Optiver Graduate Programs & Internships

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Discover Optiver, a leading global trading firm powered by technical innovation. For 35+ years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With our focus on cutting-edge engineering, data science and research, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we're trusted to always provide accurat…

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Application Process

We aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible to help you be at your best during the process. Here are the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process:

  1. Submit application

  2. Sit online assessments (SHL and HackerRank)

  3. Phone screen

  4. Technical and behavioural interviews

  5. Congrats, you’ll receive an offer!

Jobs and Opportunities

REMOTE
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Adelaide
and 15 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional ACT
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney
Computer Science
and 21 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Research and Development
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications

Optiver has exciting news for students with serious coding skills. Registrations are now open for Ready Trader Go, a coding competition that dives into the fascinating world of algorithmic trading.

Application Process

We aim to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible to help you be at your best during the process. Here are the steps you can expect as part of your application and interview process:

  1. Submit application

  2. Sit online assessments (SHL and HackerRank)

  3. Phone screen

  4. Technical and behavioural interviews

  5. Congrats, you’ll receive an offer!

Internship Program

Optiver is where the world’s best and brightest come to work on real-time problems, and see the impact of their ideas – instantly and globally. Our programs will support you to make an impact and develop life skills that will help you to excel in your future.

Internship program

It’s not just a summer gig. It’s a 10-12 week renowned program, that's designed to unlock the rest of your career. By the end of summer, our goal is to have identified future Optiverians to rejoin our world-class teams in the Graduate program. 
Open to penultimate and pre-penultimate students. 

Graduate Program

Optiver is where the world’s best and brightest come to work on real-time problems, and see the impact of their ideas – instantly and globally. Our programs will support you to make an impact and develop life skills that will help you to excel in your future.

Graduate Program

Your career will begin with comprehensive training on the fundamentals of trading: theory, markets, strategies and cutting-edge technology. Then, you’ll put your knowledge into practice and work on real-time projects that deliver tangible impact right from the start. 

Open for students who have graduated recently, or are graduating in 2022.

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We hire candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic studies and experience levels. Whether your background is in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Actuarial Studies, Finance or even Philosophy, your degree could lead you to Optiver.

Life & Culture

“At Optiver, no two days are the same – and that’s what makes it exciting. It’s a place where everyone feels empowered to develop their own expertise, while working together to achieve a common goal.” - Felicity

Values

We take ownership

Owners, entrepreneurs and initiative takers make the difference

We aim for excellence

Our belief in continuous improvement pushes us to be our best

We do our best work together

Collaboration drives our success

We are committed to doing the right thing

We improve the market

We challenge the status quo

We embrace critical thought, diverse thinking, self- reflection and open feedback

Videos

Optiver improves financial markets globally

Perks & Benefits

Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks

Gym membership

Weekly massages and mindfulness sessions

Sponsored local sporting events

Chill out on Level 7

Annual company trip

Inter-office transfer opportunities

Volunteer leave

Employee assistance program

And more!

Robert Newey

Performance Researcher at Optiver

What attracted you to apply to Optiver?

In high-frequency trading, the competitive market means the problems you solve can’t stay the same – they keep getting harder, and you have to keep challenging yourself. I find this incredibly motivating, and the team at Optiver is so open and collaborative – it’s the best environment to solve hard problems in!

What team do you work in and what are they responsible for?

I’m in the Performance Research team, which focus on execution, speed and success. Identifying profitable trades to make is on…

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Lena Nesterenko

Platform Engineer at Optiver

What first attracted you to Optiver?

Optiver has a great reputation within the CSE community at my university and has a big campus presence as well. So when I found out they were hiring graduates for an operations role, I applied straight away!

What does your role entail?

My team is responsible for building the tooling and systems that enable our trading environment to run smoothly. This involves handling scheduling & orchestration, service discovery, configuration management, CI/CD, and the developer experience. We also take some time each week to do an incident resp…

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Giving back to the community

We believe in giving back to the communities we come from and operate within. This drive for 'better every day takes a lot of different shapes, to give our people opportunities to support their preferred causes. Here are some examples:

We have volunteer days for all staff, allowing our people to dedicate their time to the things they care for.

We support Indigenous artists through the Artbank program.

Each day, leftover food is donated to OzHarvest, ensuring it goes to those in need.

We hold a Charity Vote every year, giving $20K donations to three charities voted for by our staff.

We support the Movember campaign, which means a lot of furry lips (and fitness folks) during November.

We promote blood donation drives, and fitness and wellness events.

We have regular in-house trading sessions to raise money for nominated charities and causes.

We donate books, toys and gifts to the Smith Family Christmas Appeal, and allow staff to give their Christmas gift to a charity of their choice.

We're continuously adopting new initiatives to improve our impact on the planet, including sustainable coffee cups, selecting vendors with impeccable environmental credentials, and reducing our single-use plastics.

We encourage staff to cycle to work, providing bike storage and free bike servicing services to reduce environmental impact and traffic on the roads.

Our offices are in a 6-star green-rated building, and we work with Ecosave to monitor and optimise our environmental impact.

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