Software Engineer Internship (2024 Start)
Job description:
  • Spring internship start date: May/June 2024
  • Summer internship: July/August 2024
Get ready for eight weeks immersed in the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making. As Optiver's Software Engineer Intern, you'll fully own projects that directly impact Optiver's world-class trading systems. Experience the thrill of tight feedback loops and shipping your code to production. Receive feedback from our Traders, and receive mentorship from the industry’s best and brightest technologists. This is your chance to make a direct impact on a leading trading firm, while launching your career in engineering. If you’re looking to work in a dynamic, collaborative and international environment and have a passion for solving complex problems, apply today to kick-start your future.


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 a Software Engineer Intern, you'll work side-by-side with your mentor to build latency-critical applications that directly improve the market. You’ll tackle real issues that need to be solved through projects that further develop and optimise our systems. Each day will bring new problems to solve requiring your fresh perspective. You'll own end-to-end projects, from developing to testing to shipping your code to production. It's an unrivalled opportunity to accelerate your knowledge and make your mark on Optiver's core business. You will also have the chance to join industry lectures to learn about trading and our other departments to gain a complete understanding of Optiver and our business. Don't worry, you won't be expected to have previous knowledge of the financial industry! You'll be educated and upskilled by our world-class trainers in order to hit the ground running.


  • Penultimate year student in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent, with the ability to work full-time upon graduation in 2025
  • A desire to step outside your comfort zone and face fresh challenges every day
  • Passionate about technology and interested in the financial industry
  • Enjoy solving complex problems and able to clearly articulate solutions in both verbal and written and English
  • Proficient in either C++, C# or Java


  • 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 Software Engineer 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
How to apply:
Opportunity Overview
Deadline: December 31, 2023 - 12:00 pm
Start: July 8, 2024
Salary: Competitive
Category: Software Engineering
Location: Amsterdam
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