Develop Simple Code with Big Impact.


Welcome to a place where complex problems are met with simple software solutions. Where a passion for excellence and flawless execution is inherent in everything we do. And where the satisfaction of success is experienced every day. We are Optiver. Where trading meets technology.

About Us


Hundreds of thousands of trades per day. That’s what we do. Fast and efficient technology is at our very core. Optiver is an electronic market maker trading on financial markets around the world. Since our founding in 1986, we have been profitable every year. Our employees drive our success.

Who is Optiver? We are 950 highly educated professionals of diverse backgrounds, working across our global offices. Each and every one of us focuses on finding ways to continuously improve the way we work—challenging ourselves and each other to achieve excellence.

If you strive to do things better, faster, smarter…well, it’s likely you’ll love it here, too.

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What You'll Do

Do you code to live or live to code?

Clean code is our life blood at Optiver, and we live it every day. Our success depends on our strong partnership between Trading and IT. Our developers take great pride in executing clean and uncomplicated code to deliver reliable systems.

Your mission as a developer will be to create software that lowers latency, minimizes complexity, and ships bug-free without failure. To do this, you’ll develop a solid understanding of options trading, make critical connections between software and our trading environment, and work collaboratively with traders to deliver best-in-class trading systems and tools.

Success at Optiver is more than what you do. It’s how you do it. Ours is a team dynamic. Only collective wins count. As one of our talented developers, you will be diligent, pragmatic, open-minded and humble—thriving with us as part of a collaborative team.

What you’ll need:
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred
  • 2+ years of professional development experience
  • A passion for clean code and simple, flexible, well-architected systems
  • Working experience with C++, C#, Java, or C preferred
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Where You'll Do It


Our lakefront setting is fast paced, our work is exhilarating. So our culture matches our high standards. What does this mean? We approach success globally and offer competitive compensation through our shared global profit pool. Collaboration rules. There is a strong confidence in Optiver leadership that truly inspires. Our flat organization is based on partnership, ownership and trust. Ideas and opinions are encouraged and expected. They matter.

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We win as one but cater to all. Because your experience should be as flawless as your code. This is why you’ll enjoy: 25 days of paid vacation (which you’ll actually use), paid commuting expenses, training opportunities, 401(k) with a generous company match, fully paid health insurance premiums for employees, free (and delicious!) catered breakfast and lunch daily, and pantries filled with healthy (and sometimes indulgent) snacks to refuel throughout the day.

Want more? Okay, how about weekly in-house chair massages, casual dress code, game room filled with, well, games, beverages, and a fabulous view. Oh, and once you apply, be sure to ask about our annual Optiver weekend!

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