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Hardware Engineer Intern 2024/2025 - Expression of Interest

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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Hardware Engineer Intern 2024/2025 - Expression of Interest



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.


Are you passionate about challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy innovative problem-solving? Are you driven by curiosity and a desire to learn?

At IMC, we are performing some of the fastest trades in the world. Key to that performance is our proprietary hardware and the software that communicates with it. As a business, we continually innovate new solutions to remain competitive in a dynamic financial landscape. If the challenge of using the latest technology to solve problems sounds appealing, then the IMC hardware engineering internship is a great fit for you.


  • From day one, you are immersed in real projects, complex problem-solving, and opportunities to learn from our strongest engineers and traders.

  • Develop your knowledge of algorithm complexity, professional design and writing fluent code with our state-of-the-art technology.

  • Learn both hardware and software development skills.

  • Work with cutting-edge FPGA technology.

  • Develop with C++ and SystemVerilog programming languages.

  • Enhance your knowledge of our business model and about high-frequency trading.

  • Build key relationships across our trading and technology teams.

  • Work collaboratively in an environment where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognised and rewarded.

  • Have the opportunity to secure a full-time role with IMC once you graduate.

As a Hardware Engineer Intern at IMC, you will be supported by a mentor who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will also have access to pair programming and code reviews.


  • Accommodation in Sydney for the duration of the internship (for all interns).

  • Flights if you are relocating to Sydney for the opportunity.

  • 10-week structured learning, coaching and professional development program.

  • Intensive support from your mentor and education team.

  • An inspiring and vibrant work environment in the new Quay Quarter Towers overlooking Sydney Harbour—recently named “the world’s best building.”

  • Weekly social activities and team events.

  • Volunteering days with our local charity partners.

  • In-house chef providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

  • In-house barista providing tea, coffee and refreshments.

  • Complimentary weekly fitness classes.


  • An academic background in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.

  • Commenced your penultimate year of study.

  • Proficient experience in SystemVerilog, Verilog or VHDL.

  • Knowledge of C, C++ or Python.

  • Knowledge of logic design.


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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