Senior Equity Trader/Researcher


WHO WE ARE Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over 35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With more than 1,400 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management. 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. WHAT YOU’LL DO As a Senior Trader or Researcher on our Equity MFS (Medium Frequency Statistical arbitrage) team, you’ll jointly lead the effort to build Optiver Shanghai’s proprietary equity MFS strategy. In addition, you’ll: Be hands-on, and responsible for the end-to-end implementation of our current strategy, with some support Have experience specialising in Equity Statistical Arbitrage strategies that predict horizons from intraday to couple of days Have experience in computationally intensive research WHO YOU ARE To succeed in this role, you’ll need to have the below skills and experience. 3+ years of experience on a successful equities trading team, preferably a proprietary trading firm An educational background in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or similar Strong analytical and mathematical skills Programming experience in languages such as Python, Java and C++ is a strong plus Quick learner, driven, team player, open minded and eager for success Collaborative attitude and continuous improvement mindset WHAT YOU’LL GET The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment Competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks Sponsored gym membership, sports and leisure activities, plus weekly in-house chair massages Regular social events, clubs and Friday afternoon drinks. HOW TO APPLY If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level and working on one of the most exciting trading floors in China mainland, apply now. While we love how bilingual our teams are, be sure to submit your resume in English. We will carefully review your application and get in touch, if we believe you could be a good fit for the role. For any other inquiries, please email:


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