May 15, 2012

Junior Market Structure Analyst

Amsterdam; Fulltime

Who we are

Optiver is an international and innovative proprietary trading firm. We deal in highly-automated electronic market making and arbitrage activities in a wide variety of products including derivatives, stocks and fixed income. With offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney, employing around 600 talented individuals from over 30 nationalities, we trade in more than 20 countries, across 5 continents, 24 hours a day.

No suits, no ties and no red tape. Our culture is one of our most valuable assets: we are strongly results-driven, open and informal, team-based, ambitious and exceedingly flexible, whilst striving for professionalism within all our departments.

What you’ll do

Our Market Structure team maintains Optiver’s third party relationships and extends its networks in the financial industry. They are responsible for setting up new activities and products on exchanges in existing and emerging markets. The team keeps track of and analyses internal and external trends. In order to do this, they will maintain close relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

As a Junior Market Structure analyst you will be working in a highly competitive and fast changing environment. You will be a strong operational link between our traders and our management team. Your daily tasks will consist of assisting the market structure team, managing internal and external data and reporting to our management team and traders. Tasks will be as diverse as keeping track and analysing trends in trading results, direct costs and activity through volumes, market shares and other statistics. Besides the daily tasks you want to improve and will take initiative to critically look at the current processes and streamline where necessary.

What you’ll need 

  • An Academic Degree;  
  • The ability to work in an accurate and structured way in order to lead projects;
  • Excellent internal and external communication and teamworking skills;
  • An affinity with financial markets;
  • A numbers- and statistics orientated character;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and preferred experience with VBA;
  • Good numerical and analytical skills;
  • Very good verbal and written English skills.

What you’ll get

Excellent remuneration, great profit sharing, full first-class home-work travel compensation, training opportunities, relocation package, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, Friday-afternoon drinks and – yes – even in-house chair massages.

We consider this position to be a starting point for a motivated talent who wants to develop within Optiver.

Apply directly via the button below. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. For more information, contact Kim Ruijer (Trading Recruiter) on +31 (0)20 708 7000.

N.B. If you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Junior Market Structure analyst, you will be required to take an online assessment.

Acquisition further to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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