LIFE AT IMC AS GRADUATE QUANT TRADER
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.
Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.
We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.
Technology – At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.
Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.
Business Support – Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.
Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.
While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.
If so, then join IMC as a Trader! Why? Because here your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits and IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Traders actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills. As a trader, you will have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel. We hire the best because responsibility and ownership starts on day one at IMC.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Develop, maintain and enhance trading models, algorithms and systems
- Trade a range of financial instruments
- Manage execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
- Research new market opportunities
- Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure
YOUR FIRST SIX MONTHS
As a trader at IMC, you will have the opportunity to work on global teams to learn from the best traders, quants, and engineers from around the world. You will participate in a global traineeship program focused on enhancing your knowledge of trading, programming, and mathematics. The training module consists of in-house courses and trading simulations developed and delivered by our experienced traders and engineers. Within several months you will start trading on the desk where you will continue to learn from a dedicated mentor. At IMC, we foster a supportive environment allowing you the freedom to contribute and assume real responsibility, even on day one.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
- Student studying an analytical/quantitative or related field of study
- Must be available for full-time employment in 2021. We’re offering start dates in February 2021 and August 2021.
- Minimum 3.5 GPA
- Experience programming in Python is a strong advantage
- Interest in financial markets is a must, but no prior knowledge or experience required
- Superb analytical and mathematical skills
- Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving and competitive environment
- Desire to work in a team environment is a must
OUR HIRING PROCESS
To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.