LIFE AT IMC AS QUANT TRADER INTERN – SUMMER 2021
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 Trading Intern! 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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
As a Trading Intern you will learn what it means to be a full-time at IMC. The internship program is focused on enhancing your knowledge of options theory, market making, algorithm complexity and trades analysis. Your responsibility does not stop at pure knowledge acquisition; you’ll also have the opportunity to work on a trading project that has real impact to our trading strategies!
As an Intern within IMC you will be supported by both a Mentor and an intern lead who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to classroom theory sessions, mock trading and desk rotations, not to mention our incredible social activities and events.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
- Students who will be in their penultimate year during summer 2021 studying an analytical/quantitative or related field of study
- Minimum 3.5 GPA
- Experience with 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
WHO WE ARE
IMC is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.
Today, IMC is 700+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.
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.