Market Risk Manager


Optiver is looking for a Market Risk Manager to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk team who is focused on analysing and improving our Trading risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative and technical background. As Market Risk Manager, you will work closely with traders to develop and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits. You will be joining a team that is rapidly expanding and helping us identify and implement a long-term vision. 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 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. As one of the world’s major financial centres, London was selected as the home of Optiver’s FX trading business, our UK-focused Institutional Trading Team and rapidly growing commodities trading arm. Optiver UK is located in a city that bridges European, Asian and American time zones, connecting our regional offices and embracing a truly global mindset. With more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages, London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is home to some of the best museums, a thriving international restaurant scene and bustling high streets that attract people from all over the globe. What You'll Do: Perform stress tests and analyse the risk of various trading positions Clearly communicate risk data and positions to key internal stakeholders Monitor regulatory capital limits Proactively keep track of relevant news that might impact our trading positions and strategies Report risk violations to the Head of Risk and the Trading department Proactively identify, capture and evaluate risk incidents Analyse orders/quoting behaviour of our electronic execution strategies Interact on a daily basis with traders on in-depth risk related topics Conduct data analysis to improve and enhance our risk framework Collaborate with software engineers to develop and/or maintain risk tools Write policy, procedure and general risk documents, as necessary Who You Are: Prior experience in Market Risk Analyst role Strong understanding of options pricing theory The ability to understand trading strategies and make informed decisions in fast-paced trading environment A quantitative STEM degree Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to dive into details Strong knowledge of programming or scripting (Python or similar) required A curious and investigative nature with an ability to analyse large datasets using Jupyter, SQL or similar Excellent verbal and written communication skills Exposure towards regulatory and operational risk beneficial What You’ll Get: At Optiver UK, you will be part of a well-established and high-performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. As our London operations grow, the opportunity to make a global impact and take your career to a new level expands with it. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include: Competitive remuneration 27 paid vacation days (plus UK public holidays) Daily onsite breakfast and lunch Paid commuting expenses (home to office) 50% paid gym subscription Private medical insurance Pension scheme Training, conference attendance and continuous learning opportunities International transfer opportunities How To Apply: Apply directly via the form below and please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Should there be a potential match, a member of our team will reach out sooner rather than later. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to When applying for a role with Optiver UK Limited, the recruitment process is run via our Optiver global recruitment team. The personal data you will submit as part of the recruitment process may be processed in the UK, US and the Netherlands. By continuing with your application you hereby consent to your personal data being processed in these locations. More information on how Optiver processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy. 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.


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