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Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist
Shanghai, People's Republic of China
160,000 - 267,000
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Job Description


Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising 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.

Since its establishment in 2012, our Shanghai office is a rapidly growing participant in the Chinese markets, trading exchange-listed futures, options and equities in China mainland. Our vision is to become the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. With the culture of a start-up but the backing of a 35 year-old trading firm, the Optiver Shanghai office is truly unique. Embodying the intersection of East-meets-West values, Optiver Shanghai is a true international experience. Everyone who joins us will help shape the future of our company and its global impact. Get ready: we are only just beginning.


We have an agile and high-performing technical environment that encourages people to adopt new approaches and learn new technologies. We are now looking for a Senior Data Scientist who loves to solve both data scientific and technical problems. Your responsibilities included:

  • You'll direct engineering efforts and build Python-based data analysis and visualization tools to monitor and optimise our low-latency trading strategies.
  • You’ll work closely with our trading team to improve our trading results using insights driven by data.
  • You will develop hypotheses and test them experimentally.

What you will need

  • Excellent data analysis, scientific and critical thinking skills, as well as an eye for detail
  • A decent level of Python development ability, experience with scientific Python stack (e.g. Pandas, Numpy and SciPy) is highly desirable
  • A deep understanding of how computer systems work e.g. memory allocation, caches, system programming, networking would really help you add value
  • Outstanding communication skills. You’re able to coordinate with multiple stakeholder groups, challenging thinking and obtaining buy-in.
  • The ability to present complex ideas with data to expedite decision making
  • A focus on pragmatic outcomes, and the ability to prioritize effectively

What you can expect from us

In return for you joining our elite team, you will be offered a competitive salary package as well as access to a plethora of Optiver-perks. To hear more about what it is like to work here and our great culture, apply now and take the first step towards the best career move you will ever make!

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