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Trading Execution Assistant

Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We love challenges, welcome collaboration, and strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. We combine facts and figures with the intellect and curiosity of our talented employees. We have a high performing, yet informal working environment. Our flat structure is free of rigid hierarchies, enabling everyone to bring their best to work every day.

The team:

The Wholesale and Institutional Trading teams deal with Optiver’s direct counterparty business. We trade via the Interdealer Broker Market and directly tailor prices for counterparties in options, futures and ETFs. These highly-collaborative teams are responsible for much of the buzz on our trading floor, and the camaraderie shared by our members creates an awesome working environment. We value quality, open communication and the relationships that we build externally and internally.

The role:

Your main responsibility is to ensure the smooth execution, crossing, confirmation and reconciliation of trades. You will liaise with our traders and other internal stakeholders, including middle office analysts, ensuring that communication is open and information is shared. You will build relationships with a number of external parties, including brokers, direct counterparties and clearers, to cross and clear a high volume of trades and to ensure a streamlined trade process. You will also be responsible for investigating and resolving any general position and pricing issues that present themselves throughout the trading day. You will have scope to explore your own ideas and complete projects and analysis using Python or VBA.

What you bring:

  • Ability to work with sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Interest in financial markets
  • A relevant degree – e.g. Finance, Commerce/Business, Actuarial etc
  • Working experience with Excel. Knowledge of Python, VBA and SQL will be highly regarded
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and relationship building skills
  • A willingness to develop yourself and a focus on continued learning
  • Well suited to a recent graduate with 1-2 years of work experience in a finance related field

What we offer you:

When you join Optiver, we commit to helping you to develop and excel. You will receive training that educates you around our trading process and systems. We also commit to providing an environment that fosters collaboration, high performance and enjoyment of work. On top of this we provide highly competitive remuneration packages that reward performance through both fixed and variable components.

To hear more about this role, our awesome culture and our range of perks, apply now!

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