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Senior Risk Manager

Optiver is looking for a Senior Risk Manager to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk team who is focused on analyzing and improving our Trading risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative and technical background. As a Senior Risk Manager, you will work closely with traders to develop and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits. You will be joining a team that is rapidly expanding and helping us identify and implement a long term vision.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform stress tests and analyze the risk of various trading positions (both Macro and Micro)
  • Clearly communicate risk data and positions to key internal stakeholders
  • Proactively keep track of relevant news that might impact our trading positions and strategies
  • Report risk violations to the CRO and the Trading department
  • Proactively identify, capture and evaluate risk incidents
  • Analyze orders/quoting behavior of our electronic execution strategies
  • Collaborate with software developers to develop and/or maintain risk tools
  • Improve and enhance our risk framework

What you’ll need:

  • Prior experience in market risk analyst role: minimum of 7-10 years
  • A quantitative S.T.E.M degree
  • Knowledge of programming or scripting (Python or similar) required
  • Understanding of options pricing theory
  • Knowledge of Single Stock/Index/Commodities options markets and trading strategies
  • Ideally experience in Options, OTC or Commodities, although this is just a bonus, with an understanding of current and upcoming regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required

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.