Junior Quantitative Developer (Internship)

  • SmartTrade
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 14, 2017
Intern Developer

Job Description

SmartTrade is a Berlin based FinTech-Start Up. We provide technologies for the derivatives trading business of global investment banks such as Citigroup.


We offer a 3-6 months full-time (or a 6 months part time) quantitative development internship. The start date would be A.S.A.P. After a successful internship a long-term collaboration is highly desirable.


You will work on a highly dynamic project under the guidance of experienced quantitative researchers. You will have opportunities to learn:

  • the derivatives pricing models (Black-Scholes, local volatility, Hull-White, …)
  • the derivatives products (Reverse Convertibles, Barrier Options, Credit Linked Notes, ...)
  • the IT technologies from front-end to back-end.


As an intern in Quantitative Development, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • evaluating quantitative methodologies — identifying and monitoring model risk associated with derivatives pricing models
  • designing efficient and stable numerical algorithms and developing high performance computing solutions to support cutting-edge real-time financial analytics
  • literature research on mathematical finance


The ideal candidate for Quantitative Development:

  • is enrolled in a BSc or higher degree (e.g. MSc, DEA,  ...) in Computer Science, Engineering, Financial (or other Applied) Mathematics or Physics
  • has gained initial experience in implementation in Java or of financial mathematical algorithms
  • has very strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • is familiar with coding principles like Clean Code and Test Driven Development (bonus skill)
  • has a strong interest in financial markets (bonus skill)


What we can offer you:

  • An international team with flat hierarchies and strong cohesion
  • Practical and entrepreneurial insights into a fast growing B2B FinTech Start-up
  • An exciting and wide range of responsibility with plenty of room for your own creativity
  • Start-up team spirit: regular team events, soccer-table, many specials