Employer: Schonfeld Strategic Advisors – Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC
2022 Quantitative Developer Summer InternshipThe Role We are seeking exceptional candidates to join an equity statistical arbitrage team as summer interns. The team was founded in 2018 and is built on a very successful track record of trading systematic strategies powered by scientific methodologies and cutting-edge technologies. The team fosters a working style that encourages entrepreneurship, autonomy and a focus on learning and development. What you’ll doThe Quantitative Developer Intern will work on various challenging engineering projects related to e.g. distributed system, machine learning, cloud technologies, high-performance databases, etc. The ideal candidate will have a mindset of continuous improvement and will seek solutions to further scale and automate our system. We are here to help you acquire new skills and knowledge needed to solve the challenges. You will have enormous opportunities to learn and grow.What you’ll bringBachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree from a top-tier university in a technical or quantitative field, such as math, physics, statistics, computer science and engineering.Mastery of one or more object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++). Python is a plus but not required.Strong attention to details.Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.Collaborative approach to problem-solving.Finance background is not required. Our InternshipThe Schonfeld summer internship provides students with a unique opportunity to experience Schonfeld, our work, our people, and our culture. Interns will typically join a small team and will spend 10 weeks at Schonfeld from June – August. Each summer intern will work on a tailored project that will provide them with real world experience. We provide all interns with a dedicated mentor and manager to help them navigate the summer successfully. Interns will also participate in our learning program, the Sapphire: Summer Session, which aims to provide tangible skills training and education on various functions across the firm and in the workplace. Along with the hands-on guidance and support from managers and mentors, interns will participate in weekly networking events, engage with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alliance, attend panel discussions, and have many opportunities to get to know Schonfeld’s core values in practice.Our culture The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions. In our agile environment, engineers are expected to self-organize and collaborate on the best way to solve problems, and they are collectively responsible for the entire team’s delivery. Engineering teams are small and cross-functional, and value learning and knowledge sharing.Who we are Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses. Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.