IT Operations Talent Programme

Location: Amsterdam
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Apply directly via the APPLY NOW button. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. For more information contact Sander Hattinga van ‘t Sant on +31 (0)20 708 7000.

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What you'll get

A superb high-tech learning environment consisting of specialists in IT, trading, Research and Business Operations. In addition, we will provide you with an extensive talent programme consisting of on the job training and the possibility to obtain externally accredited certifications in different areas of expertise.
Furthermore, you can also expect other benefits such as:  excellent remuneration, attractive profit sharing structure, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, Friday afternoon drinks and even a weekly in-house chair massage.

Our Culture

No suits, no ties and no red tape. Our culture is one of our most valuable assets; result-driven, open and informal, team-based, ambitious and exceedingly flexible, whilst striving for professionalism within all our departments.
Our offices are modern and offer many stress-relieving extras, such as pool tables, table football and Friday drinks. We give our employees the flexibility to be innovative, research their ideas and act upon them. Our working environment is ideal for ambitious and talented people who enjoy a challenge. Despite the independent nature of our profession, we are a very team-oriented company.

What you'll need

  • At least Bachelor’s level or equivalent;
  • The ambition and potential to develop a successful IT career;
  • Huge drive to learn; be able to combine work and study;
  • An affinity with Trading/Finance and IT Operations;
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in English is required;
  • The ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation;
  • Enthusiasm combined with a service-focused attitude;
  • A hands-on mentality and a structured way of working

It Operations Talent Programme

As our new IT Operations Trainee you will be assigned to a challenging 1-1,5 year programme that consist of a combination of work and study. You will start in a Service Desk role where you will act as the first line of support for all issues related to our IT Operations department. This will give you the opportunity to become acquainted with all departments within Optiver quickly. You will be expected to ensure that incidents are identified, correctly prioritized and resolved within an agreed timeframe. With your great communication skills, you are able to involve and inform all of our internal departments about the status of their requests and incidents.
In addition we will provide you with an extensive study programme that offers you internally- and externally accredited trainings (such as operating systems management, networks and project management), to give you the skills required to become an IT professional. Through the IT Operations Talent Programme, you will develop your knowledge of IT and financial markets within 1-1,5 years to such an extent that you will be able to grow further within our Application Management, UNIX, Windows or Networks teams

IT Operations at Optiver

Our IT Operations team is focused on ensuring the availability, reliability and performance of all our operating (trading) systems. Trading Application Engineers, UNIX experts, Networks Engineers, System Monitoring Engineers, Service Desk Specialists, Windows Engineers, Business Support Engineers and IT Facilities work closely together to make sure we can rely on the performance of our systems at all times.

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