Banking & Finance
Optiver is a leading, global, independent trading firm dealing mainly in derivatives, shares and bonds. We were founded in 1986 as a market maker in equity options on the European Options Exchange and are now one of the largest derivative trading groups on the Australian, Asian and European exchanges with a growing presence in the USA. Since the close of the world’s trading floors we have concentrated on sourcing state-of-the-art software, the fastest applications and the most advanced technology.
Optiver isn’t your average workplace. We don’t care about suits and ties, leather-bound books or the smell of rich mahogany. We prefer to concentrate on finding the smartest graduates and providing them with a challenging and dynamic place to work. On top of all this, we offer challenging work, time for a proper life, and enough breathing space to actually think with some great rewards.
Who are we looking for
We comb the globe for self-motivated, innovative, and ambitious people who will thrive in our environment.
If you want success – real success – where you’re challenged, rewarded, mentored and developed, and where you can do work that you actually look forward to, then you should work with us.
You will need to be a penultimate, final/honours year student or recent graduate with a distinction average in one of the disciplines listed below.
Outstanding numerical skills, the ability to multi task while still staying focused, strong communication, a passion for finance and the markets, and a competitive streak are also required.
Developers and Application Engineers
The ideal candidate for our graduate Developer or graduate Application Engineer roles is a penultimate, final/honours year student or recent graduate with a distinction average in one of the IT disciplines listed below. A creative spirit and a passion for finding clever solutions are a must.
Trading – Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering, Actuarial Studies, Finance, Economics, Commerce.
IT – Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems and Software Engineering.
Starting salary and benefits
$75,000 –$100,000 plus annual bonus
Please submit your application online at www.optiver.com/sydney. Click on job opportunities.
Only Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.