Compliance Officer


COMPLIANCE OFFICER Are you looking for a position where you can make a real difference and see your impact both on the short and long term? Do you want to contribute both in your team and to the business, both locally and globally? This means working together with a wide range of stakeholders and team members. A lot of freedom to take action which you think are important. Do you think that laws and regulations should be business enablers and stimulators? Do you know the sweet spot between being open and curious and setting boundaries. Do you feel energized when challenged to enter unchartered territories? And do you like to work with smart and fun people? Then you could be just the one we’re looking for! WHO WE ARE: Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ 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. Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange. WHAT YOU’LL DO: Develop and gain a deep understanding of our trading operations from front to end and become the subject matter expert for and on behalf of Compliance Department; Acting as sparring partner for the CCO, the MT, Trading and Tech as well as other internal stakeholders to make Optiver even better; Through your interest in our business and familiarity with technology, be able to design and lead implementation of solutions that are intelligent, efficient and compliant in a sensible manner with integrity; Analysing and assessing the strategic risks and opportunities arising from business development initiatives, the relevant developments in the market as well as regulatory framework in an accurate but pragmatic manner to enable business to grow in a controlled environment; Advising on strategic projects and as well as contribute to the implementation process; Contribute or lead inquiries from regulators and exchanges to ensure the company’s interests; Build bridges with other functions for solid communication lines to improve collaboration and bring Optiver to the next level; Assist in the preparation of other regulatory filings, including responses to inquiries; Maintain accurate compliance records that allow the team to quickly address potential areas of concern. WHO YOU ARE: Bachelor’s degree in related field; Minimum of five years’ experience in a Compliance function; Understanding of electronic trading, with a focus in options and futures, preferred; Ability to manage and prioritize multiple on-going projects in fast paced, high performing trading environment; Excellent eye for detail; Demonstrate a high level of integrity; Proactive approach to field internal questions and future regulations; Ability to operate effectively in a team environment; Knowledge of compliance regulation with respect to the SEC, FINRA, CME, and CFTC, preferred; Willingness to cross train in all areas of compliance and establish strong working relationships with exchanges, regulators and vendors; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong time management skills with an emphasis on follow-through; Experience with Schwab Compliance Technologies, Global Relay and FINRA Web CRD preferred. WHAT YOU’LL GET: The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries. Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in. Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary. HOW TO APPLY & LOCAL PRIVACY STATEMENT Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe? Apply directly via the form below for the position of Compliance Officer. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Jolijn Kruyne via Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Compliance Officer, you may be required to take an online assessment. Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. DIVERSITY STATEMENT: 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.


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