Internship Quantitative Research and Strategy team

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Are you looking for an opportunity to utilize your programming or database skills in a real-world context? Are you eager to be part of a quant development team inside the front office?

Your challenge

As an intern you will mainly be working with a large proprietary databases used for research, investment and reporting. You will be supporting the daily operations and perform various data analysis tasks. Depending on your areas of expertise, you will make significant contributions to either our database components, the accompanying tooling or data flows. You may investigate next generation technologies and implement and evaluate proof of concepts. Finally, you will be exposed to a dynamic, customer-focused quantitative finance environment.

The candidate will be involved in the following:

  • Manage periodical procedures like generating risk model outputs and generating reports;
  • Development in SQL Server and .NET environments;
  • Data management and analysis;
  • Analyze and test various developments, reporting and data provisions.

 

Your experience and skills

  • Affinity with SQL, C#, data analysis, mathematics.
  • Strong and highly structured programming skills, ideally substantiated with contributions to tangible (GitHub) projects.
  • Fluent English speaking and writing.

 

Your competencies

  • Enthusiastic / motivated
  • Accurate / attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Eager to learn

 

Your department

The Quant Research and Strategy team is responsible for a wide range of quantitative strategies and services provided across many investment teams residing within our Equity, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset platforms. Empirical research, strategy development, portfolio optimization and risk analyses are core activities within QRS.

The quant development team

The infrastructure currently consists of SQL Server database and tooling in .NET (C#/F#). The code base is under constant development as well as being under scrutiny for refactoring opportunities and potential migration to fashionable cloud-based technologies. The quant development team operates according to agile (and even continuous deployment) development principles. The team takes on anything from database design, data analysis and econometric methodologies to GUI tooling.

 

We offer

  • 6 months internship
  • Internship allowance (HBO €450, University €600)
  • 36 hours work week
  • Travelling compensation
  • Comprehensive induction/orientation program
  • Learn from on-the-job coaching
  • Structured feedback sessions
  • Opportunity to work in a team that directly supports the investment process
  • We do not offer internship for the purpose of writing a thesis

 

Application

Note that applications via e-mail and third party applications are not taken into consideration. Next to a resume a motivational letter is required.

For more information about the application you can contact the NN Internship Office, phone: 070 513 4629 or email: stagebureau@nn.nl

 Within two weeks you will receive a response to your application.

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This is what we offer you

Reward

Competitive and attractive remuneration package combined with working conditions that give room for individual choices.

People

Work with experts from various cultural and professional background who strive for better results each day.

Organisation

Exposure to senior management and experts and clear responsibilities and goals.

Work

Diverse global product offering and client base and entrepreneurial playing field.

Application process

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  1. Application

    Fill in the application form and upload your CV and cover letter

    Our advise

    Make sure to include why this position fits you and why you would like to join our company in your cover letter. Your motivation matters as much as your qualifications.

  2. Interviews

    If you're amongst the shortlisted candidates you will be invited for a first interview with a professional from the business. If you convince us that you are up for the challenge, you will be invited for a second interview with the Recruiter and Hiring Manager.
    Additional interviews may also be organised.

    Our advise

    In the vacancy text you can find the required competencies for each position. Next to that we look for people who share our core values: Care, Clear, Commit. In out NN statement of Living our Values you can read what these values stand for.

  3. Assessment (optional)

    For most of the positions an assessment is not required. However, if this a prerequisite, you will be further informed at the beginning of your application.

  4. Offer and Pre-boarding

    Congratulations! After you have accepted our offer we will start the pre-boarding procedure which includes a Pre-Employment Screening Meeting at our office and a reference check.

    Our advise

    Make sure you have your original certificates and diplomas ready so that we are able to check their authenticity during the Pre-Employment Screening Meeting.

  5. On-boarding

    Our extensive on-boarding programme ensures you will experience a smooth transition into our company. From the beginning, we want you to feel a part of the team.

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