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IT Audit Manager
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IT Audit Manager

Are you an (internal) IT audit manager with a keen interest in the financial markets? Would you like to be part of a highly collaborative team working in a fast-paced environment? Are you a communicative, analytical and flexible thinker who is results driven and loves to travel? Then you could be just who we’re looking for!


Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown 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 and foreign exchange.


As IT Audit manager you will work in a team with seven other experienced auditors, of which one other IT Audit Manager and one Compliance Audit Manager. You will work on assessments that are relevant for the local Optiver entities, our Supervisory Board and Management Board. These audits can cover the entire spectrum of our organization: from Information Security to IT Operations and from IT risks in HR or payment systems to IT risk in trading systems. Their common purpose: we aim to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective audits, advice and insight. The success of our operation depends on our custom IT systems and your role will focus on auditing these systems.

Group Audit is based in our Amsterdam office, but it performs the global internal audit function. Therefore, it is also responsible for audits in our foreign offices: Chicago, Sydney, Shanghai, London, Taipei, Singapore and Austin. With (part of) the team, you will travel to these offices for around 8 weeks per year. Besides audits Group Audit is sometimes involved in special engagements on request.

In short, you will:

  • Perform audits as part of a small team on a broad spectrum of relevant topics for Optiver;
  • Work on IT and sometimes other areas of our audits;
  • Be based in Amsterdam, but regularly visit our foreign offices (8 weeks per year).

You’ll be working in a dynamic and complex organization which will challenge you to constantly improve.


Optiver needs our next IT Audit Manager to be someone with:

  • An Academic degree and preferably one or more relevant information security certifications
  • The wish to develop your expertise as an internal IT auditor
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience, preferably within large, high-tech organizations
  • Excellent reporting and verbal communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel about 8 weeks per year
  • An intelligent and pragmatic mind who likes to work both independently and in a close team dynamic
  • An innovative mindset with a drive to improve processes and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Ability to identify key risks and ask the right questions
  • An interest in trading and market-making (prior work-related experience is not required).



  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Our performance-based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry.
  • 25 paid vacation days
  • Fully paid first-class commuting expenses

And many more like training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.


Are you interested in furthering your career in one of the most dynamic and exciting trading companies?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of IT Audit Manager. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Claire van Raay via Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. 



As an intentionally flat organization, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.


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