Graduate scheme

County Dublin

The Role

Our Quantitative Traders are responsible for the design, operation, and improvement of high‐performance algorithmic trading strategies deployed on electronic trading venues around the world. During an intensive period of mentorship and training in trade floor operations, Quantitative Traders learn the intricacies of each step of the trade flow process, eventually integrating into strategy deployment and operation.

This team also has the opportunity to work closely with software engineers to enhance and further develop the firm’s trading strategies. Quantitative Traders not only become experts in trading technology and its interaction with the market, but they also play a crucial role in the evolution of market micro structure and the driving forces behind liquidity. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to kick start a career in the financial technology space.

The Candidate

  • Excellent academic background. All majors welcome but hard sciences preferred (computer science, math, physics, statistics and related fields).
  • Outstanding quantitative problem‐solving skills and mathematical aptitude.
  • Programming experience is required  (Python, SQL, Java or C++ are a plus). 
  • The ability to communicate information precisely and with agility.
  • A physicalizer; a person who identifies issues and creates solutions without rigid direction or fanfare
  • Highly motivated and tenacious individual, with a proven ability to take initiative and work independently and within a team
  • Team player: authentic, genuine person who is capable of working collective goals.
  • No finance background is necessary.

The Process

After passing an application screening, candidates will be sent an online programming test via email from a service called Codility as a first step of the process. 

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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Preferred Degree Subjects

Computer Science and IT

Maths and related

Science and Research


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