Do you want to experience working at a company that is at the cutting edge of technology, running a global network with thousands of high-performance low-latency applications, generating petabytes of data every day? Are you interested in boosting your future career options by working with highly-skilled, passionate and driven engineers who enjoy a high degree of freedom, responsibility and reward? Then apply for an Internship at Optiver!
What you’ll do
You will be part of the team that is responsible for the full stack of applications required to run the Trading business. You will be interacting closely with our traders and researchers to contribute to our production environment, directly impacting the end-results of the company. Depending on your assignment there are several areas to potentially focus on: the performance of our systems – profiling and optimizing our software and hardware; our pricing – delving into option pricing theory and improving our mathematical models and algorithms; our data analysis – turning huge amounts of data into useful information; or something else… or a combination of all of the above. Let’s discuss it. Our engineers will be there to support you on your path to becoming a seasoned technologist ready for any future challenge.
What you’ll need
To be a student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Systems;
Excellent academic track-record;
Proficiency in C++, C# or Python;
Desire to work in a competitive environment as part of a team;
Innate eagerness to constantly improve;
Availability in July and August;
Fluency in English.
What you’ll get
Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humor and fun.
To be concrete:
An 8 week internship during the summer of 2018 where you experience working in a team with processes and practices suited to a fast-paced, yet limited-risk-appetite environment;
Mentoring and feedback from senior engineers on how to write clean, lean and pragmatic code, and solve complex problems with simple solutions;
Furnished housing arrangement provided by Optiver in the city centre of Amsterdam;
Awesome social events and outings;
Free breakfast and lunch provided in Optiver kitchen, bi-weekly massage;
Most importantly, the possibility to receive a full-time offer upon completion of internship
Who are we?
We are 400 highly educated professionals from over 40 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn’t matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each other’s expectations.
Apply directly below by submitting your CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. The first step after applying for this job is an online (HackerRank) test assessing your problem solving and programming skills. No prior trading knowledge is needed. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jinre van der Veen on +31 (0) 20 708 7499 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.