IMC Financial Markets is one of the world’s leading proprietary trading firms and key market maker in various products listed on exchanges throughout the world. While our primary business is algorithmic trading, we also consider ourselves a cutting edge technology firm. The mix of high performing algorithms, state of the art software, hardware and the latest technology to connect to the exchanges gives us our competitive edge. Our success is based on a unique balance of talent and technology, particularly the interaction between our team of traders, quants, software developers and other IT specialists. Today, IMC Financial Markets is a team of 400+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our main offices in Chicago, Amsterdam and Sydney.
How we work
At IMC, we operate across the globe as one company, with one trading platform.
While we value the contribution of each individual, we know we work better together. That is why our traders, developers and technologists team up. When talented individuals harness their collective knowledge and experience remarkable results follow.
We believe the motivation to succeed comes from a sense of empowerment. We hire smart people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities and give them freedom and responsibility to develop their full potential.
We listen to all our people because we want the best ideas, no matter who has them. That’s what’s driven the innovation that has put us at the forefront of our industry. And it’s what we believe will keep us there as a great and creative place to work.
IMC makes markets in the major exchange traded instruments - equities, options, futures and
currencies - on over 100 exchanges, platforms and pools of liquidity worldwide.
As a market maker,
IMC's primary role is to help make markets more efficient. An efficient market
is one that is liquid. A liquid market is one that allows investors to buy or
sell securities at any time, in a normal size, and get an instantaneous
execution. As a market maker, we provide that liquidity.
An efficient market is one in which transaction costs for investors are as low as possible. Low costs are the direct result of the speed at which we trade. The faster we are able to react to adjust our prices to information and events that move markets, the tighter we are able to quote, ensuring competitive prices.
IMC was among the first to value the importance of technology and innovation in the evolution of trading. As we invested we grew, from 2 to 400. Today we operate globally – across time zones and continents. Working smart got us where we are. Thinking smarter will keep us there. We believe in making things happen today – and making them better tomorrow.
When joining as a trader or developer, your career at IMC starts with a global traineeship. This consists of in-house courses and trading and development simulations created and delivered by our experienced traders and developers from around the globe. This intensive learning and development program will give you an introduction to our unique culture and a real insight of how we work and what we do. It’s a comprehensive global program, based in our offices in major trading cities, led by our experienced team. The goal of the traineeship is to teach you the core of IMC’s business, introduce you to trading, programming, and the specific requirements of your role. Within two months you’ll be putting what you have learned into practice, trading and creating software, alongside a mentor who is committed to your success and development, in the world’s biggest, most dynamic financial markets.
We offer internships for students in their (pen) ultimate year of studies in the trading and development departments. We offer Internships with a minimum of 12 weeks, throughout the year. As a Trader or Software Engineer Intern, you will be working with latest trading systems and software and contribute to the ongoing development of current projects. Our program is structured so that you will learn about the trading industry and market making while having close interaction with our traders and technologists.
At IMC, we recognize talent and reward teamwork. We believe in giving people freedom and
responsibility. We applaud ambition, encourage entrepreneurship and strive
continually for improvement. We never stop learning; individually and from each
other. The people we hire, work together to deliver solutions that drive
Being smart gets you in the door. Continuously striving for improvement and a restless curiosity will help you succeed. If you have a passion for problem solving, technology and innovation, we have the work culture, training and environment to help you realize your potential. At IMC there are no limits to success. Your career here goes as far as your talent takes you.
IMC financial markets
WTC, D-Tower 3rd floor
1077 XX Amsterdam