Aug 13, 2023

Options Graduate & Placement Programme

  • Options Technology
  • Belfast, County Antrim
Full time

Job Description

Options Graduate & Placement Programme

Location: Belfast

Salary: Competitive

Join the Options Team in Belfast!

Working for Options

Developing and engaging our people is a strategic priority for our business. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and contribute to Options’ future growth and success.

We want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.

Who are we?

Options is a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges.

We currently employ over 450 employees worldwide and are continuing to grow across offices in New York, Chicago, Belfast, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Why Options?

  • Global travel: We have offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Belfast, Dublin and across Asia.
  • Continuous career development opportunities: We provide professional skills development and technical training.
  • The chance to be a part of a self-sufficient, successful team: The Options team operates in a fast-paced environment with endless opportunities for innovation and forward-thinking.
  • Competitive salary: In addition to a competitive salary, Options reward employees with a range of bonus incentives and employee benefits.

The Role

The positions will be full-time, paid and based in Belfast initially, although there will be opportunities to gain experience from company offices such as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland and London for successful candidates.

We welcome applications from graduates and students from a broad range of disciplines including those with technical and engineering backgrounds, as well as science, business, mathematics, marketing and finance. We have a fresh new team expanding in our Belfast office and we want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.

At Options we are focused on creating a learning environment that enables you to develop and flourish in all aspects of your work. You own your career, you choose your own path, and we provide the opportunities to make it happen.

Essential Criteria

• Strong research, writing and communication skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and changeable working environment.
• Customer service experience (comfortable working with senior management and business owners).
• Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
• Desire to travel and see the world.
• Ability to work independently and manage your own projects in a professional manner.
• Solid competency in the following: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Candidates must have or be working towards an Undergraduate degree or have previous experience in a similar role.

Desirable Criteria

• Previous start-up, technology or business experience.
• Degree level qualification or equivalent in related field.
• A passion for start-ups, innovation and financial technology.
• Strong interpersonal skills with client facing experience.
• Project management skills and proven ability to manage own workload.

(In the case of applications for technical positions, examples of previous work are encouraged.)

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter to the Options Graduate and Placement Programme on the Options Career Page at The CV must be a maximum of two pages. The covering letter must detail the role you are applying to, along with your availability.



All applicants MUST be willing to travel.

We will review applications and be in touch as soon as possible.
Candidates matching desired criteria may be chosen to fill positions prior to this date.