eTrading & Machine Learning Summer Associate

eTrading & Machine Learning Summer Associate

Application Information


  • Discover how we write the algorithms that power electronic trading
  • Be exposed to all asset classes
  • Work with and learn from a results-driven team

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 intern and discover where technical discipline and business intersect.

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What to expect

As an eTrading and Machine Learning intern, 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.

We are running two streams of the program this year. This allows us to align you with problems tailored to your skill sets and interests. In the Research stream, you will spend time modeling research, prototyping your theory and testing how it can function in various scenarios. The Engineering stream will allow you to code and learn how theory is converted into practice. Your pieces of code could even be delivered into a production style environment.In this intensely computing-based role, you might 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 summer, 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.

Halfway through, you’ll get constructive feedback on your performance. By the time the summer’s over, you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of eTrading business, our culture and your potential place within it. If you perform very well and meet our hiring criteria, you could have a full-time role waiting for you after graduation.

Who thrives here

  • People with strong logical thinking, problem solving, mathematical aptitude and programming skills in JAVA, R, Python or similar programs.
  • Communication skills and a teamwork mentality are key in this role.

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