2023 Data Science Graduate - Expression of Interest at Optiver (Chicago, IL)

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Life as an Optiver Data Scientist:

Optiver may be best known for its skillful trading talent, but the teamwork that happens beyond the trading floor is what sets us apart. Our Data Scientists are no exception and serve on the front lines to help our Traders stay agile, innovative and accurate. Working directly with our Traders to find new and improved methods to how we do business, our Data Scientists are an imperative piece of our organization.   

As a Data Scientist, you can expect to do the following: 

  • Quantitatively analyze trade and market data
  • Use a multitude of mathematical techniques to identify patterns in financial markets
  • Collaborate with Traders and Data Scientists to develop strategies based on identified patterns
  • Rigorously back-test prototyped trading strategies

What you’ll need:

  • Internship or research experience is preferred, but not required
  • Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science or STEM-related field
  • Proficiency with Python
  • A solid understanding of statistics and mathematics
  • Experience working with and analyzing large data sets
  • The ability to think independently and work collaboratively with Traders and Developers
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening.

Data Science at Optiver:

At Optiver, our Data Scientists leverage statistical analysis and data mining to assist in developing new trading strategies as well as refine existing ones. You will be responsible for quantitative analysis, research, and tool development. As members of the Trading Team, Data Scientists sit on our trading floor and collaborate with Traders to understand and solve complex problems.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 

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Technology we use

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

Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

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 sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within

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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