Graduate Quant Researcher

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IMC is as much a technology firm as a trading house. We invest significant time and resources to ensure our traders have the best tools for the job.
Amsterdam

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT A TRADING CAREER AT IMC?
IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone. Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time.

YOUR JOURNEY AS A GRADUATE QUANT RESEARCHER
Your IMC journey begins with a seven-week global trading traineeship led by our seasoned traders and technologist, during which you’ll link up with graduates from all three IMC regions. You’ll then continue your training in your local office for a further two months before joining a desk that matches your specific background and strengths. Where you go from here is up to you – we’ll help you carve out your own niche as you use your creativity to explore new opportunities in our markets. And you’ll gain real recognition for your ideas and successes along the way.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a graduate quant researcher at IMC, you will

  • Collaborate with traders to evaluate existing models and suggest improvements
  • Build customised analysis tools to explore new research ideas
  • Design mathematical models based on innovative trading ideas
  • Apply rigorous quantitative techniques to solve complex problems
  • Implement these new models and put them into production

REASONS WHY THIS IS YOUR FUTURE JOB

  • You love thinking about complex problems and how to solve them
  • You’re ready to apply your raw mathematical skills in a real-world context
  • You want to have a direct impact on IMC and its success
  • You value curiosity, creativity and collaboration
  • You want responsibility for your own projects and freedom to explore areas of interest

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

  • Advanced mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • A collaborative mindset – at IMC we’re all in it together
  • Strong programming skills in either C++, Java or Python
  • Master’s or PhD in a quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering or Physics). For Master’s
    graduates, coursework in Financial Engineering is highly preferred

READY TO APPLY?
Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.

IMC: JOIN A WORLD-CLASS MARKET MAKER
IMC is a world-renowned market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide. In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex problems or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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