Location: Zürich City
Duration: 6 months, starting immediately
We offer an Internship position for an aspiring Quant Engineer wishing to focus on the research and development of economic models, algorithms, computational methods and optimization frameworks for the financial markets.
Your work will focus on investigating portfolio analysis tools from a research & development perspective. While extensive solutions and tools have already been developed, these must be continuously adjusted and improved to reflect state-of-the art developments and changing client needs. This will require developing the algorithms to model and simulate quant methods in Python and Matlab as well as building, managing, and exploiting relevant large data sets. We expect you to document your implementation and to present it to an audience which may include clients of swissQuant Group. You will be supervised by an experienced Senior Quant Engineer.
You must be able to demonstrate in your cover letter that you are motivated to pursue a career in the financial industry and that you have a passion for complex techno-economic challenges and their solutions. You must also fulfil the following qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or a quantitative finance discipline preferably from a tier-one university
Computer programming skills, particularly Matlab and/or Python, Java is a plus
A good knowledge of statistics and engineering mathematics
Fluent in English, German is a plus
Strong communication skills in addition to technical abilities
Basic knowledge of financial markets and instruments
Eligible to live and work in Switzerland