Who we are
We are Optiver, an international trading company, headquartered in Amsterdam. With more than 700 colleagues across four continents we constantly offer fair and highly competitive prices for the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, options, futures, ETF’s et cetera. It is called ‘market making’. We build markets and provide liquidity to international exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.
We make financial markets fair, open and reliable. We do not only trade when we feel like it. Not only when our outlook is bright, but 24 hours a day. Whichever way the markets go, we are there, always at our own risk, using our own capital. ‘Value the difference’ sums it up perfectly. It explains in a nutshell what we do every day. It also invites you to explore how we do our job differently.
We have valued that difference since 1986; the year we started on the Amsterdam based European Options Exchange with a single floor trader. Today we are one of the most dynamic, innovative and successful companies in The Netherlands and beyond.
IT at Optiver
Since trading on the floor changed to screen-based trading, we constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best IT-professionals to develop, optimise and support our systems and tools. The atmosphere we are working in is fast, but exciting. This makes IT at Optiver a great challenge whereby expertise, innovation and fun go hand in hand every day.
What you’ll get
Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.To be concrete, we offer you an excellent remuneration. But we also offer you great secondary benefits such as fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, attractive profit sharing structure, relocation packages, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.
We are 350 highly educated professionals from over 30 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn’t matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each others expectations.