Are you passionate about challenging the status quo? Are you driven by your curiosity and desire to learn? Do you thrive on problem solving, a process where you recognise opportunity for improvement then iterate and innovate to make it happen?


If so, then join IMC as a Trader! Why? Because at IMC your decisions will have a direct impact on the company's trading profits, and your creativity, teamwork and innovation will be recognised and rewarded. At IMC, Traders actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills. Our Traders have the freedom to find their niche within the firm and excel.

What You'll Do

  • Develop, maintain and enhance trading models, algorithms and systems
  • Trade a range of financial instruments
  • Manage execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
  • Research new market opportunities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure

Your first six months

You will start your career at IMC in February 2020 with a global traineeship. You will have the opportunity to work in international teams and to learn from the best traders, quants, and engineers from around the world. The Global traineeship focuses on enhancing your knowledge of trading, programming, and mathematics. The training module consists of in-house courses and trading simulations developed and delivered by our experienced traders and engineers. Following your training you will start trading on the desk where you will continue to learn from a mentor. At IMC, we foster a supportive environment allowing you the freedom to contribute and assume real responsibility, even on day one.


  • BA/BSc/MA/MSc in Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Acturaries or Physics with a minimum overall mark of at least a Distinction average, or equivalent
  • Experience with programming in MATLAB or Python is a strong advantage
  • Interest in financial markets is a must, but no prior knowledge or experience required
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving and competitive environment
  • Desire to work in a team environment is a must


We are at the core a trading firm, however we value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths. This is also reflected in our organizational and remuneration policies. We believe in fostering a truly flat environment in which great ideas can be recognized as well as put into practice from anybody within our organization.


IMC is one of the world's leading proprietary trading firms and a key market maker in various products listed on exchanges throughout the world. We are a high frequency trading firm and our cutting-edge technology remains at the forefront of everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.

Today, IMC is a team of 500+ people working together to build and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a global team with exceptional people focused on making IMC the #1 trading firm in the world.