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Trading Operations Analyst Intern (Summer 2024 Start)

Do you have what it takes to thrive at a leading global trading firm?

As a Trading Operations Analyst Intern, you’ll work in the heart of Optiver Chicago’s dynamic trading floor solving real-world, on-the-desk challenges. Over the course of ten weeks, you’ll gain full insight into what it’s like to be a successful Trading Operations Analyst at Optiver, arming you to hit the ground running as a future full-time employee. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to dive into the world of trading and make a meaningful impact.

Who we are:

At Optiver, our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe.

Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the derivatives trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

What you’ll do:

Get ready to be immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making. As a Trading Operations Analyst Intern, you’ll spend the summer learning trading fundamentals and completing projects focused on enhancing and optimizing Optiver’s world-class market making infrastructure. You’ll develop a broad set of skills across technology, data analysis and automated trading systems and be on the front line of Optiver’s innovation pipeline, working cross functionally with developers, quantitative researchers and quantitatitive traders. Plus, you’ll be paired with an experienced Trading Operations Analyst who will serve as a mentor and guide your performance. 

Our internship is an expedited training program that will put you on the fast-track to your career as a Trading Operations Analyst. Experience the thrill of tight feedback loops, working hand-in-hand with our full-time Trading Operations team as you solve challenges within the financial markets. If you’re looking for a career that’s forever evolving, apply today to kick-start your future.

Who you are:

  • Working toward a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD in a STEM field
  • Sophomore or higher standing with a graduation date of December 2024 to June 2025
  • Proficiency with a programming language, preferably Python
  • Possess superior analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Able to work in an accurate and structured way
  • Driven to contstantly improve and optimize
  • Able to work under pressure and muti-task

What you’ll get:

  • Highly-competitive internship compensation package
  • Optiver-covered flights, living accommodations and commuting stipends (where applicable)
  • Various office perks, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Social events, clubs and much more!

*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to this position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2024.