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Type of Organisation

Trading firm (Market-maker)

Employer Profile

Optiver is a global tech-driven trading firm, with offices in London, Chicago,

Austin, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Mumbai.

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. We actively

trade on 75+ exchanges globally, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate

buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions.


Ready to accelerate your career in a collaborative and dynamic environment?

Want to work alongside, and learn from, talented peers to solve complex quantitative problems every day? Our high-performance environment means you’ll be surrounded by colleagues with the same passion for problem solving, while our intentionally flat structure encourages curiosity and freedom of thought.


No matter what team you join, your career at Optiver begins with comprehensive training. Led by our in-house education team that consists of ex-traders and engineers, our award-winning training programs will empower you with the skills needed to excel in the collaborative, fast-paced environment. With our support, mentorship and world-class training, there’s no limit to how quickly you can accelerate your career at Optiver.

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

Sydney, Australia


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or able to secure full working rights after graduating.​

Roles available for Graduates 

Graduate Quantitative Trader, Graduate Quantitative Researcher


We also offer the following internships: Quantitative Trading Internship, Quantitative Researcher Internship, Software Developer Internship, FPGA Developer Internship

Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply

We look for strong analytical minds, who are insatiably curious and motivated to succeed. We value your potential over your expertise, and recruit from all degree backgrounds including Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Finance, Econometrics and Actuarial studies.

Employer Website

What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"I feel extremely well valued as an asset to the company and there are lots of opportunities to learn and work on interesting problems"

"I am challenged and work with other talented people I can learn from. "

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