Operations Analyst to join our Technical Operations Management (TechOps) team.

You will join a team that is responsible for running and continuously improving the technology department’s operational processes. Operations that are part of the team’s remit range from onboarding new products into our trading strategies to how we respond to upgrades on exchange we trade on.

For all processes within the team’s remit, we oversee them end to end, work with leads to design them optimally, help in their execution, and evaluate our design against reality. You’ll continuously balance giving the right amount of flexibility so that engineers can be effective, with the right amount of control to achieve operational excellence and limit risk.

You’ll run projects to align operational processes across different regions. You’ll also identify and implement improvements, which you spot through independently performing deep dives.

The person we seek is to facilitate fast-paced innovation across the firm. In activities you coordinate, you are the connecting point between our software developers, trading support, compliance and risk functions.

 

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:

In a nutshell, your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Work in tandem with trading, technology and control teams to drive critical cross-team projects from initial discussions through completion
  • Effectively run meetings where you discuss incidents, changes or planning with team leads. You'll challenge leads on emerging themes, patterns and risks
  • Work closely with the technology department to streamline our operational processes through reviews and deep dives. For example, you perform a review on whether our testing guidelines are consistently followed in practice
  • Identify upcoming technology upgrades at exchanges we trade on, and coordinate Optiver's response to those

WHO YOU ARE:

  • A computer science (or similar) degree, or a proven track record in engineering
  • Pragmatic thinker with strong communication skills
  • Project management skills and hands on mentality
  • A high aptitude for understanding how technical applications interact with one another
  • A keen interest in financial markets, trading and technology

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

The chance to be 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 Technical Operations Analyst. 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 Tommy Smith, via [email protected]

More information on how Optiver Europe processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy. In the event of questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment team at [email protected]

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

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.

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