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SIG Trading

4.6
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Summer 2020 Trading Intern - Sydney Office

Do you enjoy solving puzzles or playing strategy games? Learn how those interests can be used in a successful as a trader as a SIG Trading Intern!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Internship
Number of Vacancies
5
Start Date
1 Dec 2020

Application dates

Applications Close
31 May 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Economics
E
Chemical Engineering
Engineering Management
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Computer Science (all other)
S
Chemistry
Physics & Astronomy

SIG Trading's global Quantitative Trader Internship offers you the chance to learn from and collaborate with some of the world's best traders, technologists & quants.

Interns start in our Sydney office, spending the first few weeks on a trading desk with experienced traders, before being sent to our HQ in Philadelphia, US (flights and accommodation on us). Gaining exposure both on the job and in a classroom setting, you will learn how traders think about making decisions under uncertainty.

Always Learning

At SIG Trading we believe that there is always something to learn and that ideas can come from anywhere, whether you are one of the founders or fresh out of university. Our focus on education has given us a reputation on Wall Street as having best-in-class development.

The application of game theory and decision science is at the core of what we do and, like great gamers, we are big on strategy and managing risk. Our education includes classes on poker and other games that require strategic thinking, pattern recognition, and quick response time. Many of our traders have studied game theory for years as accomplished, world-class gamers – another opportunity to learn from the best!

What we're looking for
Qualifications
  • Students in their penultimate year of study in a STEM, Actuarial Studies or Finance degree from a university in Australia or New Zealand
  • On course to achieve or Distinction or High Distinction WAM
  • Exceptional quantitative, logical reasoning, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • General computer skills required; computer programming skills a plus
About SIG

Haven't heard of us? SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. Globally our team is made up of 2200 + people, committing our own capital and 'built-in-house' technology to trade on exchanges across the world. By building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are able to stream billions of quotes per day. Our traders, quants, and technologists work side-by-side to implement our proprietary trading strategies, making us leaders in the financial markets. Only by tapping into our diverse perspectives and our commitment to education, can we truly reach our potential. This ability to think together (but not always alike) has propelled our success.

Sig Benefits & Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • 360-degree views of Sydney's Harbors
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly office
  • Round airfare and accommodation for the trip to the USA part of the internship
  • World renown education program
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided daily
  • Casual dress code

We hire on a rolling basis for this program, therefore interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early.

We don't post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third-party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.

Graduate Success Stories


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Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

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Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

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I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun Zhang

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I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

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  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

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  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun Zhang

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun Zhang

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