Summer Internship - Technology

London (Greater)
15 Dec 2018
26 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to have an immediate impact in a fast-paced environment while transforming an industry?

Well, we're ready for you.

Credit is a powerful engine that drives global economic growth. At MarketAxess, we are driving a fundamental shift to trade bonds online vs. over the phone-creating a new marketplace that is easier to access, more transparent, and available to participants across the globe. Working at a leading fintech company means being in the moment, exploring new ideas, and meeting clients' ever changing needs. It's exciting to bring tangible innovation to the credit industry as part of a new era in finance.

Formed in 2000, MarketAxess strives to maintain an entrepreneurial culture, where we encourage new ideas and pride ourselves on our ability to execute. Our flat organization offers high visibility across the company. At the crossroad of fixed income trading and technology innovation, MarketAxess offers a unique place to work.

The programme

There is no better way to experience what a career at MarketAxess has to offer than through our eleven-week internship programme. As a 2019 Summer intern with MarketAxess, you will grow your skills through on-the-job training and professional development classroom training. You will participate in a variety of projects working on real business problems, as well as community service and social events. You will be well supported, receiving regular feedback from your manager as well as having a dedicated buddy. Our summer internship programme offers the opportunity to build new professional skills and grow your professional network, as well as providing an in-depth insight into career possibilities at MarketAxess.

This is a full-time, paid internship.

What type of Work can you expect to do in Technology at MarketAxess?

We have three possible internships available in our Technology team.

The first is a rotational internship spending time in both our Production Support and Customer Integration Teams:

The Production Support rotation will be tailored towards your degree discipline and interests and will cover a broad spectrum of skills such as querying the databases utilising any existing SQL skills, UNIX and scripting. It will provide an opportunity to learn the overall infrastructure of the MarketAxess applications, and to work with the team specifically maintaining the Production MarketAxess trading system and help to eventually take the lead on any issues that arise effecting the production environment.

During the Customer Integration rotation, you will learn the individual API on boarding requirements that come in from both Dealers and Clients and work out solutions for technical implementations. You will gain exposure to the FIX Protocol, a common language within the global financial markets to communicate trade information. You will also join in scoping calls with customers to discuss their bespoke implementation requirements. Your creativity and innovation will be tested as you will be encouraged to look for ways to help the team to increase trading activity within MarketAxess.

The second is a Business Analyst (BA) Internship:

In this role you will be part of a cross-vertical Business Analysis team working with internal stakeholders to define technology solutions underpinning the MarketAxess trading business. You will ensure that business drivers behind change are understood, business requirements are adequately defined and impacts on clients (internal and external) are understood and agreed. For this role you will need a keen interest in both the Business and the Technology side of Fixed Income Credit Trading.

You will learn the basics of Fixed Income electronic trading and how they translate in our MarketAxess platform implementation, and you will work with Sales, Product Managers and other SMEs to identify opportunities to improve systems and services by means of new platform features.

Finally, you will need to have a systematic approach and good attention to detail in order to document proposed system changes, create change specifications and input into Sales and Client facing documentation. You'll also need to perform walkthroughs to our Development and QA teams of the documented features.

The third opportunity is a Software Developer internship:

In this role you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working on the delivery of software solutions for a number of concurrent projects. This internship will be tailored towards your degree discipline and interests with opportunities covering area such as: system designs, end to end development using diverse languages (C#, Java, HTML5, AngularJS), BigData processing, etc.

You will be involved in the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) covering the design, build and testing of real world software components following an agile methodology. You will have the opportunity to work in a Micro-Services driven environment providing high volume, real-time processing of financial transactions, through continuous/automated builds whilst maintaining a high level of coding quality through numerous automated quality control tools and processes.

Innovation is encouraged and we actively support and welcome all team members to suggest areas for improvement.

You will need to demonstrate an ability to ensure that a task is followed to a satisfactory resolution and possess the necessary inter-personal skills to ensure that effective communications are maintained both internally and externally to stakeholders, all under the guidance of a senior developer.

What you'll need

Given the type of work you will be doing we think you should have the following personal characteristics:
  • A passion for technology and a desire to learn
  • Strong analytical and technology skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and change
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical colleagues
  • A self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

And, in addition:
  • You will be a penultimate year student (graduating in 2020)
  • Ideally you will be studying computing science, technology, mathematics, engineering or other scientific or technical discipline
  • You will be on track for a 2:1 or above (or equivalent)
  • You will have the legal Right to Work in UK

What you'll get in return
  • A competitive salary (pro-rata) with annual leave paid out at the end of the programme
  • An opportunity to test and develop your skills in a corporate setting.
  • Regular feedback and coaching and an opportunity to learn from some of the best and the brightest in the business
  • A great office location in the heart of the City of London with everything you could want at your doorstep
  • The chance to join our 2020 graduate programme if you do well over the summer

MarketAxess is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and have a fulfilling career.

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