Trading Supervisor (Night Trading)

| Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
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Optiver’s Sydney office is one of the primary players within Asian markets, trading a range of products. As an active participant on the Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan exchanges, we act as Optiver’s APAC head office. Since 1996, our Sydney location has gone from five traders to more than 300 driven, dedicated team members from all over the world. Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most liveable cities, life at Optiver Sydney offers unlimited access to world-class activities. We’re surrounded by a plethora of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, gyms and more. And with picturesque beaches and national parks right on our doorstep, there’s always something new to discover.


As a Trading Supervisor you will be first responder to incidents and responsible for seeing the problems through until they're resolved, all the while communicating updates to the relevant stakeholders and taking preventative action afterwards to ensure the issues do not reoccur. Having a decisive nature and problem-solving mindset are essential to succeeding in this line of work. 

You will be covering our Night Trading shift of 2am - 10am AEDT and have the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise and monitor our automated trading systems in various markets that we trade in
  • Assess live trading for any issues (e.g. risk, compliance, production issues) and quickly respond to unusual behaviours or market conditions
  • Working closely with risk managers and trading teams to alert key staff of any intraday trading issues and collaborating with Optiver's engineers, brokers, and exchanges to resolve problems in real time
  • Documenting monitoring procedures and log production issues as they occur


  • At least 5 years’ experience in a trade monitoring, research, or similar role
  • Prior trading experience highly desirable
  • Comfortable working night shift
  • An understanding of exchange-specific rules and procedures
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Solid experience with high-frequency automated trading strategies will be preferred
  • Experience with SQL, Python, and Linux will be preferred


  • 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

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.

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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