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OptiverAlgorithmic Trader

Application deadline 28-02-2016
Category

IT

Marketing

Sales

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Level
WO
Location
Amsterdam
Deadline:
28-02-2016 (For Past)
Category:

IT

,

Marketing

,

Sales

Level:
WO
Location:
Amsterdam
Start date:
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28-02-2016
Deadline
Past
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What you'll do

As our Algorithmic Trader you will not only trade and price financial products, but you will also analyse current strategies as well as optimise and implement new trading strategies. You will be fully responsible for the performance of an algorithm, from observing and analysing to testing and implementing it in real life. In order to seize every opportunity in the market and stay ahead of the competition, you are able to combine you pro-active and innovative mind with a strong work ethic. Finally, you are determined to be constantly on top of your market knowledge and personal development.

In short, as our Algorithmic Trader you will:

  • price and trade financial products;
  • analyse, optimise and implement current and new trading strategies;
  • improve our trading methods and models, which varies from development to implementation;
  • be constantly on top of market knowledge and new theories on trading related subjects.

After a two-month intensive training program involving classroom work, trading desk simulation exercises and live market trading - with real money - you will start trading at your own desk. We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide. 

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What you'll need

  • a technical academic degree, preferably in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Physics, Engineering or a relevant degree with a research component;
  • at least 6 months solid working experience with C++, C#, JAVA, VBA and/or MATLAB;
  • a desire to work closely with various technology- and trading teams to translate complex algorithms to elegant technical solutions;
  • excellent numerical and analytical skills;
  • a strong affinity for financial markets and a numbers-orientated character;
  • an accurate, pro-active mind and the ability to solve problems;
  • a competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself;
  • the ability to cope with increasing responsibility;
  • good communication and teamwork skills;
  • experience with numerical analysis, probability theory and statistics.
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What you'll get

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.
To be concrete, we offer you an excellent remuneration. But we also offer you great secondary benefits such as fully paid first-class commuting expenses, attractive profit sharing structure, relocation packages, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages.

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Interested?

We are 350 highly educated professionals from over 30 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each others expectations.
If you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, apply directly via the button  for the position of Algorithmic Trader. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think the 'magic' is there, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact Debbie Holgado on +31 20 708 70 00.

N.B. Once you have applied for the Algorithmic Trader position and got selected, you will be required to take 3 numerical tests to measure your mathematical and analytical skills.

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Working at Optiver

Branche
Banking/Finance
Number of countries
4
Headquarters Holland
Amsterdam
Employee abroad
350
Employee in NL
350