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Jane Street

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Quantitative Researcher (Summer Internship)

Hong Kong, Remote
Construct mathematical models, learn about relevant academic research, explore new ideas, execute studies using our massive research infrastructure.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
1-5
Salary
Competitive
Start Date
6 Dec 2021 - 18 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Feb 2021
Applications Close
31 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)

At Jane Street, we consider trading and programming to be two ends of a continuum. As both a trading firm and a tech firm, we have room for people who love to trade, people who love to program, and people everywhere in between. Nearly all of our traders write code, and many of our software engineers trade. The role you carve out for yourself will be largely dependent on your strengths and the types of problems you enjoy thinking about.

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 engineering roles, this work involves many things: analyzing large datasets, building and testing models, creating new trading strategies, and writing the code that implements them.

The internship will take place between December to February for 10-12 weeks. Depending on the development of COVID-19, we're hoping to host our 2021 internships in the Hong Kong office if public health conditions allow.

About You

  • 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.