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Technical Recruiter

| Chicago

Optiver is looking for a driven and highly capable Technical Recruiter to join our talent team. We’re looking for a go-getter with a proven track record of creating inventive recruitment strategies - someone who will constantly evaluate how we can identify and convert top talent.

Here at Optiver, we’re continually raising the bar on what it means to have a world-class candidate experience. The recruitment world is constantly evolving, and so are we – our teams work in a highly competitive and dynamic landscape, and our recruiters are no different. We are always thinking about new ways we can approach our recruitment process.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the growth of Optiver by building our tech and trading teams; use cutting-edge recruitment tools and technologies to source top talent.
  • Stay up to date with technical recruitment trends by leveraging a strong network and conducting industry research.
  • Gather and evaluate recruitment data to inform strategy decisions and identify new solutions for assessing talent across a variety of positions.
  • Build strong relationships with tech and trading leads to evaluate our recruitment process and candidate experience.
  • Work alongside our high-performing recruitment team and continue to enhance candidate experience throughout all aspects of our interview process.
  • Build and foster relationships with external recruiting agencies; continually evaluate effectiveness

What you’ll need:

  • Drive & motivation; ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a recruitment role focused on tech and/or quantitative trading positions
  • Proven ability to effectively source and convert top tier candidates in “hard to fill” roles
  • Ability to quickly build credibility with numerous hiring managers and stakeholders in the business
  • Concise and polished communicator with strong follow-through

Who we are:

Optiver’s 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 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages


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.


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.


Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

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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