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Strategy Development


Job ID: 443

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HRT is seeking exceptional full-time students to join our Algorithm Development summer internship program. Algorithm Developers at HRT focus on the research and implementation of automated trading strategies. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to rotate between our high-frequency trading, multi-frequency trading, and/or machine learning teams. In close collaboration with your mentors, you will apply sophisticated quantitative modeling techniques to understand and predict market behavior and write software to improve our trading strategies.

We are looking for quantitatively-driven and practically-minded programmers, scientists, and mathematicians who are excited to collaborate with others to solve the most challenging problems in our field.

What to Expect

  • Leverage our proprietary infrastructure (Python/C++) in conjunction with third-party tools to conduct quantitative research and data analysis
  • Use machine learning and time series techniques to derive novel insights regarding market behavior from large and complex datasets
  • Work on real projects in close collaboration with experienced researchers, traders, and developers
  • Use our world-class compute cluster to run simulations and crunch data
  • Build predictive models for financial markets using a combination of market and non-market data
  • Attend and participate in Tech Talks that provide an overview of markets and HRT’s trading philosophy
  • Enjoy a curriculum of speakers, trading games, mentorships, and social events throughout the summer


  • You are a full-time undergraduate, masters, or PhD student in a quantitative discipline (math, physics, computer science, statistics, or a related program) who is eligible for full-time roles in 2025
  • Experience programming in Python is a must; C++ is a plus for those interested in high-frequency trading
  • Experience with statistical analysis, numerical programming, or machine learning in Python, Pandas/Numpy, R, and/or MATLAB
  • A passion for applying quantitative models and technology toward solving real-world problems
  • Strong communication skills


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.


About Hudson River Trading (HRT)

At Hudson River Trading (HRT) we are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments, and our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

HRT’s founding partners graduated from Harvard and MIT with degrees in computer science and mathematics, and founded HRT in 2002. Armed with programming skills and sharp quantitative minds, the founders hypothesized that by applying a fresh take to trading stocks, one that truly leverages the power of technology, they could meaningfully impact a world still dominated by manual operators. Very quickly, their algorithms saw success in the markets and HRT grew from their origins in US equities to a global, multi-asset class trading firm.

Today HRT employs over 800 brilliant minds from a variety of disciplines—from highly technical to deeply mathematical to the liberal arts. We are critical thinkers and eager automators, chasing new solutions to any problem we encounter.

We trade on nearly all of the world’s electronic markets, and are a leading voice for fair and open markets. Our internal code of ethics far exceeds the expectations of the regulatory environment in which we operate. We are conscientious market participants advocating for fair and transparent markets for everyone. This philosophy influences every aspect of our research.