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Intern - Quantitative Developer - Global Fixed Income (Summer 2020) At Mackenzie Investments

Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

Job Description

Job Description

Quant Developer Intern – Global Fixed Income Department
IGM Financial, Makenzie Investments – Toronto Office

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of investment funds and other managed asset products, with over $161 billion in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel Inc. Member of power financial.

Under IGM Financials unique business model based on leading brands and multi-channel distribution strategy, Mackenzie Investment was founded in 1967. Mackenzie Investments is a holistic asset-management partner for thousands of Canadian financial advisors and the investors they support.

At Mackenzie Investments You Can Build Your Career with Confidence by:

Changing the Game: We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them

Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge

Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians

Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work

Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.

Thriving in a Supportive Environment: We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader


Position:


We are currently hiring an intern looking for a summer term position, May to August 2020. Candidates in an undergraduate program (preferably in a STEM or investment finance field) that will be returning to school after the internship to be eligible to apply.

The candidate will be helping our small but growing team to develop cutting-edge research and analytical tools. The candidates will be responsible for maintaining and improving the team’s existing core quant infrastructures. He/She will work very closely with all members of the team and will be able to gain exposure to all facets of the business.


Responsibilities:

  • Help evolve our current quantitative tools and infrastructure used to construct portfolios, conduct empirical research, and monitor both passive and alpha generating models and portfolios
  • Support and improve the production processes updating database, generating trade signals and portfolios
  • Consolidate information needed for running of the risk monitoring and performance attribution systems
  • Communicate with trading desk and back office necessary to ensure smooth running of the trading processes

Requirements:

  • Possesses strong and demonstrable programming skills in Python and one other secondary language
  • Working knowledge of database query and design (Mongodb or SQL)
  • Experience working with Cloud computing tools (preferably on AWS). Experience working with docker and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of git and CI workflows. If you have a github profile, include it in your Resume.
  • Experienced working with large datasets is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with software design patterns and best practices and a capacity to work with a variety of technologies.
  • Self-starter with strong problem solving skills and the ability to think outside of the box
  • Team player who demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail with an ability to produce quality work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Exhibits strong interests in technologies and finance and is keen to apply the latest technologies to solve fascinating problems in quant investing (docker, micro-services, ci, continuous deployment, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of statistics and finance, understand global macroeconomics and global financial markets

To apply, please include a cover letter, resume and transcripts (full unofficial version) by January 19, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Please visit our Student Career page by clicking on the following link:
https://www.mackenzieinvestments.com/en/about/careers/student-new-graduate-career

We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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