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WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT A TECHNOLOGY CAREER AT IMC?

At IMC, technology is not a department; it’s at the heart of everything we do. Since the late 1980s, we’ve pioneered the use of technology to advance the development of market making and low-latency trading. Today, our technologists work alongside traders in multidisciplinary teams to 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.

YOUR JOURNEY AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN
Our 12-week Internship Program is your chance to experience what it means to be an engineer in a real-world business environment. Our Internship Program goes beyond code writing and design technology: you’ll gain insight into algorithm complexity and data structures, get to know IMC’s unique business model, and build valuable connections with our trading and technology teams. There’s also a whole host of group workshops, training sessions, and fun activities to get involved in alongside your fellow interns.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a software engineer intern at IMC, you will:

  • Explore our trading and technology landscape during a week of classroom-based training
  • Enhance your knowledge of algorithm complexity, data structures, and writing fluent code
  • Hone your skills by taking part in peer reviews and learning from a dedicated mentor
  • Experience IMC’s unique culture, joining regular social events and participating in charity work
  • Benefit from a highly competitive compensation package, with accommodation included
  • Build a valuable network of IMC engineers and traders

WHY THIS IS THE RIGHT INTERNSHIP FOR YOU

  • You thrive working on meaningful and challenging projects
  • You want to be an integral part of your team, helping to identify, implement, and validate changes to IMC’s trading algorithms and systems
  • You’re super ambitious, and eager to secure a graduate position before graduating

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Available for 12 weeks, beginning the 24th of June 2024 (no off-cycle internship possibilities available)
  • In (pen)ultimate year of study in computer science, software engineering, or a related field
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to solve complicated problems programmatically
  • Proficient experience in a programming language (Java or C++ preferred)
  • Genuine interest in financial markets (no prior knowledge or experience is required)

IMC: JOIN A WORLD-CLASS GLOBAL MARKET MAKER

IMC is a world-renowned market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex problems or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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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.

OUR TEAM
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 CULTURE

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.

Trader Intern

YOUR ROLE AS A TRADER INTERN
As a trader intern you will;

  • See what it is like to be a trader at IMC
  • Learn about the trading industry and market making while having close interaction with our
  • trader and technologists
  • Have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel
  • Have access to classroom sessions and mock trading.

A few reasons why this is your future internship

  • Work on meaningful and challenging projects
  • Supported by a mentor who will oversee you projects and professional development
  • Learn to work at a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded.
  • Secure a graduate position before actually graduating.

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Great relationships are based on an exchange, the give and the get. Here we get straight to the point;

The Give - what you'll need to bring

  • In (pen)ultimate year of a quantitative field of study (e.g. Mathematics, Physics Econometrics or Financial Engineering)
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Experience in a programming language is an advantage (e.g. Python, Matlab, R)
  • Interest in financial markets is a must, no prior knowledge or experience is required
  • Available for at least 12 weeks.

The Get - what we'll give you

  • Real projects – at IMC we get straight into it, real work from day one
  • The support to succeed - training programs, mentors
  • Compensation - highly competitive salary, accommodation (and costs) taken care off
  • Fun work environment - social activities, cool office with great people.

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.

Graduate Trader

YOUR ROLE AS A GRADUATE TRADER
As a graduate trader you will;

  • Develop, maintain, and improve trading models, algorithms, and systems
  • Trade a range of financial instruments (in a highly automated way)
  • Manage the execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
  • Research new market opportunities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with our developers and engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure.

A few reasons why this is your future job

  • Your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits
  • Creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded
  • You will have the freedom to find your niche and excel
  • You love solving complex problems.

What your traineeship is all about?

  •  A global training program lasting seven weeks that prepares you for the job by enhancing your knowledge about trading, trading technology and algorithms.
  • A truly global initiative where you will be trained by a group of seasoned traders and engineers, and will go through the program together with peers from all the other IMC offices.
  • An introduction to IMC and its people. In parallel to focusing on the content of the job you will also travel to two IMC offices, and become acquainted with the company by attending guest lectures, social events etc.
  • After the global training program, your training continues in your own office for another two months, after which you will be well prepared to hit the trading desk.
  • At the trading desk you will be assigned a mentor who will help you get up to speed and set you up for success.

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Great relationships are based on an exchange, the give and the get. Here we get straight to the point;

The Give – what you’ll need to bring

  • Academic background in a quantitative field of study (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Econometrics)
  • Superior analytical and mathematical skills
  • Experience in Python is a strong advantage
  • Interest in financial markets is a must, no prior knowledge or experience is required
  • Willingness to be a team player, at IMC we’re in it together.

IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in different ways. Therefore we look for different types of traders: from the quantitative ones that enjoy the mathematical side of trading, to the more operationally focused that enjoy the game of interacting with brokers over the phone. Based on your background and strengths during the traineeship, you are allocated to a desk and role. Do you have more of finance background or a PhD? For both we offer possibilities so don’t hesitate to apply!

The Get – what we’ll give you

  • Real projects – at IMC we get straight into it, real work from day one
  • Responsibility – this isn’t a practice run, you’ll make a real impact
  • The support to succeed – training programs, mentors
  • Fun work environment – social activities, cool offices with great people
  • The chance to travel – we’re global, you will be too.

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.

Research Analyst

WHAT YOU'LL DO AS A RESEARCH ANALYST:

  • Perform fundamental analysis of equities to forecast dividend stream for a portfolio of stocks;
  • Monitor stock market newswires for updates regarding the amount or timing of company distributions;
  • Maintain a database of events and pricing;
  • Monitor news to define scenarios and assess the impact of upcoming events on dividend estimates;
  • Build relationship with external stakeholders such as investor relations, exchange and index providers;
  • Evaluate impact of special situations on pricing;
  • Collaborate with traders on investment ideas

YOUR PROFILE:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Econometrics, Financial Engineering or related fields of studies;
  • A maximum of 3 years of experience in financial markets, with a preference of basic knowledge of finance and experience using Bloomberg/Reuters;
  • Strong written, analytical, and financial research skills;
  • Demonstrable interest in, and some knowledge of, single stock and macroeconomic environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment;
  • Options knowledge including understanding of the Greeks is a plus;
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving and competitive environment;
  • Experience with programming in Python is a plus;
  • 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

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IMC

Over deze vacature

Titel: Software Engineer Intern
Type: Internship
Plaats: Amsterdam

Vakgebieden

  • Trading
  • Software Engineer