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2023 Graduate Trader

LIFE AT IMC AS 2023 GRADUATE TRADER

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.

OUR TEAM

We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.

OUR CULTURE

Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.

TRADING AT IMC

IMC is a fast, dynamic environment where you’re trusted to make decisions from day one. We trade different financial instruments in different ways, each of which requires different strengths:

Market Maker: Our Market Makers are highly skilled with mathematics and love problem-solving. Working closely with our technologists, they develop algorithms and execute trades through our world-class proprietary trading software. They’re comfortable with decision-making and adapting to changes rapidly.

Quantitative Trader: Our Quant Traders perform in-depth analysis to creatively interpret data, develop strategies and identify opportunities in the market. Where our Market Makers are the speed demons, our Quant Traders work on longer-term projects spanning large data sets.

Positional Trader: Our Positional Traders have a passion for financial markets and an appetite for risk. Entrepreneurially-minded, they explore new strategies and make decisions based on their knowledge.

As you progress through your training, you will gain experience in both trading styles. We’ll work closely with you, monitoring your skills, performance and preferences and help you find the trading career that is right for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Start with a seven-week international traineeship in two of our global offices, becoming familiar with the different areas of our business while being trained by the world’s best Traders and Engineers.
  • Develop, maintain and improve trading models, algorithms and systems.
  • Manage the execution and risk of complex trading portfolios.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with our Developers and Engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure.
  • Solve complex problems and make decisions that will have a direct impact on the company’s trading profits.
  • Research new market opportunities.
  • Have a real-time connection to the world economy and gain the knowledge to act on it.
  • Be supported by a mentor specifically chosen to work with you and guide you through each step of your traineeship and onboarding process.

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • $200,000 total compensation in your first year, starting in February 2023 (Pro-rated for August starters).
  • Structured training, mentorship and professional development opportunities.
  • An environment where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognised and rewarded.
  • The chance to travel the world and work in our offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
  • A vibrant work environment with weekly social activities, regular team events and an annual company trip.
  • A fully-stocked kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Complimentary weekly fitness classes and subsidised health and wellbeing programs.

WHAT YOU HAVE:

  • An academic background in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuaries, Finance or Economics with a minimum Distinction average, or equivalent.
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complex problems.
  • A competitive drive to win and thrive in a team environment.
  • An inquisitive mind, self-sufficiency and resilience.
  • The ability to make decisions in uncertainty and remain focused under pressure.
  • A genuine passion for financial markets (no prior knowledge or experience is required).
  • The ability to commence in either February or August 2023

OUR HIRING PROCESS

To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Actuary, Banking and Finance, Computer Science,

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  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Locations:

    Sydney

  • Closing Date:31st May 2022, 1:59 pm

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