Security Analyst at Optiver (Chicago, IL)

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Optiver's Cyber Security team defines and drives the firm's approach to information security: setting standards, implementing defenses, training users, and responding to incidents. Our cross-disciplinary approach allows us to make the best choices in the context of all our systems and processes, finding optimal solutions for the needs of the business while achieving an effective security posture.

We are looking for candidates with a technical background, who are driven to solving security problems, with strong attention to detail, and who have a willingness to learn and adapt.

What you'll do:

  • Monitor and react to security events
  • Define and implement security policies, procedures, and technologies
  • Track general developments in computer security, and plan the firm's response
  • Provide security expertise and advice to other teams within the company
  • Define best practices cybersecurity training for employees
  • Collaborate with other operations, development, and trading teams to solve business challenges
  • Work at a technology-driven company where you can make an immediate impact

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Broad understanding of and deep interest in computer security
  • Maintain good cybersecurity practices in your own personal life
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to explain security best practices to a non-technical audience
  • General understanding of computers, networks, operating systems, applications, and the web
  • An engineering mindset when approaching new problems
  • Willingness and aptitude for learning new skills and adapting to new technologies
  • Proficiency with programming or scripting a plus
  • Knowledge of finance or trading is not required
  • 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 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. Achieving this requires excellence in everything we do. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being.

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.

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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

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 sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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) 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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