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Trading Analyst - Part Time

…the perfect stepping stone to become a full-time trader, data analyst or quantitative researcher 

…full flexibility to schedule your own hours (16-20 hours/week) 

…chance to work with best-in-class professionals from over 40 countries

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About the Role

As a Trading Analyst you will work directly on the Optiver trading  floor, where over 100 individual traders  manage their own trading book –  making this one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in  Europe. You will analyze day-to-day trading performance, work on  projects to improve our strategies/pricing and make sure trading sheets  are well structured. All of this will take place in close collaboration  with our traders, data analysts and engineers who constantly invite you  to challenge the status quo and to propose areas of improvement. The  opportunities to develop yourself in this role are endless and a steep  learning curve is guaranteed. You can participate in our Trading for  non-traders’ program, sign-up for Python and SQL courses after work,  join the morning trading meetings and work on your personal  effectiveness by participating in one of many courses our education  department has on offer. All in all, the Trading Analyst role is a  fantastic stepping stone to becoming a full-time Trader, Data Analyst or  Quantitative Researcher at Optiver.

What you'll get:

★ The chance to work with best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries

★ The opportunity to get to know our systems and way of working which  will highly benefit you if you move into one of our full-time positions

★ A competitive part-time salary

★ Full flexibility to schedule your own hours (min of 16 hours, ideally 20 hours)

★ Access to training such as trading lectures and Python courses

★ Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as fully  paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities and discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports  and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house  chair massages.


We are looking for ambitious students that are based in the  Netherlands, studying towards an academic degree in STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). If you want to kick-start  your career with a part-time job in a dynamic and international  environment, with a competitive salary and flexible work hours, this  could be the opportunity for you.

★ Be in your 3rd year of your Bachelors or 1st/2nd year of your Masters, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics,  Physics, Econometrics, Quantitative Finance or equivalent;

★ Have experience with Matlab or Python (we are happy to train you further in SQL and Python);

★ Excellent numerical and analytical skills;

★ Strong affinity for financial markets;

★ Great attention to detail;

★ Excellent communication and teamwork skills;

★ Study in the Netherlands and be eligible to work more than 16 hours a week.

About the Company

Thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the  floor of the Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today we are at the forefront  of trading and technology, employing over 1000 Optiverians from over 40  nationalities in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Shanghai. We stick to  what we’re good at: making markets in a wide range of financial products  on more than 50 exchanges around the world.

With a focus on a broad range of options and delta1 products, our  traders work in collaboration with the technology, research and control  departments to create solutions that continuously improve trading  strategies.

Optiver brings together a multidisciplinary group of talented people  from all over the world who together strive to be better tomorrow, than  they are today. Our culture supports and empowers Optiverians to develop  and be at their best both personally and professionally. The dynamic,  collaborative environment and the nature of work we are involved in  means that your problem solving, creativity and analytical skills can be  well leveraged in the pursuit of excellence.

Application Deadline:

On a rolling basis
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