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Quantitative Trading Intern (Summer 2022 – Amsterdam)

Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them! With trading teams focusing on a broad range of options and delta1 products we are able to provide an unrivalled universe of exciting opportunities for our employees. Through our core function as a market-maker we continuously improve the market by being the source of liquidity for market participants

As a Trader Intern at Optiver in Amsterdam you will be given full insight into what it takes to be a trader at our company and based on your performance could receive an offer to return at the end of your studies.

If you are in your penultimate year of university, have excellent numerical skills and a passion to prove yourself then you could be the Trader Intern we are looking for.

What you'll need

  • Penultimate year student in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or equivalent, with ability to work full-time upon graduation in 2023
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • A pro-active problem solving nature
  • Fast decision making skills under pressure
  • Competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly improve yourself
  • Great attention to detail
  • Computer programming skills are not required but definitely a plus
  • Fluency in English (Dutch is not required)

What you'll get

  • An 8 -9 week internship (1st July-1st September 2022) working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries
  • Competitive salary
  • Fully furnished apartment in the city center of Amsterdam
  • Awesome social events and outings
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner provided at Optiver, bi-weekly massages & a bicycle to explore Amsterdam
  • Most importantly, the possibility to receive a full-time offer upon completion of internship

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

Apply directly via the button below for the position of Trader Intern. 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 Rachael Thompson on [email protected]   

Once you have applied for the Trader Intern position and been selected, you will be required to take 3 tests to measure your numerical and analytical skills.

following your assessments the next steps will be:

  • Remote HR interview (30 minutes)
  • Remote Technical interview (45 minutes) 
  • Remote final interview day (both technical and not technical interviews) 

Want to find out more?

You can also learn more about what it would be like to be a trader at Optiver here, or have a look inside our Amsterdam office

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Due to current restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only current residents within the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and UK will be considered for this application.