Global Risk Analyst

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Organisation
Optiver Europe
Locations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Are you ready to develop your career in the field of Risk management within a fast-paced, dynamic and international trading company? Do you have an interest in financial markets and a desire to surround yourself with the inner workings of it? And would you like to apply your strong technical and analytical ability to improving our risk framework? Then you might be the new Global Risk Analyst we’re looking for.

Who we are:

Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. From our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney, we provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value.

What you will do

As our new Global Risk Analyst you will be working in an ambitious and results-driven team. Part of a small team, reporting to the Global Chief Risk Officer, you will be exposed to a wide range of risk areas, primarily focusing on Operational Risk. Your main responsibility will be analysing, monitoring and reporting on Key Risk Indicators (“KRI”) across all Optiver offices. Next to that you will develop extensive relationships with internal and external stakeholders while supporting global oversight and supervision on control frameworks and incident management processes across all offices. Please note that this position is based in Amsterdam but might require travelling to other offices.

As our new Global Risk Analyst you will be:

  • Monitoring and reporting aggregated KRIs to Senior management;
  • Investigating incidents and incident management processes in the local offices;
  • Supporting the wider Group Risk function with data driven analysis;
  • Identifying new trading initiatives and emerging risks within the organisation;
  • Exercising supervision and oversight of the Operational Risk departments in all offices;
  • Enhancing current reporting and monitoring processes;
  • Establishing relationships with internal stakeholders and advise them on several risks.

What you will need to be successful:

  • An academic degree preferably in Econometrics, Economics, Finance or equivalent;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • 1-3 years of working experience within the financial industry;
  • Proficient scripting skills and experience with using Excel VBA and Python or similar;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • An affinity for financial markets and trading;
  • Knowledge of IT processes and Information security (desired, not required).

What you will bring:

  • A proactive, analytical and inquisitive mindset with a willingness to speak up;
  • Great multitasking skills
  • An eye for detail;
  • A collaborative to solving problems;
  • The ability to stand your ground when under pressure;
  • A professional attitude and strong communication skills.

What you will get:

We understand that our best work is done together. We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment, where you are seriously rewarded for your performance. To be concrete, we offer competitive remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive performance related bonus structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.

Interested?

If you are interested, please apply directly below by uploading your CV and Cover letter in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. If you have any questions feel free to contact Claire van Raay at clairevanraay@optiver.com.

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