Graduate Quant Researcher

Graduate Quant Researcher

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

LIFE AT IMC AS GRADUATE QUANT RESEARCHER

 

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.

 

 

 

ROLE OVERVIEW

 

If so, then join IMC as a Quantitative Researcher! Why? Because here you will be given resources and opportunities to effectively impact our global trading strategies.  IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Quantitative Researchers collaborate with Traders to evaluate existing models and suggest improvements, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills. As a Quantitative Researcher, 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

  • Build custom analysis tools to explore new research ideas
  • Design mathematical models based upon trading ideas
  • Apply rigorous analytical and quantitative techniques to solve complex problems
  • Implement these new models and launch them into production
  • Conduct best practice to keep our eco-system logical and consistent

 

 

YOUR FIRST SIX MONTHS

 

As a Quantitative Researcher 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 beginning in February 2021 or August 2021 focused on enhancing your knowledge of quantitative trading, programming, and mathematics. 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

  • MS in Finanace, Financial Math, Financial Engineering, or Computational Math
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Experience with programming in Python is a strong advantage
  • Strong understanding of financial theory
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills
  • 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.