Compliance Intern (January - August 2022) at Optiver

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What we are looking for:

Optiver is looking for a motivated and driven intern with a strong research background to join our high-performing Compliance Team. As Compliance Intern, you will apply a keen eye for detail and excellent problem solving skills to support the key functions and success of our Compliance Team. This intern will join the team on-site in Chicago, working part-time from January – June and full-time from June – August.

What you’ll do:

  • Monitor and assess the firm’s trade activity through an internal system whose reports cover areas such as market maker obligations and market manipulation
  • Assist with the preparation of responses to formal investigations and other regulatory inquiries from various exchanges and FINRA
  • Develop deep understanding of our Compliance Team objectives and functions, providing strong support to a number of on-going initiatives
  • Assist with regulatory exams and audits
  • Review internally designed exception reports
  • Review and clarify proposed industry rules for applicability
  • Facilitate rule interpretation, continuing education and best business practices through training and issuance of compliance memos
  • Manage form filings, securities registration/licensing, and SRO Exchange registration through the FINRA Web CRD portal
  • Understand the functions performed by the various teams such as Trading, Technology and Operations

What you’ll need:

  • 1st or 2nd year law student preferred    
  • Self-motivation – you will manage and prioritize multiple on-going projects in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent eye for detail and high level of integrity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office - strong capabilities in Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong time management skills with an emphasis on follow-through
  • 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 is a leading global electronic market maker specializing in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies.

Put simply, we improve the markets. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being. It requires intelligence, obviously. But in this industry, that’s table stakes. We’re seeking people who up the ante with nerve, with guts and, most importantly, with heart. We’re looking for the bold. Does that describe you? Then opt in.

*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to the Compliance Intern position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2022.

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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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