Execution Trader

| Chicago
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Overview:

We are the eyes and ears of our trading floor. In order to successfully manage execution trading, you must possess the ability to quickly gather, process and assess information in order to provide fast and efficient markets in competitive volumes to counterparties worldwide. At Optiver you will be expected to source, develop, and maintain broker relationships to ensure Optiver US continues to be a top-tier trading firm. An ideal execution trader values challenges and feedback, has extremely strong communication and interpersonal skills and can manage a highly competitive and fast paced environment.

Your career here will begin with comprehensive training on the fundamentals of trading: theory, markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify and capitalize on market opportunities
  • Make split-second trading decisions that can instantly impact profitability
  • Represent Optiver’s quotes and execute orders with many of the world’s largest trading desks via phone, IM, and Bloomberg
  • Develop and maintain good business relationships
  • Represent Optiver and yourself with integrity and professionalism
  • Identify new product/market opportunities in order to diversify our strategies and maximize success
  • Improve our execution network and access to volume
  • Understand and apply knowledge of the exchanges’ rules & regulations and market structures in which we engage

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in the finance industry. Trading or working with derivatives is a plus.
  • Ability to source, maintain, and manage account relationships
  • Strong communication skills and self-assurance
  • Competitive attitude and dedication to constantly improve
  • Strong mathematical and quantitative background
  • Computer programming skills are a plus, but not required

Who we are:

Optiver is a leading proprietary trading firm using technology to provide the most up-to-date and competitive prices in financial products around the world. Put simply: we improve the markets and seek teammates who are equally committed to achieve this goal. Does that describe you?  Then opt in.

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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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