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Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2022 – Chicago)

It’s called an internship. But that doesn’t quite do it justice. Our software engineering interns build and release software just like our full-time engineers. After a two-week training program covering the fundamentals of our trading systems and engineering principles, you’ll join a team of senior engineers tasked with finding elegant solutions to complex problems. You won’t just have a chance to contribute, you’ll be expected to. After all, the best way to learn is to do.

Technology at Optiver:

As an engineer, you are a maker at heart. And at Optiver you will have the opportunity to take ownership of complex problems and craft solutions—to make stuff—from day one. Every day will bring fresh challenges that demand even fresher thinking. And the proprietary trading systems you build will directly impact financial markets that—either directly or indirectly—touch the lives of millions of people.

What you’ll need:

  • Working towards a BS or MS in Computer Science, or related technical field
  • Graduating in Spring 2023 or Winter 2022 
  • Knowledge of algorithms, data structures, concurrency, and systems programming concepts
  • Experience coding in C++, C#, C, or Java
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with developers, traders, and business operations on a daily basis
  • Excitement to learn options trading and apply this knowledge toward well-crafted solutions 
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to the Software Engineer Intern position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2022.