Come for an internship.
Stay for a career.
Gelber’s success in attracting and cultivating talent often begins with our internship and extends to our new hire program. We believe that trading is an experimental process and therefore has to be experienced. That is why Gelber’s internship and new hire programs offer a unique, hands-on opportunity to trade real money in real time, learn from the experience, and share in the rewards.
Both programs act as an introductory immersion program allowing even the most inexperienced hire the chance to actively engage in an array of markets, quantitative strategies and trading styles, while learning the basic fundamentals. With the support of a program director, an experienced mentor, group managers and a strong peer network, every trader completing these programs will have the resources needed to make an impact from the very beginning.
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Inside Gelber’s New Hire and Programs
Gelber group hires based on both talent and potential. There is no single track for success.
What you will experience as a Gelber intern
- Trading real money in live markets
- Weekly interactive sessions with expert traders and managers
- Introduction to diverse trading styles and products such as currencies spot, options and equity spread trading
- Open-ended strategy focused algorithmic trading projects for quantitative and technical hires
- Shadow experienced traders
- Bi-weekly group outings with peer and experienced traders
- Gym membership
- Network of peers
- 8 weeks long Internship
- 5 months long New Hire Program
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Interns engage in trading, analyzing markets and reviewing market related materials. This experience is designed to ensure that our interns’ leave with a more comprehensive understanding and exposure of financial markets.
- Traders must be:
- Competitive and discipline
- Analytical and creative
- Healthy Appetite for Risk
Quantitative engineers and algorithmic developers engage in trading and high-level projects. The open-ended and challenging projects for quantitative engineers and algorithmic developers focus on finding, organizing, and analyzing data for their assigned managers. In the past interns worked alongside successful algorithmic traders by using machine learning methods to improve the order execution layer of existing strategies. By the end of the internship, they were applying their results, creating/ optimizing a system and testing it live.
- Quantitative Engineer:
- Math, physics and other applied sciences
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Ability to program in either Python or R
- Algorithmic Developer:
- Computer Science, computer and electrical engineering
- Able to program in either C#, C++ or Java
- Combined interest in trading and software development
Core software developer interns enjoy a unique experience working with seasoned software developers while engaging in different aspects of the finance industry. Core developers have the option to participate in discussions facilitated by traders but will work with a small group of highly motivated developers responsible for the architecture, design and development of next-generation infrastructure to support trading activities.
- Computer Science, engineering and information systems
- Experience in either C#, C++ or Java
- Knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts
- Basic understanding of data structures
- Familiar with software testing concepts and practices
- Interest in pursuing a career in software development
- Excellent problem solving skills
Candidates in our networking and information technology internship will work closely with the networking and infrastructure teams to assist in a variety of projects, which include developing and supporting tools for monitoring. This hands-on internship gives candidates a greater understanding of the latest network and IT technologies in the market.
- Interest or experience in:
- Computer networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP, WANS, etc)
- System engineering (switches, routers, firewalls, servers)
- Operating systems (Linux, Windows, etc)
- Network monitoring/management systems and technologies
- Network protocols (PIM, OSPF, BGP, NAT, RSTP, VPN, etc)
- Computer Information Systems
- Management Information Systems
- Computer Science