Energy Derivatives Sales Trader

| Chicago

As one of the world’s leading Market Making firms, we at Optiver pride ourselves on our abilities to improve the market by providing liquidity in all market conditions. In order to grow our market making reach, we have begun trading directly with end users in the energies space and are looking for an energies sales trader to join our team.

If you are a sales trader who wants an opportunity to contribute to a new business initiative and build out a market participant network, then this is the perfect role for you!

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with end users in the energy space
  • Work closely with energy derivatives traders to understand Optiver’s trading strategies and execute participant orders
  • Develop participant profiles, reports and analysis
  • Maintain a relationship management tool
  • Develop and maintain marketing content as it pertains to direct trading initiatives
  • Attend conferences and seminars for related products

What you’ll need:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a sales trading or sales associate role, with a focus on energy derivatives
  • Strong knowledge about the market and its participants
  • Existing contact within energy derivatives end users and the ability to rapidly build a book of counterparties from industry contacts
  • Willingness to travel and meet face to face with prospective and current counterparties
  • Strong communication skills and self-assurance
  • Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Deep understanding of rules and regulations governing the markets we trade
  • 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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