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Options Strategy Researcher

At Optiver, trading is our business and we believe that to be competitive we need to adapt, innovate and continuously improve. Our strategy research team combines data and systematic approach to identify opportunities in the market, iterating on ideas to maximise the performance of our strategies. 

This is where you come in.

What you'll do

You will:

  • Work closely with traders, researchers and developers to develop new trading strategies.

  • Leverage your data analysis skills to improve existing strategies and identify opportunities for new ones.

  • Work on a broad range of projects from in-depth event analysis to developing new ultra-low latency trading strategies

What you bring

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify opportunities/improvements from analysis of large datasets.

  • Scientific and critical thinking skills and an eye for detail.

  • Outstanding communication skills. You’re able to coordinate with multiple stakeholder groups, challenging thinking and obtaining buy-in.

  • The ability to present complex ideas with data to expedite decision making.

  • A focus on pragmatic outcomes, and the ability to prioritise effectively.

  • Experience with Python (Pandas, Numpy, SciPy) or other data science toolkits (R, Matlab).

  • An interest in algorithmic trading systems and high frequency trading.

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.