Data Science Intern (Summer 2020)

| Chicago

If you want to understand the data of modern markets at the deepest level and dive into quantitative trading, the data science research internship is right for you. Wolverine is offering the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment where you’ll get exposure to our algorithmic trading and execution systems. Data Scientists work with traders and engineers to develop, test, and implement statistical models and algorithmic trading systems that drive every aspect of Wolverine’s business. Wolverine seeks intelligent and creative individuals who will apply their mathematical and programming skills to complex big data and time series problems. 

What You’ll Do

As a summer intern, you will work on multiple ML, statistics, and data engineering projects using our cutting-edge cluster computing technology and A/B testing environments. You will perform huge data analysis on our algorithms, and have the opportunity to propose actionable changes to fully automated trading systems. You will gain experience with options pricing and equities trading strategies while learning how we approach significance testing, parameter tuning, outlier analysis, and algorithmic optimizations. Our team oversees thousands of data sources and the algorithms that convert these data into actionable insights for our trading strategies. Wolverine provides classroom education, hands-on training, and mock trading. Wolverine also provides fully furnished apartments that are located close to the office, making your morning commute quick and easy. Additionally, Wolverine will host several social activities throughout the summer to ensure an optimal work-life balance.

What We Look For

  • Working toward a degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics, or another highly quantitative field and have an expected graduation date between December 2020 and June 2021
  • History of academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated interest in trading, financial markets, and technology, but experience or knowledge of finance not required.
  • Excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a team environment.
  • 3-month commitment.
  • Experience in Python.
  • Strong background in classical statistics and machine learning preferred.

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

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Technology we use

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    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Chicago's Financial District: we are within walking distance to all of the exchanges and conveniently located for commuting from all over Chicago

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Wolverine Trading Benefits Overview

THE BASICS
Highly competitive salary
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
Long and short-term disability
Retirement plans: 401k and Roth 401k
Profit sharing plan
Generous vacation days

ABOVE & BEYOND
Casual dress
Free, chef staffed kitchen
Teambuilding activities
Monthly social events
Company subsidized gym in building

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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