WorldQuant is looking for exceptional software developers to join our team. You must be interested in solving difficult problems, which require expertise at the lowest levels of how computers work as well as being able to turn that knowledge into practical solutions. We seek entrepreneurial, motivated candidates who have a passion for technology and aspire to have an impact. At WorldQuant, you will join a team that is creating state of the art software to enable a fully automated, cutting-edge investment and trading process. Engineers develop software to process vast amounts of data, create distributed financial modeling systems, and trading and investment process automation systems. The WQ Difference: You’ll get to do it on one of, if not the leading, tech infrastructures in the industry. We aren’t rebuilding our infrastructure simply because it’s outdated; we are bootstrapping every piece of technology to drive future growth and be the bar for what others aspire to achieve. Impact: Like most internships, you will work on a real world problem that the organization deems critical to accomplish its goals. Learn how to translate the skills you’ve honed in the classroom to the real world. Generate a new vantage point on how to apply what you learn and contribute more unique, informed viewpoints during class. You will draw more out of your academic training by interpreting and applying what you’ve learned in a more innovative way. What You’ll Bring:Pursuing a degree in a quantitative or technical discipline; Strong GPA & SAT scoresExceptional programming skills in one or more OOP languages (Ex – Java, C++, Python)Strong math / stats background for more quantitative rolesDemonstrated excellence in your chosen field of studyDemonstrate an extraordinary talent or skill unrelated to your course of studyExcellent problem solving and analytical skills with strong attention to detailMature, thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented cultureBe self-motivated and take initiative; ask thoughtful questions to achieve desired resultsAbout WQ: WorldQuant is a quantitative, data & technically driven investment management firm – over 80% of our employee’s code on a daily basis. First principles of technology and innovation drive our process towards understanding the markets. We use computer science, math, and other techniques to seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our culture is relaxed yet intellectually intense. Our teams are lean and agile, which means rapid prototyping of products with immediate user feedback. We seek people who think in code, aspire to solve undiscovered computer science challenges and are motivated by being around like-minded people. WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Great ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess a mindset of continuous improvement. Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower, balanced with the ability to focus and address real-world challenges. There is no predetermined roadmap to future success, and we are looking for people to help us create it.