Campus: Quantitative Trader Intern (Summer 2020)
Do you love puzzles, predictions, and problem solving? Are you hungry to learn and seeking to understand the why? Optiver is looking for sophomores and juniors with a passion for solving complex problems to join us for our 10 week Quantitative Trader Internship.
You will spend the summer learning trading fundamentals, trading on simulated markets, and leading a project in quantitative research, data science, and/or modeling. Our Quantitative Trader Interns are encouraged to take advantage of every opportunity to learn, innovate, and demonstrate their skills to impact the business. Join us to experience the financial markets first-hand and get a jump start on your career by going through an expedited training program, modeled after our full time traders.
What you’ll need:
- Sophomore or Junior standing for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM field
- Superior quantitative and logical reasoning skills
- Interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
- Experience programming or scripting a plus
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening.
Who we are:
Optiver works in the fast-paced, high-tech financial markets. Our story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker; focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and over 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to competitively improve the market unites us.
*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to the Quantitative Trader Internship position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2020.