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Electronic Trading Associate - Expert Off Cycle Intern Programme - 2023

Paris, Île-de-France Region

Internships at Barclays

Our internships are the perfect introduction to the world of financial services. You’ll be immersed in your chosen business area, learning from our people and taking on real business challenges.

Wherever you join us, you’ll discover a platform to help you absorb the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress on your journey at Barclays. You’ll receive genuine support and encouragement, with both senior and junior mentors to guide you; and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in networking and social events. We want you to feel part of our community from the very start.

Key information

Date live Oct. 18, 2022

Business Area Barclays International

Area of Expertise Campus - QA Off cycle

Contract Off-Cycle Internship

Reference Code 00279965

Job description

The team that powers electronic trading

The Statistical Modeling and Development team, as part of Barclays’ Front Office trading, creates eTrading (agency and internal algorithms) models, machine learning models, undertakes other data science and software development projects. The team partners with Sales & Trading, Technology, Risk and other control functions to deliver industry-leading algorithms for automated pricing, risk management and execution across all asset classes. Join us as an off-cycle analyst and discover where technical discipline and business intersect.

What to expect

In general, as an eTrading and Machine Learning off-cycle analyst, you’ll take your first steps in the extremely challenging and fascinating world of algorithmic trading & data science. Working with a broad spectrum of colleagues, you’ll learn how data science fits into our business. What’s more, you’ll help our team to turn mathematical and algorithmic ideas into trading reality.

During the 3 -6 months you will be with us, we will be running two streams which allows us to align you, with the best choice of problems you like to work on, and also with problems that best suit your skill sets.

In the Research stream, you will be concentrating on modeling research, prototyping your theories and testing how they function in various scenarios.

Alternatively, the Engineering stream will allow you to learn how theory actually gets converted to practice. Your coding will become part of Barclays suite of electronic trading products.

In this intensely computing-based role, you are likely to get involved in:

  • learning to use statistical models and algorithmic coding in practice
  • test practical machine learning techniques
  • researching and implementing new models
  • expanding our computational platform by helping solve complex software development problems.

How you’ll develop

Throughout the off-cycle programme, our support will help you deliver your best work. In our team-driven environment, you’ll find that mentoring happens naturally and friendships are easy to form. Mentors will guide your progress, and networking and social events will provide a fully rounded experience.

As part of your role, you’ll receive performance feedback. Once you have completed the programme, you will have a solid understanding of the eTrading business, our culture and your place within it.

To be considered for this program, you must:

  • be working towards (or have recently completed) a PhD or Master’s in a technical discipline such as statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, quantitative finance, operations research or similar

Who thrives here:

  • people with strong logical thinking, problem solving, mathematical aptitude
  • people with exceptional computational thinking and strong programming skills in JAVA/C++, R, Python or similar programming languages
  • communication skills and a teamwork mentality are key in this role.

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What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference. See some of the benefits* you could receive when joining us full-time.

Paid holiday and vacation

Competitive pay

Private medical care

Disability assurance

Flexible working

Life assurance

Voluntary benefits

Retirement planning

*This is an example of benefits offered to full-time employees. Specific benefits may vary based on the type of role, programme and location.

What makes a successful Intern at Barclays?

These key qualities will help you lay a solid foundation for success on our programmes. From day one, we’ll help you further develop and strengthen them. We’re ready to help you achieve your aspirations and make the most of everything we have to offer.

Qualities we look for: Resilient, adaptable, confident, driven, empathetic, curious

Why Barclays?

There’s no other business quite like Barclays. There are no other careers quite like ours. We’re here to champion your development, and we truly want you to enjoy your career journey. We’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to make the most of this experience. And you’ll have the chance to make a genuine contribution to our inclusive culture and support our purpose as we serve our customers, clients, communities and colleagues.

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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