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Junior Market Risk Analyst

Junior Market Risk Analyst

Who we are:

Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker specialising in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies. We don’t just meet industry standards we aim to set them!

We are looking for a Junior Market Risk Analyst to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk team who focus on analysing and improving our Trading risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative and technical background. As a Junior Market Risk Analyst, you will work closely with the Traders to support the development and improvement of our risk systems, methodologies and limits.

What you’ll do:

  • Assisting in the enhancement of risk processes by identifying and evaluating business critical exposures;
  • Overseeing the monitoring and control of the positions in the trading books on a real-time basis to make sure that business activities remain within the pre-defined risk appetite;
  • Managing end of day wrap to keep everyone informed and up to date with the latest information and activity;
  • Actively contributing to the continuous improvement of the risk framework;
  • Building, maintaining and improving risk reports and tools;
  • Data collection & reporting.

What you’ll need:

  • An Undergraduate or Master’s degree in a quantitative or STEM related subject;
  • Up to 3 years’ experience in a similar Risk Management related role;
  • A proactive and analytical mindset with an eye for detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an eagerness to continuously improve;
  • Strong coding skills and an understanding of Python, or similar programming language;
  • A keen interest in the financial markets;
  • Authorisation to work in the UK.

What’s in it for you?

Optiver’s London office is the location of our foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for our commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays;
  • Daily Breakfast and lunch;
  • Home to office commute covered;
  • 50% paid gym subscription;  
  • Private Medical Insurance;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Training and continuous learning opportunities;
  • Access to conferences and Tech events;
  • International transfer opportunities.

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