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L&D Specialist

Are you an L&D specialist with a passion for the development of individuals, teams and leaders? And are you experienced with rolling out programs and trainings from the get-go? Then you could be just who we’re looking for to join our L&D team!


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.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs and foreign exchange.


You will become a member of the L&D team of Optiver Europe, part of the bigger HR team together taking full ownership of the entire employee life cycle from Recruitment to Retention. You will work in close collaboration with your other HR colleagues and stakeholders throughout  the business to enable constant improvement of our L&D offerings to meet the need of the business. 

More concrete:

  • You will focus on instructional design, building on learning and development initiatives and consulting with experts to support employee development
  • You will partner with the HR Business Partners to strategically support continuous talent growth and achievement of business goals
  • You will liaise with managers and employees on the topic of individual and team development
  • You will facilitate trainings with external partners, ensuring participation goals are met and prioritizing continuous improvement based on participant feedback
  • You will collect data and analyze the impact of long-term and specific initiatives
  • You will coordinate regular internal learning communication


Optiver needs our next Internal L&D Specialist to be someone with:

  • About 4 – 8 years of experience in a similar function
  • A solid understanding of the L&D landscape and building development programs
  • Experience with working in an international environment and with different cultures
  • A drive to dive into and understand your target group
  • A hands-on approach
  • A detail-oriented personality with a structured way of working
  • A team mentality and a good sense of humor
  • Permanent location in the Netherlands


  • The chance to start your career 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.

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.


Are you interested in furthering your career in one of the most dynamic and exciting trading companies in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of L&D Specialist. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Claire van Raay via [email protected]. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. 


As an intentionally flat organization, 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.

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