Careers in IT at Susquehanna International Group Limited
Technology at SIG is at the forefront of our operation. Requiring leading-edge and innovative use of technology, we are a leading force in applying technology to trading. At SIG, our people enjoy working on highly complex in-house software running on the latest platforms available, solving a myriad of challenges to further our growth. With a flat structure and a collaborative environment, our people continue to grow and learn throughout their careers as ever-shifting market demands change the nature of our environment.
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm, founded 30 years ago by a group of friends from Philadelphia who were interested in the financial markets and decision making games like poker. Our European headquarters was established in Dublin 17 years ago and is now home to 450+ employees. As both our European trading floor and technology teams are based together, there is a fast-paced environment designed to facilitate rapid application development and deployment. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are a leading and innovative company in high-performance, low latency trading.
Students studying Computer Science or IT related courses, with a genuine interest in technology and solving unheard of technical problems, and an exceptional analytical and technical mind, are invited to apply for the following programme:
- Technology Associate Programme – Design, build, maintain and support event driven systems that are fundamental to success in the changing marketplace. The core component of the software development programme includes a three month visit to our global head office in Philadelphia. Technology Associates participate in classroom sessions and technical rotations, working with experienced engineers on the development, delivery, support and enhancements of our trading systems and infrastructure.
Name: Keryn Duggan
Position: Technology Associate
Education: BSc Computer Science & Software Engineering, Maynooth University
As part of my degree, we were required to complete a 6 month internship in our third year of studies. I attended a SIG talk on campus and was immediately interested to hear that all SIG employees, whether they are managers or interns, work side-by-side. Coming from a computer science background, I had no knowledge about trading or the financial sector, so it was even more interesting to be given the opportunity to learn about such a different industry.
Now that I have returned to SIG on the graduate programme, it’s great to see projects that I worked on during my internship still being used and developed today. This proves that the work you do really does have an impact. The Technology Associate Graduate Programme presents me with challenges that I was taught about in lectures and gives me the opportunity to overcome them to the highest standard, all while learning new skills too. It’s hard to imagine the incredible speed and power the latest technology can truly provide, but with SIG you will definitely be on your way to understanding and utilising it.
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