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Software Engineer Intern

IMC Trading
Software Engineer Intern
Chicago, US
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Job Description

We will begin processing applications in mid-August. Please note, due to high volume, allow up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. If you have a time sensitive deadline, please reach out to


At IMC, technology is not a department; it’s at the heart of everything we do. Since the late 1980s, we’ve pioneered the use of technology to advance the development of market making and low-latency trading. Today, our technologists work alongside IMC traders in multidisciplinary teams to push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops and rapid systems development put new features in users’ hands as quickly as possible.

Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?

If so, then join IMC as a Software Engineer Intern! At IMC, Software Engineers don’t just write software and design technology. They are responsible for spotting new opportunities, developing new technologies and solving problems. As a result, they deliver results and make a difference. IMC knows that having the best software is what drives our business. Software development here is innovative, pragmatic and fun, even as complexity grows.

You will learn what it means to be a software engineer in a real-world environment. The internship program is focused on enhancing your knowledge of algorithm complexity, data structures and writing fluent code. Your responsibility does not stop at programming; it also encompasses knowledge building of our business model and building relationships across our trading and technology teams.

As a Software Engineer intern at IMC you will be supported by both a Mentor and an intern lead who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to educational related trainings, career development sessions, and our incredible social activities and events.


  • Current university student graduating between December 2024 - July 2025 that is pursuing a Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technology degree with a minimum 3.2 GPA

  • Must have strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures

  • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complicated problems programmatically

  • Must have proficient experience in a programming language (Java or C++ preferred)

  • Willingness to interact and work closely with both technical and non-technical employees in a constantly changing environment

  • Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge is NOT required

  • Must be able to start internship on June 10, 2024


Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.


IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex challenges or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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