Company information

  • Company name
  • Industry
    Financial services

Facts & figures

  • Employees in the Netherlands
  • Employees worldwide
  • Number of academics in the Netherlands
  • Number of countries
  • Number of internships and/or graduation projects available

Event participation

  • Application Trainings
  • Presentation Days
  • In-house Days
  • Interview Days


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Company profile

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk and own software, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.

With 1000 Optiverians globally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney our diverse team is united by our mission to improve the market. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. The technical challenges that this fast environment presents is what really motivates and challenges people at Optiver. To help us achieve what we want to attract, develop and empower top talent with a down to earth mentality, in order to sustain our future.

What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

Student profile

We are always on the lookout for motivated students with an analytical mindset, a flair for numbers and excellent problem solving skills. Knowledge of the financial industry is not required, as we will teach you everything about Option Theory, Financial Markets and Trading in our Trainee Class. Good learning agility and a can-do mentality is all you need! Are you eager to challenge yourself and find out if you have what it takes to become a Trader, Developer or Researcher?

Career opportunities

We recruit for the following roles year round:

- (Algorithmic) Trader
- Quantitative Researcher
- Data Analyst
- Local/Global Risk Analyst
- Trader Assistant (part-time job for students)
- Graduate Software Developer
- Junior Site Reliability Engineer
- (Summer) Technology Internship

Contact our recruiters:

Dana Craciun (Trading) -, +31 (0)20 708 7340

Jinre van der Veen (Tech) -, +31 (0)20 708 7499

Application procedure

Apply directly via our website, for one of our positions. For more information, contact our recruiters via or 020-7087000.