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Optiver

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2020/21 Graduate Software Developer

Sydney
Want to work on technology at the core of our success?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
10

Application dates

Applications Open
10 Feb 2020
Applications Close
11 May 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Degrees Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
  • Work on the low latency, globally distributed trading systems at the core of our success – no prior finance knowledge required!
  • $170K first year package, plus an abundance of perks and benefits
  • Relocation assistance provided if based outside of Sydney, including flights and accommodation
  • Start dates available for mid-2020 and Feb 2021

What you'll work on

To win in the markets, we need robust, clean and performant software. Great engineering comes through in its simplicity. Our global distributed trading systems are continually competing and we care about solving complex problems with simple solutions. Engineers at Optiver take ownership for the full stack in tackling the problem (not by being told the requirements). You'll also:

  • • Take ownership of a project that will have tangible business value
  • • Build high-performance software, including sophisticated trading algorithms, low-latency connectivity software, modern user interfaces and everything in between
  • • Utilise large volumes of data to analyse and optimise our systems for performance and effectiveness, directly improving our trading success
  • • Partner with our Trading, Risk and Research teams in a fast feedback, quick-release environment

What you'll learn

We're proud of our rigorous, high-quality tech bootcamp. Don't know anything about finance? No problem. Unfamiliar with C++? We've got you. Our dedicated Head of IT Education built a program to equip you with the knowledge and skills to set you up for success.

Rotating across two development teams will help us find the right spot for you. You'll build relationships across the business by working with our Trading, Risk and Research teams, and more personally at the likes of Friday night drinks and board game nights.

Who you are

At heart, you're a problem solver. You don't stop until you've figured out a solution and then found a way to improve it even further. You're also:

  • Keen to create high-performance, low-latency designs that critically impact trading success
  • Curious to learn and comfortable discussing/exploring complex technical ideas
  • Deeply passionate about technology, particularly software development, and have your own out-of-classroom projects or extra-curricular activities to prove it
  • Keen to work alongside the best Developers and Traders in the industry, with the humility to continually challenge yourself to improve and grow
  • Knowledgeable about object orientated design and development concepts (experience with C++, C# or Java is required for our technical assessment)

Eligibility

  • A final final-year/Honours/Masters/PhD student or a recent graduate (up to 4 years)
  • Studying a Computer Science, Computer/Software/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering or similarly technical degree
  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or able to secure full working rights after graduating

Who we are

Optiver. It's a combination of the Dutch words for 'trading' and 'options'. And that's what we do. We're a leader in Options trading (and other financial products) on the world's financial markets.

At Optiver, we do things a bit differently to most businesses. We operate without clients, taking risks and reaping the rewards ourselves. We maintain an informal culture to make sure it's fun. We skip the mindless meetings and get on with it. And we celebrate high performance, individual excellence and doing better every day. We take serious things very seriously - like chasing wins and embracing the challenges of the market. We collaborate to solve open-ended problems in the most competitive market there is. We're about fast feedback and speedy solutions. Since we take the risk, we reap the rewards. And that's just how we like it. We collaborate to innovate. We share knowledge, ideas and the glory when everything goes right.

More than 1000 Optiverians around the world work to improve the market. Optiver's a quiet powerhouse of creative problem solving and collaboration. We like challenges. We love success. And we're proud of our culture, designed to give you plenty of opportunity and support to do amazing things.

What we offer

Optiver believes in getting better every day. Our internal learning and development programs are designed to help you get to the next level. With in-house experts, a structured learning program and plenty of opportunities to learn as you work, you're always developing new skills. Which helps when you're solving the most interesting problems in the world.

Optiver is a truly high performing environment. We make life easy for you by taking care of the little things. Like lunch, which our in-house chefs prepare every day. And coffee, free from our barista. And fitness, with your free gym membership and access to group training sessions. There are massages every week, meditation training and lots of wellness perks. There are also plenty of ways to unwind, from our famous games room and social clubs to our many internal sports teams. And with a culture that celebrates wins, you can bet that from our monthly social events, annual trip, Christmas party and more, you'll find time to meet your fellow Optiverians and enjoy a party or two.

Does this sound like the future you're looking for? Take up the challenge and apply today!

We recruit on a rolling basis so the sooner you apply, the sooner you could secure your Graduate role!

Optiver embraces diversity and encourages applications from people with disability. Candidates will have the opportunity to request support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process in order to demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the job.

 

At Optiver, we're aware of how much disruption has resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak. And we're committed to being as fluid as possible, so we can accommodate these disruptions and give everyone a fair chance to join us. We know things have been hectic. So we're leaving our graduate and internship applications open a little longer.

That doesn't mean you should be complacent, though! We're reviewing applications on a rolling basis. So the faster you get yours in, the faster we'll be able to put you through the process and see if there's a home for you here! We're still taking applications across all roles, so don't miss your chance to join us as an intern or graduate.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact us at careers@optiver.com.au.

Graduate Success Stories


Optiver Steph Yap Abidin
  • Graduate stories
As a risk manager, we evaluate possible scenarios and the risks, develop frameworks and put systems in place to minimise their impact.

Steph Yap Abidin

  • Graduate stories
As a risk manager, we evaluate possible scenarios and the risks, develop frameworks and put systems in place to minimise their impact.

Steph Yap Abidin

Optiver Sam Jiang
  • Graduate stories
We have a wide variety of researchers – where I work on the systems, others work on modelling and developing our trading strategies.

Sam Jiang

  • Graduate stories
We have a wide variety of researchers – where I work on the systems, others work on modelling and developing our trading strategies.

Sam Jiang

Optiver Steph Yap Abidin
  • Graduate stories
As a risk manager, we evaluate possible scenarios and the risks, develop frameworks and put systems in place to minimise their impact.

Steph Yap Abidin

  • Graduate stories
As a risk manager, we evaluate possible scenarios and the risks, develop frameworks and put systems in place to minimise their impact.

Steph Yap Abidin

Optiver Sam Jiang
  • Graduate stories
We have a wide variety of researchers – where I work on the systems, others work on modelling and developing our trading strategies.

Sam Jiang

  • Graduate stories
We have a wide variety of researchers – where I work on the systems, others work on modelling and developing our trading strategies.

Sam Jiang