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Quantitative Trader Graduate Role

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. Our entrepreneurial culture is driven by our talented team of traders and programmers. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker, operating around the clock and around the globe, employing over 700 people in our offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

 

The markets change rapidly, and we need to change faster still. Every day, we come to work with new problems to solve, new systems to build and new theories to test.  We’re always looking for people to join us and help come up with that next great idea. Our trading is based on our own proprietary models and on busy days we engage in over a million trades. Technology is at the core of how we approach trading, and we consider ourselves as much a technology company as a trading firm. We use OCaml, a statically-typed functional programming language, as our primary development language, and have the largest team of OCaml developers in any industrial setting.

 

Jane Street focuses on technology and collaborative problem solving. Our trading is based on our own proprietary models and on busy days we engage in over a million trades including ETFs, Equities, Futures, Commodities, Options, Bonds and Currencies. Technology is at the core of how we approach trading, and we consider ourselves as much a technology company as a trading firm.

 

Jane Street has an open, informal, intellectual and fun environment. You can wear a t-shirt and jeans to the office every day, the kitchen is stocked with complimentary food, there’s a gym and a games room onsite, and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities at Jane Street through classes, mentoring and discussion. 

 

 

About the Role

 

Traders work in teams to seek out and trade on pricing inefficiencies, develop models, manage risk, investigate new products, and push into new business areas. Experienced traders teach and oversee the less-experienced.  New traders serve as assistants while they learn the ropes, getting increasing responsibility as they demonstrate their ability to handle it.

 

These jobs are highly quantitative and technology driven. Trading candidates will need to have a strong understanding of probability and statistics. Candidates should be effective communicators in a close knit team setting, motivated, competitive and eager to learn. Previous experience or course work in finance, business, or economics is not required.

 

We are interested in hiring responsible, motivated, adaptable, and logical thinkers with strong quantitative skills.

 

Required Skills and Traits

 

  • You will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative subject.
  • You will have a strong interest and aptitude for programming.
  • You will be excellent quantitatively, with a good understanding of probability and statistics.
  • You will have the ability to work in close knit teams in a highly pressured environment.

Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical issues in plain terms are vital to succeed in this position.