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Susquehanna International Group (SIG)

4.7
  • #4 in Trading
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Trading

SIG: AT THE FOREFRONT OF QUANTITATIVE TRADING 

SIG is a leading global quantitative trading firm founded by a group of friends with a shared passion for game theory and probabilistic thinking. SIG began in 1987 when the founders learned to apply the same quantitative decision-making techniques used in gaming to the capital markets.  Today, with more than 3,000 employees globally, SIG trades almost every financial product across markets around the world, with some of the most sophisticated proprietary trading technology in the industry.  

Culture of Gaming 

SIG’s trading philosophy continues to be based on the application of game theory, statistics, and decision science to make rational decisions in an environment of uncertainty. This philosophy is integral in their education programs and the firm's overall culture.

The firm hosts an annual No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament for employees. All of SIG’s employees are encouraged to learn the game of poker, through our classes for beginners and participation in the tournament, since it teaches valuable lessons about making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty.   Fun fact: two of SIG’s employees, Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman, are WSOP (World Series of Poker) bracelet winners.  

Check out SIG’s Gaming Blog: Raise Your Game | SIG's Gaming Blog Written by SIG's Expert Gamers). 

Trading at SIG

SIG primarily engages in two types of trading: systematic and semi-systematic.  

Systematic trading, also known as algorithmic trading or high frequency trading, uses algorithms that make trading decisions based on data from the outcome of past trades and the factors that led to those outcomes.  

Semi-systematic trading uses components of systematic trading, but in these activities our traders also step in to make changes and adjust course when there is new information in dynamic markets in order to make the best decisions possible. 

Strategically utilizing both types of trading is what has made SIG one of the largest trading firms in the world. 

Working at SIG

These are a few key tenets that we believe make up what it is like to work at SIG. 

Make good decisions: SIG believes in a rigorous and analytical approach to decision making. SIG teaches people how to think, not what to think. 

Relentlessly problem solve: SIG employees share a deep desire to take on the world’s toughest problems.  

Collaborate: SIG believes that working together always yields better results than working alone. SIG designs work environments to promote communication, discourse, and debate and cultivates an environment free of bureaucracy. They encourage everyone to share ideas regardless of whether they have been at SIG for 10 days or 10 years. The best idea always wins.

Harness expertise and potential: SIG values the expertise of the people they hire and reward people who are willing to push themselves and offer new solutions. 

Continue to learn: To remain on the cutting of trading and technologySIG expects employees to have a curious mindset and desire to learn throughout their careers. Classes are offered to new hires to learn about the financial markets, decision making, and strategy games like poker. 

Recruitment Process

SIG offers early discovery, internship, and full-time programs for students at the undergrad, masters, and PhD level across Trading, Technology, Quantitative Research, Equity Research and Operations. They typically hire students with degrees in Maths, Statistics, Engineering, IT & Computer Sciences, Machine Learning, Finance and Sciences. 

SIG’s interview process is designed to learn more about you, your skillset, and the type of role that interests you, while you learn more about what it is like to be part of SIG. Interviewers will gather information about your strengths, your interests, and the kinds of problems you like to solve. Don’t be surprised if they consider you for many open roles – SIG is known for getting a holistic picture of candidates in the interview process to determine their best fit.

  1. Application
  2. Online Assessment (Assessing quantitative and problem-solving skills)
  3. Phone/Virtual Interviews (Behavioural and technical)
  4. Final Rounds (Technical interviews, desk rotation, office tour)
  5. Job Offer

Remuneration & Career Growth

Perks + Benefits 

SIG’s culture allows employees of every level to thrive and have an impact. SIG is not your typical financial firm as the environment is casual, collaborative, and focused on continuous development. 

Some of SIG’s perks: 

  • Renowned educational programs that incorporate classroom theory and simulated learning. Many campus new hires are trained in their Philadelphia-area headquarters. 
  • Highly competitive remuneration, attractive bonus, and additional leave entitlements. 
  • Private healthcare and gym allowance, plus wellness initiatives. 
  • Fully stocked kitchen with daily breakfast and lunch. 
  • Regular social, sporting, and community events. 
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation package where required. 

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.7
Overall score based on 5 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.8
Office Work Environment
9.0
Recruitment
8.8
Salary
9.0
Work Hours
9.8
Office Work Environment
9.0
Recruitment
8.8
Salary
9.0
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The people and learning opportunities.
  • Great work life balance and great working culture.
  • Exciting, cutting edge, important and fun.
  • Remuneration
  • Can be stressful at times.
  • Probably not structured education program.
  • Competitiveness
  • Not so adequate training, value delivery speed more than maximizing good software practices and more dated technologies compare to tech companies.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney CBD
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
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Engineering & Mathematics
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General Skills & Pathways
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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
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IT & Computer Science
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Medical & Health Sciences
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Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Sydney
Are you passionate about maths, puzzles and strategy games? Interested in how you can turn this passion into a career?
Applications Close
31 May 2024
Start Date
17 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 250,000 / Year

Package exclusive of superannuation. Health care + gym allowance, plus additional leave

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney
Are you passionate about maths, puzzles and strategy games? Interested in how you can turn this passion into a career?
Applications Close
31 May 2024
Start Date
25 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 200,000 / Year

Health care and additional leave

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I enjoy the intensely collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment in which we do research at SIG

Harry Crimmins

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy the intensely collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment in which we do research at SIG

Harry Crimmins

  • Graduate stories
I’m enjoying the opportunity to tackle complex quantitative problems that aren’t always well-defined to begin with

Robert Chin

  • Graduate stories
I’m enjoying the opportunity to tackle complex quantitative problems that aren’t always well-defined to begin with

Robert Chin

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy the intensely collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment in which we do research at SIG

Harry Crimmins

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy the intensely collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment in which we do research at SIG

Harry Crimmins

  • Graduate stories
I’m enjoying the opportunity to tackle complex quantitative problems that aren’t always well-defined to begin with

Robert Chin

  • Graduate stories
I’m enjoying the opportunity to tackle complex quantitative problems that aren’t always well-defined to begin with

Robert Chin


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Crispin

Crispin studied Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Commerce at the University of New South Wales and is now a Quantitative Trader at Susquehanna International Group (SIG).
  • Day in the life

Crispin

Crispin studied Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Commerce at the University of New South Wales and is now a Quantitative Trader at Susquehanna International Group (SIG).
  • Day in the life

Bowei Liu

Bowei Liu studied a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and is a graduate trading software developer in the tactical team at SIG.
  • Day in the life

Bowei Liu

Bowei Liu studied a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and is a graduate trading software developer in the tactical team at SIG.
  • Day in the life

Crispin

Crispin studied Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Commerce at the University of New South Wales and is now a Quantitative Trader at Susquehanna International Group (SIG).
  • Day in the life

Crispin

Crispin studied Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Commerce at the University of New South Wales and is now a Quantitative Trader at Susquehanna International Group (SIG).
  • Day in the life

Bowei Liu

Bowei Liu studied a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and is a graduate trading software developer in the tactical team at SIG.
  • Day in the life

Bowei Liu

Bowei Liu studied a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and is a graduate trading software developer in the tactical team at SIG.

Videos


SIG's Discovery Day

Find out what it’s like to work at SIG by attending our a 2-day informative and insightful Discovery Day program.

SIG's Discovery Day

Find out what it’s like to work at SIG by attending our a 2-day informative and insightful Discovery Day program.

Advice


Life at SIG

Ever wondered what life as a SIG grad or intern is like? Here is an inside look at what you can expect when you begin your journey with us!

Life at SIG

Ever wondered what life as a SIG grad or intern is like? Here is an inside look at what you can expect when you begin your journey with us!

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