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Optiver

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Software Developer Internship (Nov 2024)

39 Hunter Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Ready to accelerate your career in a collaborative and dynamic environment?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
Number of Vacancies
20
Salary
AUD 200,000 / Year

Package Pro-Rata inclusive of superannuation, flights and accommodation provided

Start Date
29 Nov 2024 - 21 Feb 2025

Application dates

Applications Open
5 Feb 2024
Applications Close
24 May 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & 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)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
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
S
Physics & Astronomy

Hiring criteria

Entry Pathway

See details

Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Student Visa

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Citizen
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Want to challenge your technical skills and make a tangible impact on the financial markets?

Led by our in-house education team that consists of ex-traders and engineers, Optiver's 12-week software developer internship program will equip you with practical skills, invaluable knowledge and technical tools that'll set you up for success. 

With guidance from your mentor and team, you'll lead entrepreneurial projects to solve complex challenges that deliver immediate impact. In just a few weeks, you’ll develop latency-critical applications that contribute towards our trading success. Plus, if you’ve excelled over the summer, you could receive an offer to return as a Graduate Software Developer.

Your summer of exponential growth starts today. Apply now.

What you’ll do

No previous experience in trading or financial markets? You bring the passion and we'll have the training to support you along the way.

As our Software Developer Intern, you'll take ownership of critical projects right from the start. Whether it's developing ultra-low latency exchange protocol encoders and decoders, or fine-tuning our automated trading strategies and pricing models, your goal is to find the simplest and cleanest solution to the problem at hand.

You’ll experience the excitement of a fast-paced development cycle – owning a tight feedback loop, testing and shipping your code to production. You could be working on a change to a trading system in the morning and see it running live in the afternoon. Our collaborative culture means you’ll work closely with traders and other engineers to identify and solve problems that make a tangible impact on the business.

By the end of the internship, you’ll have learnt the ins-and-outs of our trading systems and the engineering concepts that make them successful. 

Aside from technical skills, our dedicated Head of IT Education will also work with you on your development, including:  

  • Workshops on a variety of tech-based topics, along with soft skills to support your holistic growth as a developer.
  • A dedicated mentor who will guide you through our development process and how our trading systems work
  • Trader training to get you up to speed on our business. This helps you understand the fundamentals of trading, enabling you to make an impact from the early stages of your Optiver career.

 What you’ll get

  • The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and an in-house barista
  • Regular social events
  • Accommodation for the entirety of the internship, and flights where necessary

Who you are

  • A penultimate or pre-penultimate university student
  • Studying a Computer Science, Software/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering or similarly technical degree
  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or able to provide evidence of full working rights

You’re a problem solver at heart, who's insatiably curious and driven to succeed. You’re:

  • Keen to create high-performing, low latency designs that critically impact trading success
  • Curious to learn and comfortable discussing/exploring complex technical ideas
  • You have a range of out-of-classroom projects or extra-curricular activities that demonstrates your passion in technology, particularly software development
  • Excited to work alongside the best developers and traders in the industry, with the humility to continually upskill and improve yourself
  • Knowledgeable about object oriented design and development concepts (experience with C++, C#, Java or Rust is required for our technical assessment)

Who we are

Optiver is a global market maker founded in Amsterdam, with offices in London, Chicago, Austin, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Mumbai. Established in 1986, today we are a leading liquidity provider, with close to 2,000 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.

Optiver’s Sydney office is one of the primary players within Asian markets, trading a range of products. Established in 1996, we're an active participant on the Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan exchanges, and act as Optiver’s APAC head office. 

Apply now

Ready to take your career to the next level? Apply today.

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact us.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry Pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
E
Engineering & Mathematics
I
IT & Computer Science
S
Sciences

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

Australian Student Visa


New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand Citizen


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Optiver stood out to me as a unique opportunity in high-frequency trading (HFT) with a hands-on, collaborative environment. My background in computer science provided a strong foundation, but Optiver's culture encourages continuous learning and growth.

Nicole Stallinger

  • Graduate stories
Optiver stood out to me as a unique opportunity in high-frequency trading (HFT) with a hands-on, collaborative environment. My background in computer science provided a strong foundation, but Optiver's culture encourages continuous learning and growth.

Nicole Stallinger

  • Graduate stories
Working on a wide range of interesting problems with smart people, in an informal and approachable environment.

Tim Cashman

  • Graduate stories
Working on a wide range of interesting problems with smart people, in an informal and approachable environment.

Tim Cashman

  • Graduate stories
Optiver stood out to me as a unique opportunity in high-frequency trading (HFT) with a hands-on, collaborative environment. My background in computer science provided a strong foundation, but Optiver's culture encourages continuous learning and growth.

Nicole Stallinger

  • Graduate stories
Optiver stood out to me as a unique opportunity in high-frequency trading (HFT) with a hands-on, collaborative environment. My background in computer science provided a strong foundation, but Optiver's culture encourages continuous learning and growth.

Nicole Stallinger

  • Graduate stories
Working on a wide range of interesting problems with smart people, in an informal and approachable environment.

Tim Cashman

  • Graduate stories
Working on a wide range of interesting problems with smart people, in an informal and approachable environment.

Tim Cashman