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Compliance Intern

| Chicago

Title: Compliance Intern
Location: Chicago

 
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.

What you’ll do:
•   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
•   Monitor and assess the firm’s trade activity through an internal system whose reports cover areas such as market maker obligations and market manipulation
•   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
•   Monitor firm-wide communications
•   Liaise and communicate with various teams including trading, technology and operations

What you’ll need:
•   2nd or 3rd 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’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

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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