We are Options. We’re on a mission to transform financial sector technology. We aren’t market participants ourselves, but the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Linen Loft, Belfast, BT2 8FE
We’re proud to provide high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Our clients include leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, brokers, dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. These clients are supported daily, across over 20 countries, in a true 24×7 ‘follow the sun’ model; we have someone on hand to assist at any hour of the day. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, we are well placed to service our customers both onsite and remotely.
Everything at Options is crafted to an industry-leading security and compliance standard. We have worked to guarantee our offering is SOC1, SOC2 & SOC3 compliant. Our service offering spans four main areas:
We understand the highly complex requirements of the Capital Markets sector and work relentlessly to improve our offering, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve and bring our clients a best-in-class service.
Best-in-class resiliency and security compliance to SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, ISO27001 and AICPA standard since 2011
30 industry awards over the last three years ranging from ‘Best Overall Technology Firm’ to ‘Best Cloud Services Provider’
Named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table
Here at Options we pride ourselves in recruiting the best talent and ensuring that working life is as varied, interesting and collaborative as possible. Our locations are an important part of who we are, and what we do. While our ability to travel the globe has significantly reduced, nothing prevents us from supporting our customers worldwide. We were also recently awarded the 'Best Employee Development Programme' Honor at the Irish News Awards, 2022.
As a company we have experienced exceptional growth which means there’s never a dull moment when delivery our products and solutions to customers. We’ve built a vibrant culture and actively encourage our team to problem solve and innovate. We recruit people who are truly passionate about what we do and how we serve our customers. Approximately 60% of our employees are under the age of 30 so we are naturally energetic, collaborative and social.
Our history is important, but what we do next matters most – we need the right talent to reach our ambitious goals. We’re always looking for great people, so if you’re excited by financial technology, fanatical about learning and want a career to rival no other, then check out our Apprenticeship Programme.