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About Virtu Financial

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About Virtu

Virtu is an industry-leading financial technology firm that operates both proprietary trading and client-facing businesses in the global financial marketplace. Our cutting edge, proprietary technology is core to everything we do. We trade in over 35 countries, across 235 financial exchanges and over 25% of retail order flow in the US is serviced by Virtu.
Our team is a dedicated group of traders, quants and developers that are inspired by the unique and exciting challenges we solve every day. Our culture combines the creativity of a fast-paced start up, with the stability of a disciplined financial services firm. We are a flat organisation and encourage our people to innovate and lean on their teammates for support and collaboration. We have fun, work hard and strive to be virtuous in all we do.

Our Teams

We are traders, researchers and technologists who are inspired by the unique challenges we solve every day.

Quantitative traders 
Our quantitative traders configure and manage our high‐performance, dynamic algorithmic trading strategies. These traders develop an in-depth understanding of domestic and international market structure, become experts at monitoring risk, and collaborate closely with quants and developers to constantly improve our trading strategies. We are always looking for individuals with exceptional academic backgrounds combined with strong programming abilities to further strengthen our trading team.

Developers
Technology is core to everything we do. Our development team builds and implements our cutting-edge trading technology and products while designing highly interactive applications with performance and scalability in mind. We seek developers who love learning new technologies and who write advanced, highly optimised code.

Quant researchers
Our quants are the analytical engine that drive future product innovations forward and improve upon our trading strategies and algorithms. As a team of dedicated researchers, quants are experts in statistical analysis with advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, physics and other STEM-related fields.
 
Sales and product specialists
Our sales teams and product specialists build strong relationships with clients by understanding their challenges and customising solutions to help them improve trading performance. They are experts on Virtu’s suite of trading solutions and the constantly evolving financial markets.

Support teams
These teams are the backbone of the Virtu organisation, and contribute to all levels of our business. From managing the firm’s budget to liaising with key financial industry regulators, our professionals are committed to supporting our global business while helping Virtu maintain its high standard of integrity.

Internship Opportunities

We are looking for passionate candidates driven to learn about the financial services industry. During the 10-week programme, participants will be immersed in the global financial markets through a challenging curriculum that introduces them to all aspects of Virtu’s business. This includes a company-curated global training week, real-world trading problems to solve and engaging social events to get to know our team and culture. Our internship program challenges students to think critically and complete projects that will have an impact on the bottom line. Our internship programmes are open to Third Level Students in their penultimate year of study and you need to be on track for a 2.1 in your degree. 

Application Process

We have an online application process on our website: www.virtu.com/careers Applicants must be final year students, postgraduate students, or have already successfully attained a third level degree qualification with a minimum 2:1 achieved.  We welcome applications from both undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines but hard sciences are preferred (computer science, math, physics, statistics and related fields).

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • 26 Days Annual Leave
  • Health Cover
  • Dental Cover 
  • EyeCare Cover 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Income Protection 
  • Commuter Benefit Plan 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellness Programme
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Appointed GP for GP visits
  • Daily-Catered Lunches
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Gym
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