Graduate Software Engineer

Graduate Software Engineer

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Job Description




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 Software Engineer! Why? Because here you‘ll not simply write software or design technology. You will be responsible for spotting new opportunities, developing new technologies and solving problems. As a result, your development skills will enable you to actually deliver results and make a difference. IMC knows that having the best software is what drives our business.  Software development here is innovative, pragmatic and fun, even as complexity grows.  We are looking for talented Software Engineers who will drive the development of cutting-edge trading algorithms to further our business. 





  Agile software development with continuous integration and delivery

  Frequent peer code reviews

  Collaborative cross-functional culture with emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation

  Local autonomy with global input and best practices




You will start your career at IMC with an international traineeship, in at least two of our global offices, after which you will be mentored by one of our seasoned Software Engineers. On a day to day basis you will work directly with traders, quants and other engineers to bring our trading strategies and platform to the next level.  Your responsibility does not stop at programming; it also encompasses knowledge building of our trading platform and software stack and building expertise within the entire software development lifecycle.  You will have continuous opportunities to learn new technologies and programming languages in our dynamic environment.  At IMC, we foster a supportive environment allowing you the freedom to contribute and assume real responsibility, even on day one. 





  BA/BSc/MA/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science with a minimum 3.0 GPA

  Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complicated problems programmatically

  Must have strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures

  Must have proficient experience in a programming language (Java or C++ preferred)

  Willingness to interact and work closely with non-engineers in a constantly changing environment

  Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge is NOT required


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.