Quantitative Trader Intern (Summer 2020)

| Chicago

Quantitative Trader Intern (Summer 2020) at Wolverine Trading 

Are you an inquisitive person? Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Wolverine is offering you the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment where you’ll get exposure to our various trading desks. You’ll get to work alongside our traders, who are actively observing the markets, finding opportunities, and managing risk, using state-of-the-art software developed by our talented traders and engineers. Wolverine is seeking intelligent and creative individuals who are looking to make an impact from day one in a highly competitive industry. Don’t know options or markets? No problem. Wolverine provides in-house education and training to all interns.

What You’ll Do

As a summer intern, you will be completely immersed in the exchange listed options trading world. Interns will work closely with junior and senior traders to develop strategies, analyze trading systems, and investigate volatility in the markets, with intention of positively impacting Wolverine profits. You will have the opportunity to use advanced statistics and ML techniques and apply them to the financial markets or develop complex tools to assist trading operations. 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 financial engineering, computer science, finance, economics, mathematics or any related science discipline 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 a programming language, Python and C# 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

  • Engineering
    • .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 Chicagoland

An Insider's view of Wolverine Trading

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wolverines know how to work hard and play hard! Work-life balance is a core component of our culture. We believe you cannot be truly satisfied at work if you do not make time for yourself. By 5pm our office is mostly empty and you will not see the lights on over the weekend. Our generous vacation package allows us time to unwind or go explore!

Sarah Mueller

Recruiting Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Wolverine, we are on the cutting edge of big data technology and low latency trading. My day-to-day work involves optimizing system speed to the nanosecond while training statistical models on data sets that grow by billions of rows per day. We are always following the data that indicates the largest impact, so no two days are ever the same.

Abigail LaPier

Quantitative Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Wolverine fresh out of college. What I discovered was a technology driven culture that encouraged me to explore. Wolverine has opened doors to places I didn’t even know existed. And no one stands in the way of a good idea.

Jordan Pezen

Software Engineer

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
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)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Wolverine hosts one firmwide outing every month as well as many more throughout the year
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Many educational classes are offered in-house by our Education team, we also take advantage of various seminars and conferences throughout the year
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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