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Software Engineer

Jump Trading
Software Engineer
Chicago, US
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Job Description

About the Software Engineer Internship:

Our software engineering internship is an intensive 10-week experience with our technology team that designs, codes, tests, and maintains our distributed trading system and one of the world’s largest supercomputers.


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.

In the next phase of the internship, you will take on projects working on production code and gain experience with our full-cycle process for development, testing, and release using Agile methodologies. You will apply your programming and analysis skills to contribute to our real-time large-scale, high-performance trading platform and related infrastructure.


  • Hands-on experience and a high level of proficiency in one or more of the following:

  • C++ development on Linux platform

  • Python development on Linux platform

  • 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

* No finance or economics study or work experience required


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