Jump Trading is a leading algorithmic trading firm built on cutting-edge technology, sophisticated quantitative research, and an entrepreneurial culture. Founded in 1999, Jump now has 700 employees across offices in Chicago, New York, London, Bristol, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Shanghai.

We’re focused on deploying cutting-edge technology in distributed systems, networking, and custom hardware to the problem of consistently winning in algorithmic trading across global markets.

Software Engineer | Intern
Paid internship at Jump Trading · 05/07/2021
  • room Londra

Software Engineering Internship (London)

*NOTE - We accept students needing placements or otherwise extended internships. We also allow internships to take place during a non-summer term (for example - the winter, spring, or fall months) if preferable.

About the Role:

Our software engineering internship is an intensive 10-week experience within our core development team that designs, codes, tests, and maintains our distributed trading system.

You will learn the fundamentals of a large-scale, high-performance infrastructure; sharpen your C++ programming skills; and see what it’s like to work as a full-time software engineer at Jump. Throughout your internship you will take on projects targeted for production, which go through our full-cycle process for development, testing, and release using Agile methodologies. May include other duties as assigned or needed.

You will be working side by side with our experienced software engineers and you’ll receive ongoing feedback and coaching from a dedicated mentor throughout the summer.

Our internship program is the primary way we identify top young software engineers for our core development team, and it’s a proven path for earning full-time opportunities at Jump.

Based on your interests and skills, you’ll be matched with projects in one or more of the following tracks:

C++ / Trading Platform Track

Focus: C++ or Python programming, low level systems programming, optimization and performance engineering

Embedded Systems Track

Focus: C/C++ programming, hardware development, driver development

Data Engineer / Data Science Track

Focus: Python, data manipulation, data pipelining, statistics and machine learning


  • Experience with C++ programming on Linux
  • Experience with Python programming on Linux
  • Strong understanding of data structures and threading models
  • Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced environment, deploying new software daily
  • Passion for solving complex problems and learning to build optimal solutions from scratch, instead of simply assembling things from existing libraries
  • Interest in using knowledge from several areas -- such as hardware, networking, OS design -- to produce extremely high-performance software
  • Reliable and predictable availability

  • No finance or economics study or work experience required

Also helpful, but not required:

  • Past internship or job experience in a software development role is a plus
  • Advanced coursework in algorithms, network programming, operating systems, compilers