JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant Trader
Location:Sydney

Overview

As an Assistant Trader, you will learn the quantitative and game theoretical approach that SIG uses to make decisions in the financial markets.  You will work closely with experienced traders both on the desk and in the classroom who share a passion for mathematics, problem-solving, and technology.  The objective of the Assistant Trader program is to develop you into an autonomous decision-maker, capable of creating profitable trading strategies, assessing risk, and appropriately allocating firm capital.

 

As an Assistant Trader, you will spend 7-14 months in our US Head Office, undertaking a program that is run by one of SIG’s founders and three senior traders. You will be part of a trading desk during market hours, and you will continue learning in the classroom immediately after the trading day ends. You will learn about decision science, game theory, and capital markets in the classroom and in mock trading to reinforce what you are learning on the desk. Poker and other strategy games are also used to further develop decision making skills.

 

SIG Perks

  • Spend a few months in Sydney, then spend 7 - 14 months in our US Head Office (with all of your travel and accommodation taken care of!)
  • Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer long
  • Food, beverages, and snacks available all day
  • A gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines
  • Social events including a poker tournament, dinners, and sporting events

What we're looking for
  • Minimum of a STEM Bachelor’s degree
  • Distinction or High Distinction average
  • Exceptional quantitative, logical reasoning, and analytical skills
  • General computer skills required; computer programming skills a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and competitive environment
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