HR Data Analyst

| Amsterdam, NLD
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Optiver is looking for an HR Data Analyst who wants to challenge themselves by working in the exciting, fast-paced nature of a proprietary trading firm. Here you will provide real-time insights and in-depth analysis that enable our stakeholders to make informed decisions. The ideal candidate has an affinity for people analytics and a strong analytical background. 

At Optiver, HR Data Analysts collaborate with Management, Recruitment, and a diverse scope of internal specialists to perform and improve in-depth data analysis. As an HR Data Analyst, your observations and recommendations will be highly valued and trusted to inform crucial talent decisions, making you a key player in our firm.


Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Since our founding in 1986, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has developed into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products, from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.


As an HR Data Analyst at Optiver, your role involves more than just analysing data. You will play a key role in transforming internal data into concise, actionable information. In addition, you will be instrumental in ensuring we deliver accurate reporting to both internal and external parties.

No two days are the same on the HR Data Analyst Team. Your work will be dynamic and ever-evolving, with a mixture of short and long-term projects. You can expect to:

  • Partner with the business, the HR team and internal stakeholders to translate needs and regulations into automated HR processes and tools, delivering analysis and reports.
  • Prepare and build reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising data and trends, both customized and standardized.
  • Collect data on payroll outputs, management and employee surveys, employment records, and exit interviews.
  • Implement relevant HR metrics in order to determine the efficiency and impact of the workforce.
  • Analyse data and statistics for trends with regard to recruitment practices, motivation, turnover, and compliance with employment laws.
  • Use data analysis to detect and evaluate patterns and assess potential opportunities and risks.
  • Streamline data pipelines and make visualisations.
  • Ensure data privacy and HR compliance.
  • Build, own, maintain and further develop different interactive reports.
  • Continuously broaden your technical horizon and stay up-to-date with the latest technology.


The feedback loop for this team is immediate; therefore, we look for dynamic and highly ambitious people who seek to constantly innovate, challenge the status quo, and want to work alongside some of the most talented and intelligent people in the business.

In terms of skills and qualifications, we're looking for:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in an (HR) data analyst role.
  • An academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in data science, economics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, psychology, or an equivalent field.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel (Pivot Tables, Lookups/Indexing), and the ability to create charts, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Experience with Workday, Crunchr and/or Tableau is a big plus.
  • Affinity with Human Resources.
  • High degree of confidentiality and understanding of limitations in data sharing.
  • Proactive, can-do attitude and an eagerness to learn.
  • Strong communicator: you need to be able to translate your ideas across different areas of the business.


The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days (30 after the first year), fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, breakfast, lunch and dinner facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.


Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of HR Data Analyst. 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 there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Juliano Molossi via [email protected]. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. 


As an intentionally flat organization, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable accommodations during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

More information on how Optiver Europe processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy

More Information on Optiver
Optiver operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. Optiver was founded in 1986. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Open door policy, Open office floor plan, Hiring practices that promote diversity, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance and Dental insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Optiver, click here.
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