ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

We are seeking a Quantitative Trading Intern to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this position, you will assist our Risk desk to succeed in all market making strategy and developing high-frequency trading algorithms.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor proprietary system of trade-based alerts and escalate as necessary
  • Develop robust, repeatable, and scalable operational processes and communicate and manage these daily
  • Provide operational support for trade-related inquiries
  • Provide daily review and explanation of the positions, P&L, and risk profile of the trading book to management
  • Assist with designing, implementing, and deploying high-frequency trading algorithms
  • Explore trading ideas by analyzing market data and market microstructure for patterns
  • Perform ad-hoc data analysis and provide technical support for trading and other related departments

Requirements:

  • Completed or actively pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field
  • Proficiency in Excel and SQL (R and/or Python is a plus)
  • Understanding of fundamental trading strategies
  • Disciplined self-starter with ability to make well-balanced decisions and solve problems under pressure
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Prior experience working within the FinTech industry highly preferred

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office

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