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.
Researchers at Jane Street are responsible for building models, strategies, and systems that price and trade a variety of financial instruments. As a mix of the trading and software developer roles, this work involves many things: analysing large datasets, building and testing models, creating new trading strategies, and writing the code that implements them.
- Be able to apply logical and mathematical thinking to all kinds of problems. Asking great questions is more important than knowing all the answers.
- Write great code. We mostly write in OCaml, so you should want to learn functional programming if you don't already have experience with it.
- Have good taste in research. The problems we work on rarely have clean, definitive answers. You should be comfortable pushing in new and unknown directions while maintaining clarity of purpose.
- Think and communicate precisely and openly. We believe great solutions come from the interaction between diverse groups of people across the firm.