Paralegal at Optiver

| Chicago
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We are looking for a motivated self-starter to join our team as a Paralegal. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support Optiver's proprietary trading activities and new business initiatives in a highly regulated industry. As Paralegal, you will play an important role within our legal team and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders throughout the organization.

What you’ll do:
• Review, coordinate and maintain data and documents within internal contract management and project workflow systems
• Manage broker and direct counter party approval processes; including coordination with both external counterparties and internal traders
• Review and analyze basic court documents, pleadings and memoranda
• Assist with the review and preparation of documents for delivery to external parties
• Review basic diligence requirements for current and potential brokers, counterparties, and vendors
• Coordinate necessary filings with the Secretary of State and City of Chicago
• Create and maintain legal knowledge base resources
• Manage legal dates and deadlines
• Draft and deliver legal letters, non-disclosure agreements, basic service contracts and other documents
• Manage Optiver’s legal files and internal documents—both hard copies and electronic files

What you’ll need:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• 2-4 years of experience as a paralegal; experience in financial services and familiarity with applicable regulations is a plus
• Familiarity with PACER
• Proficient in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro
• Ability to work both independently and on a team
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Solid organizational skills and high attention to detail
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple on-going projects in fast-paced and dynamic environment
• 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. 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 door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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) 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

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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