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Senior Quantitative Researcher

Optiver is an industry leader across everything we do. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them! Mathematics and statistics are ever-present components throughout the process of designing strategies and making trading decisions, as our traders and researchers combine to achieve our goal of improving the market.

Our team of researchers work alongside traders to solve a range of mathematical problems, from ad hoc market analysis to sophisticated model creation and tool development.

As our business has grown and diversified, so has this team who now cover a variety of projects; from option pricing, statistical modeling of trading strategies through to collaborating with development teams to optimise systems and build new tools for trading decision making.

What you’ll bring

Our success has been founded on the collaborative nature of how we operate.  We look for people who thrive in team environments, love to be challenged daily and are intuitively strong. In addition to this, you’ll need:

Experience working in trading/finance environments. The more relevant to options market making the better, but at the very least you have worked in quantitative research roles within finance.

Deep quantitative research and modelling skills. You have lived and breathed maths and stats for much of your career. You have a passion for solving maths problems and you have the skills to make it happen.

A track record of successful leadership of research projects. You will be able to demonstrate that you have effectively interacted with various teams and added significant value to businesses that you supported.

You enjoy mentoring others, sharing your knowledge and helping them to improve.

What you'll get

The chance to shape the future of Optiver's cash equity trading, working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. In addition, we offer our top performers the opportunity to become shareholders in Optiver along with a clear route to partnership. 

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.

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