Quantitative Trader – Internship
About the Position
Jane Street is a proprietary trading firm that operates around the clock and around the globe. We bring a deep understanding of markets, a scientific approach, and innovative technology to bear on the problem of trading profitable in the world’s highly competitive financial markets. Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs people in office in New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. We are always recruiting top students and invite you to learn more about a career at Jane Street. The environment at Jane Street is open, inform, intellectual and fun. You can wear a t-shirt and jeans to the office every day, and the kitchen is stocked, and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussions. Salaries are competitive and advancement is rapid for those who excel.
Interns have the opportunity to learn about market making, trading and pricing financial derivatives. Our interns work side-by-side with experienced traders and are given more responsibility as their understanding and learning progress. Interns also research equities, derivatives, indices and financial markets. Summer intern education is supplemented with lessons in a classroom setting, where both trading theory and practice are covered. Interns are encouraged to participate alongside firm traders in mock trading sessions twice weekly. Interns work approximately 9-hour days, Monday through Friday. We encourage our interns to enjoy their weekends in London and to take advantage of what the city has to offer.
The internship is highly quantitative and technology driven. Applicants should be able to do quick mental arithmetic and have a good understanding of probability. Candidates must work well on a team and perform in a stressful and competitive environment. Previous experience or course work in finance, business or economics is not required. We are interested in hiring responsible, motivated, adaptive and logical thinkers.