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Quantitative Trader Intern - 2024

Quantitative Trader Intern - 2024
Chicago, US
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Job Description

Are you ready to jumpstart your career as a quantitative problem solver?

As a Quantitative Trader 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 will gain full insight into what it takes to be a Trader at a leading global trading firm. Armed with your internship experience, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you return full time. 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 for ten weeks immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making. As a Quantitative Trader Intern, you’ll spend the summer learning trading fundamentals, trading on simulated markets and completing projects in quantitative research, data science and financial modeling. Plus, you’ll be paired with an experienced trader to gain exposure to different trading desks and experience the financial markets firsthand.

Our internship is an expedited training program that will put you on the fast track to your career as a trader. Experience the thrill of tight feedback loops, working hand-in-hand with our full-time teams as you solve the financial markets’ biggest challenges. If you’re looking for a taste of 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 2026
  • Holds superior quantitative and logical reasoning skills
  • Interested in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Experienced in programming or scripting a plus

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.

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