Internship - Sales Coverage

Virtu is a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to its clients. Leveraging its global market making expertise and infrastructure, Virtu provides a robust product suite including offerings in execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-neutral, multi-dealer platforms in workflow technology. Virtu’s product offerings allow clients to trade on hundreds of venues across 50+ countries and in multiple asset classes, including global equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, futures, fixed income and a myriad of other commodities. In addition, Virtu’s integrated, multi-asset analytics platform provides a range of pre and post-trade services, data products and compliance tools that clients rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global markets. 

WHAT DRIVES VIRTU

Come to Virtu, where a global community of individuals gathers and use transparency and technology to pave the way towards more efficient global capital markets.   

Outsiders can sometimes have a hard time defining what Virtu is and we are ok with that; we have never cared much for labels. We apply our unique brand of problem solving and technologies to the entire trade lifecycle. This can mean that we are many things to many people, such as a global market maker but also an execution services provider. We also offer a vast array of solutions that span the electronic trading gamut from execution algos to trade analytics and big data capabilities to workflow technologies to liquidity venues and much more. 

While we turn complex challenges into simple and efficient solutions, we have never lost sight of what is essentially Virtu, that we work and play as one team. We believe that supporting and having fun with each other across business lines and geographies helps spark inspiration and creative problem-solving that propels our firm forward. Guided by a culture of integrity, collaboration, excellence, commitment and simplicity we want you to do more than join our company, we expect you to leave your mark. 


Sales Coverage Internship

Virtu's internship program offers students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the firm and the world’s financial markets. We have built a thoughtful and challenging curriculum that introduces students to all aspects of Virtu's business through a company-curated global training week, real-world trading problems to solve and engaging social events to get to know our team and culture. 

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland (onsite)
  • Dates: 10-week program, starting 26 June 2023 - 8 September 2023
  • Training: Ongoing training throughout the summer
  • Projects: Real problems to solve throughout the program. Interns will work from a list of projects and have several senior mentors throughout the program.

Our clients count on the market insight of our experienced Institutional Trading team to help access liquidity, maintain anonymity and minimize market impact. Complementing our Algorithmic Services, our sales coverage team delivers high-quality execution services, leveraging a deep understanding of the markets as well as customized trading technology designed to efficiently interact with Virtu’s institutional and broker-dealer liquidity. Our institutional traders have a long history of strong client relationships and providing exceptional client service.

As a Sales Coverage Intern, you'll work alongside Virtu's senior sales and coverage staff on a variety of exciting and challenging projects that introduce you to all the intricacies of trading. We've designed the internship to be very hands-on; interns will spend most of their time-solving problems as they occur in the markets and working from a menu of projects with the team. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to kick start a career in the financial technology space.

Requirements

Virtu is looking for top performers. Whether you’re a coding whiz or a master of Shakespeare, we would like to meet you!

  • Applicants currently pursuing a college or university degree. No finance background is necessary
  • Excellent academic background. All subjects welcome but computer science, math, physics, statistics and related fields are preferred
  • You possess quantitative problem‐solving and mathematical aptitude
  • Programming experience is a plus (Python, SQL, Java or C++)

Beyond your education, we look for

Curiosity

Communication Skills

Decision-Making

•  Desire to learn more about our products and services and how clients use them

•  Re-conceptualize issues to discover new solutions

•  Possess a willingness to contribute ideas outside of your area of specialty

•  Welcome alternate perspective

•   Share information openly, broadly and deliberately

•   You thrive on change and can challenge current assumptions in favor of better approaches

•   Provide candid, helpful feedback regarding what is best for Virtu

•   Good at using data to support your intuition

 

•    Think strategically and can articulate your actions (the why and why-not)

•    Take smart risks and are open to possible failure

•    Keep Virtu agile by mitigating complexity in favor of simplicity

•     You identify root causes and go beyond treating the symptoms

 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

After applicants pass an initial resume screening, select applicants will receive an online aptitude test and may also receive a programming skills test. These will be sent from a third-party evaluation service via email. Please be sure to monitor your email inbox. Following that, successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December
 

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.