Research Quant Internship

New York City, NY, United States Posted a day ago

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEWVirtu's internship program offers students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the firm and the world’s financial markets. We have built a thoughtful and challenging curriculum that introduces students to all aspects of Virtu's business through a company-curated global training week, real world trading problems to solve and engaging social events to get to know our team and culture. 10 week program, starting June 10th 2019 through August 16th 2019 (with some flexibility if needed)
A global training week to teach the basics of trading, Virtu's tools and systems, programming concepts and application to trading, and an overview of our different business units
Interns are paired with mentors and buddies, to help guide them through the internship
Interns can choose from a menu of projects that are assigned to different trading desks
Ongoing intern presentations throughout the program

  • THE RESEARCH QUANT INTERNSHIP (NEW YORK)Quants are an integral part of the algorithmic research team, working to improve Virtu's trading algorithms through transforming large data sets into usable trading models. Successful quantitative analysts work well independently and collaboratively, enjoy learning and applying new algorithmic techniques, and are excited to see their ideas turn into tangible results.Our Research Quant Interns will work directly with our senior members of Virtu's Client Market Making team on our trading strategies used in the customer market making business at Virtu. Interns in this track will apply their quantitative analysis and research skills to market and trade data to discover patterns that can potentially improve our algorithms and trading. Through the projects, interns will gain intuition to the market making business, learn to apply basic data analysis tools to large trading data set and be pushed to think out of the box for trading ideas.Each intern will take one to two projects which could come from different mentors/groups. This is a great opportunity to kick start a career in the financial services industry!REQUIREMENTS:
Advanced degree (preferably PhD) in Science, Math, Engineering or other quantitative field
History of diverse, challenging, and interesting coursework paired with a strong GPA
Exceptional quantitative, mathematical, and problem-solving skills
Great communication skills and the ability to collaborate with peers
Ability to solve technical and or quantitative problems under pressure
Ability to express ideas mathematically and algorithmically
Strong programming skills (especially C/C++ and Python, Pandas)
Intellectually curious and self-motivated
Ability to communicate within and across teams, at a high and low level, on both technical and non-technical subjects
Ability to seek guidance and learn new skills from peers
Extraordinary mental flexibility and a high tolerance for ambiguity
Strong drive for success within a collaborative team
Interest in financial markets
  • THE PROCESS:After applicants pass an initial resume screening, an online programming test will be sent via email. This test is from a serviced called Codility so please be on the lookout. After passing the programming test, we will contact you to arrange a phone screen.We looking forward to meeting you!
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