Quantitative Strategy Intern - Summer 2023

JOB DESCRIPTION
Overview

SIG Dublin are looking for high performing students to join our Quantitative Strategist Summer internship. This Internship is the perfect opportunity for people interested in exploring a quantitative role in one of the world’s leading quantitative trading firms. The internship is a 10 week program that gives an insight into what a career in Trading and Quantiative Strategy can be.

Working from our modern and fun office in Dublin’s city centre, this could be the first step of your career in a Quantitative Strategy. Our inhouse education program is widely recognised as being the best in the industry. We have a team of senior traders focused full time on your development which we truly believe sets us apart from other firms. We’ll start from the basics, so don’t worry if you have no experience, we’ll teach you!

You will work closely with experienced quantitative traders both in the classroom and on the trading desk. Each of our interns get a real-world trading problem to work on and will be paired with a mentor on one of our trading desks. There’ll be a wide variety of projects to suit the diverse skillset of our interns. Your work has the potential to impact the trading desk immediately and we encourage you to share your ideas and thoughts with our traders.


What we're looking for

Who You Are:

A Problem Solver. You enjoy solving puzzles, and love it when you discover a solution to difficult problems. You enjoy discussing ideas and working with others to find the optimal solution.

A Passion for Data Analytics. Exploring large sets of data is something you enjoy. You're skilled in finding patterns and trends in big data that others may not see.

Ambitious. You’re someone that enjoys setting personal goals, and give your all to achieve them. Be it in Arts, Sports, Academics or another passion you have, you’re not afraid to put in the effort to reach your full potential.

A Coder: You're a fluent programmer and have significant experience coding, not just for school work, but in previous work experience or in personal projects.

A Communicator. You enjoy building relationships with those you work closely with. You enjoy sharing ideas, expressing your thoughts and listening to the views of others.

Numerical & Logical. When it comes to decision making, you use clear and sound reasoning. You’re rational, and like to use numbers and data to come up with sensible solutions.

3rd or 4th year Student: Successful interns are invited back as graduates to join the Quantitative Trader Programme (our full time graduate programme). Depending on when you graduate, you’ll be invited to join the QT Programme in either January or August, 2024.

 

What’s In It For You:

Education: Throughout the programme you’ll have classes covering a vast range of topics (Finance, Options, Data Analysis, Mock Trading, Game Theory, Tech, Quant Research, Trader Talks, Poker, Speaker Seminars, In-house trading games… the list goes on!) from some of the most experienced employees in SIG.

Development: You will get to work with a wide range of people in the classroom and through your project work. People who share a passion for mathematics, problem-solving, game theory and technology with you.

Decision Making: Learn how to make great decisions. Using strategy games, like poker and several in-house games we’ve developed, you’ll learn how we leverage game theory to make better decisions in the financial markets.

Culture: Our non-hierarchical culture allows employees of every level to thrive. We buck the trend in the financial world – the environment is casual, collaborative and we focus on continuous development, no matter how long you’ve been in SIG.

Perks: Based in Ireland’s Financial Services Centre, in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, our employees avail of free onsite catering, a games room, and a large in house gym, to name but a few of our favourite perks. We organise weekly social activities during the summer for our interns and we’ll also provide summer interns, who aren’t from Dublin, with accommodation for the duration of the internship.

 

Our Summer Internship is 10 weeks, and runs from late June to late August.

 

** We hire for our QS internship on a rolling basis. There are limited places on our 2023 QS internship, therefore interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early.**

 

Please note that applications for this job require an online assessment. This assessment is administered by a third party company, Induslynk Training Services Private Limited (doing business as Mercer | Mettl), registered in India. By clicking through to apply for this job you are giving SIG your consent to have your email address transferred to Mercer | Mettl by the administrator of our careers platform. Mercer | Mettl will then contact you directly in order to administer the assessment. The results of your assessment will be shared with SIG for the purposes set out and in accordance with SIG’s Privacy Policy: https://sig.com/about/privacy-policy/.  Mercer |Mettl’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://mettl.com/en/privacy-policy/.

 

SIG is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our recruitment process. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruitment process, please contact us. 

We don't post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.

 

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Susquehanna.