Type of Organisation
Trading firm (Market-maker)
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over
35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making
them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With our focus on
cutting-edge engineering, data science and research, we actively trade on 50+
exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing
– no matter the market conditions.
Do you thrive in an environment where your growth and knowledge are constantly
propelled to new heights? Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the
seemingly impossible. It’s a place where you’re empowered to build, code,
develop and strategise ideas that push the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Here you’ll play an integral role to play in this endeavour. From traders to developers, engineers and researchers, we all strive to find and own unique solutions.
We value potential over expertise, which is why we hire candidates from a diversity of backgrounds, studies and experience levels. No matter which walk of life they’re from, when we find someone with the entrepreneurial spirit we seek, we take it upon ourselves to heavily invest into upskilling them with our world-class training program. Whether your background is in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Actuarial Studies or Finance, there are many unexpected paths that lead to Optiver.
Locations where there are vacancies for graduates
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 Software Developer, Graduate Researcher, Graduate Market Risk Analyst, Graduate FPGA Developer.
Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply
We recruit from all degree backgrounds including Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Finance, Econometrics and Actuarial studies.
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"
"There is a balance between fascinating work, great culture and high compensation at Optiver"