graduate hardware engineer at IMC

Who we are and what we do

IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide. 

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors. 

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex challenges or taking part in teambuilding, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

what's different about a technology career at imc?

IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone. 

Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time

YOUR journey AS A graduate hardware engineer

At IMC, we are performing some of the fastest trades in the world. Key to that performance is our proprietary hardware and the software that communicates with it. As a business, we continually innovate new solutions to remain competitive in a dynamic financial landscape. If the challenge of using the latest technology to solve problems sounds appealing, then the IMC Hardware Engineering Graduate Program is a great fit for you.

what you'll do

  • Start with a two-week international traineeship in one of our global offices, becoming familiar with the different areas of our business while being trained by the world’s best engineers and traders.
  • From day one, you are immersed in real projects, complex problem-solving, and opportunities to learn from our strongest engineers and traders.
  • Learn what it means to be an engineer in a real-world environment.
  • Develop your knowledge of algorithm complexity, professional design and writing fluent code with our state-of-the-art technology.
  • Learn both hardware and software development skills.
  • Work with cutting-edge FPGA technology.
  • Develop with C++ and SystemVerilog programming languages.
  • Enhance your knowledge of our business model and learn about high-frequency trading.
  • Build key relationships across our trading and technology teams.
  • Work collaboratively in an environment where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognised and rewarded.
  • Be supported by a mentor specifically chosen to work with you and guide you through each step of your traineeship project and onboarding process. 

what you'll get

  • Support from a mentor specifically chosen to work with you and guide you through each step of your traineeship and onboarding process. 
  • Structured training, coaching and professional development opportunities.
  • An environment where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognised and rewarded.
  • The chance to travel the world and work in our offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
  • An inspiring and vibrant work environment in the new Quay Quarter Towers overlooking Sydney Harbour—recently named “the world’s best building.”
  • Weekly social activities, regular team events and an annual company getaway.
  • In-house chef providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • In-house barista providing tea, coffee and refreshments.
  • Complimentary weekly fitness classes and subsidised health and wellbeing programs.
  • Paid volunteer leave to give back to causes that are important to you. 
  • Generous relocation package if you’re not from Sydney.

what you have

  • An academic background in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, with a minimum Distinction average, or equivalent.
  • Desire to work with FPGA technology.
  • Proficient experience in SystemVerilog, Verilog or VHDL.
  • Knowledge of C, C++ or Python.
  • Knowledge of logic design.

ready to apply?

To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.