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Senior Equity Single Stock Options Trader

At Optiver, we seek to continuously improve our approach to pricing, execution and risk management. We believe that the rigour with which we approach these problems is a source of competitive edge. We have an appetite to diversify and improve and are always looking for great new talent to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our trading team.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Equity single stock options Trader to join the team and improve us further. You will trade primarily the Hong Kong market as part of a collaborative team with access to best in class systems and tools.

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 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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • The role will primarily involve trading Hong Kong Equity Options with an expected holistic understanding across the trading problem (some combination of: positional, technical, fundamental, volatility forecasting, edge modelling, ability to automate).

  • The role will have a leadership remit, with the expectation to take the team to a new level in those focused areas.

  • Extensive collaboration with research/quants, developers, corporate strategy and wider functions to deliver improvement across the trading problem.

  • Strategically contribute to future direction of the team and challenge the status quo.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Significant trading (or equivalent) experience

  • Extensive single stock options experience

  • Evidence of leading a team or initiative

  • Demonstrable holistic understanding across the trading problem (some combination of: positional, technical, fundamental, volatility forecasting, edge modelling, ability to automate)

  • Ability to work within a team and able to structure focused improvement in at least one of the above areas.

  • Capacity for wider thinking and to challenge the future direction of the team.

  • Orthogonal skillsets are preferred. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

We will enable and support you to succeed at Optiver. Our environment fosters critical thinking and experimentation. We believe in giving our people what they need to succeed, including learning and development opportunities and plenty of feedback.

We built the culture at Optiver on the combination of unique challenges and incredible people. We expect the best – and we give it in return. We've built an enviable workplace that focuses on giving smart people the tools they need to create amazing success. With a range of perks and benefits designed to make your life easier, working at Optiver gives you the freedom, the help and the encouragement to do your best work.