Software Engineer Internship at G-Research

Internship (1-4 Months)
Application Deadline
13th November 2019
Central London and City
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science Information Technology

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Software Engineer Internship

Software Engineering is core to our business. By designing and implementing real-time systems, our engineers are solving some of the world’s most complex financial problems. We are transforming our platforms from a suite of mostly in-house enterprise solutions to cloud-style distributed systems that leverage the best of open source and third party offerings. Join us to be at the centre of this exciting change and have the opportunity to work with technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, .NET Core, Docker, Kubernetes and more as we make the transition.

As we evolve our technology we are also evolving the way we work. Innovation happens at the blurry edge of disciplines so we work cross-functionally to generate new ideas and business opportunities. Developers work closely with our quantitative research groups to deliver valuable data, taking ownership of the full design and implementation lifecycle of projects.

We are currently seeking the brightest students to join us for the summer between their penultimate and final years of study, or as part of a placement year. We offer internships lasting between 12 weeks and 6 months, finishing in September.

Joining G-Research as an intern will enable you to develop knowledge of working with successful legacy systems as they are modernised; a highly sought-after skill. If you’re an innovator, intellectually curious, and want to build world class software, then you’ll find friends and a home with us. You will be performing a challenging and satisfying software development role, delivering improvements to our production code and making a real contribution to a world-class technology company.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Enhancing and supporting the existing trade technology platform and associated toolset
  • Designing and implementing high quality code to work with large data sets
  • Research on raw data, working with quant teams to ensure data quality and value
  • Database design and query performance, as well as optimisation enhancements where possible
  • Maintaining and enhancing existing infrastructure and data processing tools responsible for regular handling of many significant data feeds
  • Responding to the ever-changing requirements of the business

Who are we looking for?

Successful candidates will be strong, competent and practical software engineers. They should be enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in both software technology and the underlying hardware.

  • Excellent academics – candidates should be studying towards a 2:1 or above in Computer Science or Computer Science with Mathematics from a top tier university. You should also have exceptional pre-university academics – 360 UCAS points or above
  • Experience with an object orientated programming language, preferably C#, Java or C++
  • Appreciation of good software architecture, core programming techniques and data structures
  • Excellent technical communication and problem-solving skills
  • We have a strong preference for candidates who have undertaken at least one development internship elsewhere
  • Financial experience is useful, but is not required

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday pro-rata
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines

Interview process

We have a two-stage interview process of our Software Engineering internships. The first stage is a technical test administered via HackerRank, the second is an assessment centre.

Current dates available for assessment centres are below. We reserve the right to add/change dates as required:

  • October 23rd
  • October 30th
  • November 6th
  • November 20th
  • December 4th

(Please note: we will reimburse you for travel expenses to and from the assessment centres)
We are looking for individuals in their penultimate year who will graduate in 2021. This allows us to convert internships into full time graduate roles. It is also expected that you should be able to begin your internship no later than 29/06/2020.

About G-Research

Imagine introducing the next generation of technology to a platform in real-time.

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. By using the latest scientific techniques, we produce world-beating predictive research and build advanced technology to analyse the world’s data.

We are developing the next generation of infrastructure that can effortlessly scale and flex. This capability allows us to adapt to the demanding needs of the business to process and analyse large and varied data sets at speed.

How to apply

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