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Type of Organisation

Trading firm (Market-maker)

Employer Profile

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 

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 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.

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"

"There is a balance between fascinating work, great culture and high compensation at Optiver"

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