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Software Engineer Intern - Summer 2021 (Amsterdam)

Internship Amsterdam, NL
Posted 10 Feb 2021

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

IT

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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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? Then apply for the Summer Internship at Optiver in Amsterdam!

Technology at OptiverSince trading on the floor changed to screen-based trading, we constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best Engineers to develop, optimise and support our systems and tools. The atmosphere we are working in is fast, but exciting. This makes Tech at Optiver a great challenge whereby expertise, innovation and fun go hand in hand every day.

What you’ll do

During this internship you will be responsible for your own project from day one, guided along the way by a senior developer assigned as your mentor. You will interact closely with our traders and researchers, directly impacting the end-results of the company. During the program you will also join several lectures to learn about trading and our other departments to get a full understanding of our business.

Examples of potential projects that you could be working on:

  • The performance of our systems – profiling and optimizing our software and hardware
  • Developing tools in close collaboration with our traders to improve our trading strategies
  • Building a powerful tool to find errors in our systems by turning huge amounts of data into useful information

In all cases you can expect that all projects will be a valuable contribution to our business, focusing on actual issues that we face and like to see solved.

What you need to be successful

You are eager to learn and a logical thinker. You are able to explain your thoughts clearly through written and verbal communication and ask the right questions. You look for opportunities to get out of your comfort zone and like frequent change, always staying on top of things and keep improving.

Moreover:

  • You are a penultimate year student in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent (finishing studies in 2022) in the European region;
  • You are proficient in either C++, C# or Java
  • Have the ability and desire to write simple and clean code;
  • Have an entrepreneurial attitude 
  • Have an interest in the financial industry (previous knowledge is not required);
  • You are based in the European region.

What you can expect from us

An energetic and collaborative work culture with ambitious, down-to-earth colleagues. We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment

To be concrete:

  • A 2-month internship taking place in July and August 2021
  • Mentoring and feedback from senior engineers on how to write clean, lean and pragmatic code, and solve complex problems with simple solutions
  • Competitive salary
  • (Paid) furnished housing arrangement provided by Optiver in the city centre of Amsterdam
  • Awesome social events and outings
  • Free breakfast and lunch provided at Optiver, weekly massages & a bicycle to explore Amsterdam
  • Most importantly, the possibility to receive a full-time offer upon completion of internship
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Optiver
Value the difference
We are Optiver, an international trading company, headquartered in Amsterdam. With more than 1000 colleagues across four continents we constantly offer fair and highly competitive prices for the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, options, futures, ETF’s et cetera. It is called ‘market making’. We build markets and provide liquidity to international exchanges in Europe, the US...


Optiver

Value the difference

We are Optiver, an international trading company, headquartered in Amsterdam. With more than 1000 colleagues across four continents we constantly offer fair and highly competitive prices for the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, options, futures, ETF’s et cetera. It is called ‘market making’. We build markets and provide liquidity to international exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.

We make financial markets fair, open and reliable We do not only trade when we feel like it. Not only when our outlook is bright, but 24 hours a day. Whichever way the markets go, we are there, always at our own risk, using our own capital. ‘Value the difference’ sums it up perfectly. It explains in a nutshell what we do every day. It also invites you to explore how we do our job differently. We have valued that difference since 1986; the year we started on the Amsterdam based European Options Exchange with a single floor trader.

Today we are one of the most dynamic, innovative and successful companies in The Netherlands and beyond. So, you are probably who we need. Optiver is above all a state of mind. We want you if you want to be the best. When you believe in daily improvement and feel challenged when colleagues outsmart you, which they will. We are looking for you when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance, when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun. How you fit in is up to you.

We want to be the best trading firm in the world. Therefore we are always looking for the best traders in the world. But since trading on the floor changed to screen-based trading we also constantly need the most advanced technology, trading software and connections to the market. In short, we need the best IT-professionals there are to develop, optimise and support our tools. And to service our trading and IT-colleagues the best we can, we definitely need great ‘facilitators’ in our business operations.

We are continuously recruiting for the following positions: Algorithmic Trader Trader Wholesale Trader Trader Assistant (part-time and full-time) Junior Researcher IT Operations Talent Programme Junior C++ Developer Occasionally junior roles available in Risk, Finance and Compliance

Interested?

We are 450 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 others expectations. Please visit our website for more information about Optiver. And if you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, please use the application tool on our site. When we think the ‘magic’ is there, you will hear from us sooner than you expect.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us on +31 20 708 70 00 or send an e-mail to recruitment@optiver.com. In the meantime feel free to learn more about who we are and what we do by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Finance & banking
Amsterdam
1,000 employees

What employees are saying

Anton

Trader

Anton

When one can excel in a particular field and not just be good on average, that is what creates a difference in the quality of their work.

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Market Structure Analyst

Maria

Valuing the difference is at the core of Optiver’s business, doing so correctly or better than others is what makes Optiver one of the dominant players in the industry. The same goes for Optiver’s culture. The unique skill set and diverse educational background of the individuals contributes...