Are you intrigued by the financial markets and ready for the next step in your career? Do you think in detail as well as conceptually and do you like to investigate while working in a fast-paced and international trading company? Then you just might be our new colleague in the MidOffice team!
Who we are
Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. From our offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney, we provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value.
The MidOffice team supports our traders resolving issues with our clearing house and direct counterparties. Furthermore the team resolves exceptions based on trade and position reconciliations. In order to enable the growth ambitions of our Trading teams we have to continuously optimize processes and applications as the data volumes are ever increasing and therefore require a mindset and focus on automation of processes.
As we are strong believers of continuous development of both the organization and individuals it is also our goal to improve the team dynamics. Ultimately forging a team that is self-sufficient in its daily operations and has continuous natural successors for all positions, providing for a learning and growth experience for all team members from both a technical capabilities and a soft skills perspective.
What you’ll do
We are looking for a pro-active and well-structured Analyst with a maximum of 2 years of experience to join our MidOffice team in Amsterdam. As our new Analyst you will be working in the MidOffice which will enable you to get an excellent understanding of all processes that are triggered after we have initiated a trade. While working in the MidOffice you will interact with traders, risk managers, vendors, management, supervisory authorities and many other stakeholders. Depending on your experience, interest and discussions with the team managers we will personalize your growth path ensuring you will be able to maximize your learning curve.
As our new MidOffice Analyst you will start by working closely with the Trading desks, in particular Delta1 and Equity Options. You will act as the link between Trading, counter-parties and clearing banks. Your initial responsibilities will include:
- Provide post trade support to trading desks;
- Liaise with trading desk, engineers, external parties to identify and prevent recurring issues;
- Liaise with clearing banks on ad-hoc issues as well as projects;
- Ensure trades are captured and reflected correctly in front office systems, perform trade reconciliation; and
- Maximize STP ratio of transactions, through automation and optimization of processes, controlling overdue settlements.
What you’ll need
- Academic degree in Finance/Accountancy/Economics or equivalent;
- 0-2 years working experience;
- Advanced skills in Excel;
- Ability to handle data efficiently (e.g. through querying languages SQL, Postgresql);
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
What you’ll bring
- A pro-active, results-driven attitude;
- An inquisitive mindset and strong numerical skills;
- Ability to work accurately, to take initiative and to show assertiveness;
- Strong communication skills and the ability to operate as a true team player;
- An innovative mindset with a drive to reduce repetitive work through automation.
What you’ll get
Optiver brings together a multidisciplinary group of talented people from all over the world who together strive to be better tomorrow, than they are today. Our culture supports and empowers Optiverians to develop and be at their best both personally and professionally. The dynamic, collaborative environment and the nature of work we are involved in means that your problem solving, creativity and analytical skills can be well leveraged in the pursuit of excellence.
We understand that our best work is done together. We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a highly innovative and energetic environment. We offer competitive remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit-sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are happy to guide our international colleagues through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.
If you are interested, please apply directly below by uploading your CV and Cover letter in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. If you have any questions feel free to contact Claire van Raay via [email protected]
Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.