This January, Jane Street is excited to host our INSIGHT program for the third year. We’re inviting women to spend four days in New York to learn more about what we do and how we do it through a set of trading and programming classes and activities. Attendees will receive an in-depth look into the ways we use math and computer science, as well as insight into the different roles that exist within our firm.
Selected students will arrive in New York the evening of January 7th and will depart the morning of January 12th. Jane Street will provide all travel to and from New York, housing, a variety of social events throughout the week and a $500 stipend. Our office is located in Brookfield Place and the hotel where you’ll be staying is just a few blocks from the office.
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker. With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, we operate around the clock and around the globe.
Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 750 people. We are always recruiting top students and the environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. The dress code is casual, the kitchen is stocked and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion.
In the trading program, students will learn about mathematical and financial topics such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage through a combination of short classroom lectures, group games, and mock trading sessions. There will be a main curriculum of core subjects, with flexibility to explore alternative areas of interest for those already familiar with a given topic. These activities are structured to provide a foundation for and a broad overview of our work, and there will be plenty of opportunities for close interaction with our traders
Students selected for the software development program will learn about OCaml and the libraries and tools that we use in our everyday work, as well as the fundamentals of building electronic trading systems. The students will put these tools to use by writing the backend and UI for a computer game and a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange. These activities will involve a combination of classroom lectures, group games and exercises, and one-on-one mentorship.
Women interested in attending should apply below to be considered for a spot in the program.
|After the application deadline, some applicants will receive an invitation to complete a puzzle or coding challenge based on which group you applied for.
The deadline to apply for this event is Sunday, October 21st, 11:59pm ET. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email JSINSIGHT@janestreet.com.
Good luck with the application process and we hope to meet you soon!