We're one of the world's leading market makers, trading on 100+ exchanges around the world. Founded in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC was among the first to value the importance of technology and innovation in the evolution of trading. As we invested we grew, from 2 to over 700. Today we operate globally – across time zones and continents.
Why Work with Us?
At IMC it's not the hierarchy but the idea that prevails. So, we’ve done away with artificial barriers and built a company that has very little bureaucracy. As a result our people can explore their potential without limits, developing and implementing the systems and strategies that have made us one of the world’s leading liquidity providers.
Why IMC Feels Like “A Group of Friends That Does Exciting Stuff Together
IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.
What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?
We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.
What are some things you learned at the company?
I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.
How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?
I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.