Launch your career
Ready to put your degree into action? At Optiver, we offer a range of full-time graduate roles designed to kickstart your journey into tech, trading and research. Our global training programmes provide the foundation you need to excel and make your impact from day one. Whether your background is in mathematics, physics, computer science, finance or engineering, there is no single path to a successful career at Optiver.
Meet the Optiver team
When you start your career at Optiver, you’re given all the tools to help you learn and grow in your role. Hear stories from the graduates who have excelled their careers…
Graduate Quantitative Analyst
Graduate Performance Researcher
The ultimate learning experience
No matter what team you join, your career at Optiver begins with comprehensive specialised training. And because we recruit problem solvers from all STEM backgrounds – no prior industry knowledge is required.
Our global trader training equips all graduate trading, research and data science hires with the knowledge needed to make an impact the moment you join your trading desk.
The first four weeks of training brings together all trading hires to learn the ins and outs of trading and options theory from Optiver’s Amsterdam office. After returning to your local office, you’ll be begin a period of immersive simulated trading. By the end of the 12 weeks, you’ll be trained, licensed and ready to hit the trading floor with the support of your new team.
As an engineer, your journey begins the same way as our traders, with a comprehensive options theory course. This sets the stage for a deep dive into our complex trading systems, allowing you to understand Optiver’s system design.
Your training doesn’t stop in the classroom, as you transition into joining your team you’ll be immersed in hands-on learning and meaningful projects. With the support of a dedicated mentor, you’ll collaborate across disciplines, testing your work in real time under various market conditions. It’s a unique environment that encourages continuous optimisation—of both the systems and yourself as an engineer.
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