Back Office Database Developers

Optiver is looking for a number of SQL Server developers to join a rapidly growing team.

We are looking for candidates with a range of experience:
From those with approximately 2 years experience working with SQL who are looking to make the next step and take on new challenges and responsibility.
To those who have an expert understanding of SQL Server development and/or administration and can collaborate in leading the team forward from a technical standpoint.

These positions would suit enthusiastic and flexible individuals who are ready to take on new challenges within the fast and dynamic environment of financial trading. No financial background is necessary so this is a great opportunity to move into this competitive, fast moving and well rewarded sector of IT.


Optiver is an independent, international trading house dealing mainly in derivatives, shares and bonds. The firm has expanded from a few Amsterdam based Market Makers to a global arbitrage group with subsidiaries in the world’s primary financial centers. Optiver combines expertise with leading-edge information and analysis technology. With offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney we are able to trade on many exchanges throughout the world, 24 hours a day. Optiver’s culture is one of its most valuable assets; strongly results-driven, open and informal, team-based, ambitious and highly flexible.

Optiver’s IT department is young and rapidly growing in size. This is a result of the crucial role IT plays in the option trade through screen trading. We work with state-of-the-art hardware and software to ensure fast and reliable connections with option exchanges worldwide. Our ambition is to keep Optiver ahead of the technology curve.

Optiver’s success is a result of our continuous attention for innovation. The people of Optiver are encouraged to improve and broaden their professional knowledge.

Job description
As a Back Office Database Developer you will develop and maintain applications for the (Mid- and) Back Office at Optiver. The purposes of the Back Office applications are to administer, monitor, and process the daily financial trades from within Optiver. The Back Office applications are mainly used by the Risk - and Finance departments inside Optiver. In order to develop these applications, you will also maintain, design and construct (internal) databases (SQL server). In addition, during the process of development there is a lot of interaction with the end-users. You will also however design and implement applications in cooperation with your colleagues. Excellent communication is therefore important and necessary

Required Skills and Experience
• HBO or University degree
• SQL Server development and/or administration – min 2 years.

Desirable Skills and Experience
• Application development experience.
• Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
• Knowledge of .NET
• Excellent communication skills
• Flexible working attitude

We offer
• A high quality learning environment
• Highly technical environment with Unix, Network, Windows and Development experts
• You will get the opportunity to work with specialists in many different areas
• Access to a modern hardware environment
• High level of responsibility
• Work in a highly changing and dynamic environment
• Various opportunities to educate yourself with external courses

For more information please visit our website
To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to

Acquisition further to this advertisement is not appreciated