Systematic Strategy Research M/F - VIE New York City

 New York, United States       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


Analyzing existing systematic commodity trading strategies within a rigorous analysis frame with the help of more senior team members. Developing Python code to back test new systematic commodity trading strategies and improve existing ones. Source, scrub and organize new data.

1. Work closely with the trading desk to understand the specificities of the market impact of specific strategy choices.

2. Assist the sales desk in providing custom analyses and commentary on existing strategies and experimental trading systems.

3. Work closely with the broader engineering team to ensure that new concept strategies are adapted as appropriate to the firm’s custom index framework

4. Assist in running new concepts through a rigorous pre-production framework

5.Work with senior team members across sales, trading and strategy design to help articulate a new strategy and design appropriate back testing harnesses

6. Transversal communication across sales, trading and structuring

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The VIE assignment in a nutshell 

This VIE in New York City is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 18 months. The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

Your profile


Graduate with a Master degree from Business school, Engineering School or University, majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics or Finance.

A previous experience in Investment Banking would be appreciated.

You have strong Python programming skills, preferably with a knowledge of RESTFUL APIs, GIT and decorators and a strong statistical background.

You are fluent in English and French.



Attention to detail in all respects (language, data, code).

Intuitive approach to coding and mathematical expertise that places the commercial intuition first

Why Join Us

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities.

Business Insight

Join our New York Flow Strategies and Solutions Team as a VIE focusing on improving existing and developing new systematic trading strategies. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a rigorous quantitative background and strong commercial intuition to learn about systematic sources of  alpha and use their Python programming skills to help the team with the R&D effort. Projects will revolve around formulating, testing and improving systematic trading strategies with a primary focus on commodities markets.. This is a highly quantitative role that requires good communication skills, an interest in the world of systematic trading strategies and a good critical eye.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000XT1
Business unit: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: 02/03/2020
Date of publication: 18/12/2019
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Systematic Strategy Research M/F - VIE New York City

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