What you'll do
As Risk Analyst you are responsible for developing and implementing a standardized framework to identify, measure and monitor principal risks across the firm and to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to prevent the firm from material losses. Furthermore, you are actively employing and strengthening the components of the internal risk management framework.
In short, as our new Risk Analyst, your work will exist of the following aspects:
Enterprise risk management framework Improving our automated trading risk framework by conducting in depth assessment of current controls and identifying areas of improvement.
Assist in enhancement of the risk processes by ensuring that the critical risks of the business are appropriately identified, evaluated, addressed, reported and controlled and the business remains within the risk appetite.
Facilitate of operational risk event collection, performing detailed reviews of events, tracking of remediation, conducting trend analysis and reporting.
Exercise credible, effective and independent challenge as a second line of defense.
Coordinate assurance and testing efforts of existing risk controls.
Conduct training and raise awareness of the operational risk framework including automated trading risk.
Contribute to the advancement of ERM risk methods and practices.
Assist in the advancement of the disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Internal and external requirements Support the risk driven initiatives related to the implementation of MIFID II.
Collaborate with stakeholders from trading and technology in strengthening and developing the risk framework and its individual components, as well as drive the delivery of new initiatives balancing the right risk and reward.
Conduct assessments of third party risk protections and integrating into current risk framework.
Contribute to the annual capital adequacy process and reporting to the Dutch Central Bank.
New Business New business activities assessment to ensure risks arising from new products, activities, markets are properly mitigated.
Who you are You have an university degree with analytical orientation.
You have 2-5 years of experience in a trading environment at a financial institution or consulting firm.
You are an energetic and analytical self-starter with experience in trading, listed derivatives and control requirements, along with strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
You are proficient in Python and VBA. Working experience with large data sets is a plus.
You have a strong technical and analytical aptitude to be able to understand and assess business and technical problems.
You have a risk management and control mindset.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to present with impact and clarity.
You are a self-starter: independent and pro-active with a strong delivery focus.
Who we are
Thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of the Amsterdam's Options exchange. Today we are at the forefront of trading and technology, employing over 1000 Optiverians from over 40 nationalities in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Shanghai. We stick to what we're good at: making markets in a wide range of financial products.
This clear focus has always served us well. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world. By constantly providing liquidity, volume and competitive prices, we contribute to the stability and smooth functioning of fair, transparent and reliable markets. Our innovative trading systems are key to our success, enabling us to respond swiftly to every change in the market.
What you'll get
No two days are the same. Perfect! Optiver brings together a multidisciplinary group of talented people from all over the world who together strive to be better tomorrow, than they are today. Our culture supports and empowers Optiverians to develop and be at their best both personally and professionally. The dynamic, collaborative environment and the nature of work we are involved in means that your problem solving, creativity and analytical skills can be well leveraged in the pursuit of excellence.
If you are ready to apply, you can apply directly via the button below for the position of Risk Analyst. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sanne Scheffers on +31 20 708 7000.