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Optiver Chicago

Optiver US is Chicago based, the derivatives capital of the US, and is active on several of the leading exchanges in the US market.

130 East Randolph Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States of America

Phone: +01 312 821 9500
Recruitment: [email protected]
Corporate Strategy: [email protected]
Media: [email protected]

The Chicago Perspective:
an experience unlike any other

Derivatives capital of the US
Home to CBOT, CBOE, & CME. Chicago has established itself as the derivatives capital of the US trading both options and futures.

A beautiful place to live and work
Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, our working environment perfectly parallels the energetic city we call home.

Work-life balance
Optiverians’ days are indeed very intense, but they generally wind down at a reasonable hour, leaving ample time to pursue interests outside of the office.

The People of Optiver Chicago

Edan Eingal
Software Engineer

Spend some time with the Optiver team, and a couple things become clear: there is no single path to a successful, lucrative career here, and there is no single major that’s best suited to it. Hear from Edan about his journey to Optiver.

Xiaoyu Li
Quantitative Trader

“One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.”

Nicole Nellums
Application Engineer

“My career (especially early on) has been a lot of “I don’t know, but I’ll figure it out.” Optiver has always given me the opportunity to do just that. I’ve never had to pretend to be someone I’m not, or act like I know something I don’t to save face. They’ve cultivated an environment where my work is allowed to speak for itself.”

Hear from one of our traders how his internship experience helped him find a career path in FinTech.

Keep up with Optiver US on social media

Whether it’s new ideas or new people, we explore fresh thinking every day. 


Have no prior finance knowledge? Neither did most. That’s why we have a best-in-class training program.

About Us

For more than 30 years, we’ve led the industry – and improved the market.

Active on several of the leading exchanges in the US markets

Within our industry we are active members of the FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG), and the Commodity Markets Council (CMC).

Find your place with the Optiver Chicago team

Learn more about the most exciting career opportunities in the Chicago job market.

Business Operations

Our business operations teams are the backbone of Optiver’s internal operations.


Optiver’s traders strive to offer the fairest, most competitive prices in all market conditions.


Technologists at Optiver creatively engineer solutions that make an immediate impact.