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Working Student Engineering

Posted 18 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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At IMC, technology is not a department; it’s at the heart of everything we do. Since the late 1980s, we’ve pioneered the use of technology to advance the development of market making and low-latency trading. Today, our technologists work alongside IMC traders in multidisciplinary teams to push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.


This is your chance to gain broad, hands-on tech industry experience while working part-time alongside your studies. Over the course of several months, you'll rotate through three different engineering teams – IMC’s Data Platform team, our Systems Platform team, and our Network Engineering team. Your time investment with each team will depend on your specific skills and interests, which will be assessed during an interview.

Each rotation will involve you in real-world projects and tasks – from supporting on smaller, 2-3 week assignments to leading complex, long-running projects. You'll also play an important operational role, helping to keep our systems up and running and ready to trade. What happens next is up to you: the hands-on nature of this role is designed to give you a clear sense of the kind of work you’re best suited to, whether it's developing the internal cloud or building world-class data platforms. For those who excel, there may be the prospect of a full-time engineering role with IMC post-graduation.


As a Working Student Engineer you will

  • Work closely with experienced IMC engineers and developers to solve problems and advance real-world projects
  • Contribute to improving IMC’s mission-critical trading systems and infrastructure
  • Gain exposure to our broad (and constantly evolving) technology stack
  • Enjoy high levels of responsibility from day one, as part of a small, ambitious team
  • Broaden your skills and knowledge and pursue specific areas of interest
  • Have the chance to prove yourself with a view to securing a permanent role after graduation


  • You want to combine your university studies with hands-on, real-world experience
  • You want to work in a complex, fast-paced tech environment where things are constantly evolving
  • You enjoy being at the heart of the action: as a Working Student Engineer, you’ll work with a diverse range of teams and professionals
  • You want to work at technology’s bleeding edge
  • You want to make a real impact, working on meaningful projects from day one
  • You want to go beyond writing code by gaining broad, hands-on exposure to the tech space


  • A commitment to 20 hours per week alongside your university studies
  • Enrolment at a nearby university in the Netherlands (this is an on-site role)
  • Available for at least 7 months before graduating
  • Academic background in computer science, engineering, physical sciences, or other practical field ideally with hands-on experience of computing systems
  • Proficiency in Python (Java, Go, or other languages are a plus)
  • Knowledge of (and ideally experience with) Linux operating systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in English
  • Natural problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changing environments


Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Before submitting your application, we encourage you to spend time getting to know our organization. Why not start by checking out the latest IMC annual report?

About Us

IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role at the center of the financial markets provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, emphasizing continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves, and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact.

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.
We operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Finance & Banking
Active in 3 countries
700 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years