Our Graduate Technology Program
Our custom-built technology is the core of our success. Our trading systems run on clean, well-tested code. Using C++, C# and Python, we've developed advanced technology, software and connections to the market. It's what we need to execute the hundreds of thousands of trades we do daily.
Every nanosecond counts. We run tens of thousands of trading components that respond to changes within microseconds and execute orders in nanoseconds. We obsess about every line of code, driven to find the core of any problem. We're about fast feedback, from both our internal clients and the market. We see the impact of our code by iterating at speed.
If you're passionate about solving problems with code, then our Software Development, Production Engineering or FPGA Development teams need you. You might find your passion lies in optimising systems and troubleshooting problems on the fly. You’re passionate about the intricacies of technology and possibilities of clever engineering.
Your first 12 months at Optiver
We'll teach you everything you need to know about technology at Optiver. Our Head of Technology Education will oversee your development and mentor you. You'll have access to workshops on a variety of technology-based topics, along with soft skills to support your holistic growth as a technology specialist.
A dedicated senior mentor will show you how we develop and operate our trading systems, and you'll have training to explain how trading works, allowing you to make a real impact.
What do we look for?
You need to be passionate about solving problems. Challenge is our daily bread. We need high achievers who know how to learn fast and think faster. We've recruited people who have studied Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mechatronic or Electronic Engineering. If you're highly numerate, passionate and competent, then let's talk.
Technology application process
Our Graduate Technology applications in the Software Development, Production Engineering and FPGA Development teams close Apr 10. That doesn't mean you should wait until then to get your name in the ring. We have start dates both at the beginning and middle of each year.