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Operations Analyst

Our Back Office Engineering and Operations team is seeking an Operations Analyst. This team is responsible for infrastructure that records and reconciles our trades and positions in addition to various controls and monitoring of our live trading environment. Within the Operations Analyst role, you will ensure these systems are functioning correctly and allow trading to operate with confidence.

Who We Are:

Optiver is a tech-driven 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 stabilising 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.

As one of the world’s major financial centres, London was selected as the home of Optiver’s FX trading business, our UK-focused Institutional Trading Team and rapidly growing commodities trading arm of the business. Established in 2019, Optiver’s London office is quickly growing as a key player in the FX market. With its position in England’s capital city bridging European, Asian and American time zones, Optiver London embraces a truly global mindset. And it’s no wonder why. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, comprising more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages. With some of the best museums, a thriving international restaurant scene and bustling high streets, there’s no better place to become a citizen of the world. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare all daily, intraday, and monthly reconciliations and address any exceptions;
  • Use scripts and queries to research and analyze reconciliation issues on daily and monthly intervals;
  • Identify, resolve and analyse differences in PnL;
  • Develop fluency with existing systems, infrastructure, and procedures and proactively improve them;
  • Identify opportunities to intelligently automate while maintaining firm human control;
  • Gather and analyse metrics to improve and report on the performance and efficiency of back office systems;
  • Work in tandem with back office engineering to ensure the health and stability of the back office processes and systems;
  • Continually drive systems toward cleanliness, simplicity, and reliability;
  • Create documentation to ensure processes and tasks are consistent and repeatable as well as increase knowledge sharing across the back office team.

At Optiver we pride ourselves on being real Engineers, not just coders. Our Engineers work closely with Traders to identify the business problems we face and determine how they should be solved. We apply a disciplined and scientific approach. We engineer simple, well-architected solutions that meet the dynamic needs of our Traders. Our passion is to solve problems which really matter to the business, and we take pride in the quality of our solutions.

Who You Are:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Have the ability to proactively identify both technical and operational deficiencies;
  • Can automate and improve processes by learning and applying technical tools such as Excel, VBA, Scripting, or SQL;
  • Have a strong attention to detail;
  • Experience with balancing, trade reconciliation or experience in a trade settlement role is a plus, but not required.

What You’ll Get:

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. As our London operations grows there is a real opportunity to make a huge impact and take us and your career to a new level. 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

How To Apply:

Are you interested in furthering your career in our rapidly-expanding office in the heart of London?

Apply directly via the form below and please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

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Diversity Statement:

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.