Software Engineering Internship - NYC

Location: New York, New York, United States

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Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital. 

Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most complex economic problems.

Technology drives our business — it's our main advantage — and software engineers play a pivotal role.

Software engineers at Two Sigma focus on analysis, experimentation, design, and elegant implementation. They build the scalable tools the organization needs to explore data's possibilities and act on our findings – to mine the past and attempt to predict the future.

As a Two Sigma engineer, you'll champion the rigorous, collaborative, scientific approach that allows us to meet business needs. You'll join a forward-looking, future-reaching organization to build software that will scale with the company.

We attract engineers with a true passion for data. We seek individuals who want to build for today and invent for tomorrow. We value curiosity and insight, balanced with pragmatism and practicality. We recognize both the small steps, as well as the broad vision.

We are seeking a diverse set of software engineering interns to join our team. With a group that includes a Unix Lifetime Achievement winner, Putnam medalists, ACM Programming competition finalists, and International Mathematics Olympiad medalists, you'll be in the company of ambitious high achievers with common goals and a love of learning.

The summer internship program lasts 10 weeks and takes place at our Soho-based New York City office. You will partner with an assigned mentor and work on a single project during the course of your time here, which culminates in a final presentation.

You'll have the chance to attend all Two Sigma events, from brown bag lunches to our ongoing series of guest speakers. We’ll host intern-specific social events to help you get to know other Two Sigma employees and explore all that surrounding New York City has to offer. 

As a student, you will be hired into a general Software Engineering role and matched to a specific team 2-3 months before you start. 

Depending on the Engineering area you join, you will take on the following responsibilities:
  • Building the underlying infrastructure that virtually every other engineering team at Two Sigma uses, such as our distributed storage and public and private cloud environments.
  • Ensuring the reliability of “mission critical” products and systems vital to Two Sigma, such as our main trading system.
  • Using a suite of open source and proprietary tools to build the environments that test and deploy our quantitative strategies, also known as models.
  • Building and maintaining the low-latency, high-performance infrastructure and systems responsible for executing trades.
  • Building and scaling the infrastructure used to ingest data from 10,000+ sources daily.
  • Partnering with our Corporate teams to develop tools, systems and products responsible for increasing productivity and efficiency across the organization. 

You should possess the following qualifications:
  • Coursework towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in a technical or quantitative field.
  • Experience with Java, C, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, or other languages that target the JVM.
  • Experience in large-scale systems.
  • Exceptional programming skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion of with building quality software.
  • We are open-minded in our search for critical thinkers who are passionate about technology. While we analyze the data-rich domain of finance, financial experience is not a requirement.

The weekly base pay for this role will be between $2,900/Week (Sophomore), $3,100/Week (Bachelors), $3,200/Week (Masters) and $3,500/Week (PhD) based on academic degree conferred. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation and benefits, such as a discretionary bonus, health, dental and other wellness plans and 401(k) contributions. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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