Technical Options Trader

| Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
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At Optiver, we seek to continuously improve our approach to pricing, execution, and risk management. We believe that the rigour with which we approach these problems is a source of competitive edge. We have an appetite to diversify and improve and are always looking for great new talent to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our trading team. We are uniquely placed in the market with a combination of access to great liquidity through our market-making desks and a progressive risk appetite to leverage upon that.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Trader with a technical focus to join the team and improve us further. You will be responsible for building and optimising our trading strategies across APAC.

WHO WE ARE:

Optiver is a proprietary 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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • You will build and optimise our options trading spots across APAC.
  • Extensive collaboration with research/quants, developers, corporate strategy, and wider functions to deliver improvement across the trading problem.
  • Strategically contribute to future direction of the team and challenge the status quo.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • You have a proven track record of driving improvements on a systematic or semi-systematic trading spot - preferably at a top market-making firm
  • Holistic understanding of the options trading problem
  • Strong and responsible risk appetite
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Passion for trading, and a strong desire to continuously improve

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • The chance to work alongside diverse, intelligent and driven peers in a rewarding environment
  • Competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast and lunch facilities
  • Regular social events including an annual company trip
  • A work-from-home allowance and support

As an intentionally flat organisation, 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 adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

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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