Campus: Quantitative Trader Intern (Summer 2020)

| Chicago

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve really come to appreciate what “proprietary” in “prop trading” means for our development culture. It enables a quick feedback and iteration loop where improvements are sometimes identified, designed, & implemented in a matter of hours. It also promotes a close-knit team culture where ideas come from all levels.

Owen

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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