Data Science Internship (2024 Start)
Job description:
Start dates available:
  • Spring internship start date: May/June 2024
  • Summer internship: July/August 2024
How does Optiver accurately price hundreds of thousands of interconnected financial products in real-time? In one word: data. Data science is at the very core of Optiver’s pricing strategies. Our Data Science teams tackle fascinating challenges that exist at the intersection of technology and trading – a space with some of the most complex and exciting volumes of financial market data. With world-class skills that can cut through the noise, Optiver's Data Science teams directly impact the precision and scalability of our 35+ year trading business.


At Optiver, our mission is to 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 play an active role in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for all participants. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner on 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Since our founding in 1986, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has developed 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.


As Optiver’s Data Science Intern, your statistical analysis and engineering skills will help us automate, professionalise and enhance the robustness of the firm’s systems and workflows. As part of this internship, you’ll be working within our trading, finance, settlements or risk team. But no matter in which part of the business you’re focused, you’ll closely collaborate with developers, control departments and traders to turn complex data-processing problems into scalable solutions. With your entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunities to improve our trading systems – and the market – are endless.


  • Penultimate year student in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or equivalent, with the ability to work full-time upon graduation in 2025
  • Programming experience in Python and SQL
  • Affinity with data and data-processing systems
  • A proactive problem-solving nature
  • Motivation to succeed and eagerness to constantly improve yourself
  • Great attention to detail
  • Fluent verbal and written English skills


  • An 8 week internship (Spring: May-June / Summer: July-August) working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries
  • Highly competitive compensation package Optiver-covered travel to Amsterdam and a fully furnished apartment in the city center
  • Awesome social events and outings
  • A range of benefits including free breakfast, lunch and dinner, bi-weekly massages, a bicycle to explore Amsterdam and much more
  • Most importantly, the possibility to receive a full-time offer upon completion of internship


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 Data Science Intern. If selected by Hire STEM Women, we will ask you to send your CV and Cover Letter. If your application is selected to proceed to the next round, you will be required to complete online assessments. By submitting your application you are confirming that you will be able to take the assessment within 14 days. Apply here now Start date: 08/07/2024 Deadline Ongoing
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Opportunity Overview
Deadline: December 31, 2023 - 12:00 pm
Start: July 8, 2024
Salary: Competitive
Category: Data Science
Location: Amsterdam
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