Our experienced traders and software developers teach new employees extensively, both hands-on and in classroom settings. We look for candidates who learn quickly and are comfortable in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Our firm is a meritocracy and progress in both responsibility and compensation is rapid for those capable of demonstrating excellence in their particular field.

New hires work closely with senior traders to learn how to make exceptional trading decisions, often in a fast paced environment. Traders explore new opportunities and analyze their risks and rewards, collaborating among each other, as well as with Quantitative Researchers and Software Developers. We focus on mentorship of new hires, enabling them to rapidly progress and gain trading responsibilities. Traders build expertise in our cutting-edge trading systems as well as strategies best left unautomated.
Quantitative Researchers
Quantitative Researchers develop trading models and strategies, and apply them by leveraging our cutting-edge trading systems. We explore new opportunities and optimize trading via statistical analyses, seeking to increase profit and reduce risk. We use good judgment regarding the scope and adaptability of model paradigms as markets change.
Software Developers
Software Developers work closely with the trading desks to develop trading software on Linux. Collaboration and mentorship are integral components of our operation. We design and implement innovative products within a matter of days or weeks. Developers obtain functional requirements from our trading desks, closely communicate with each other throughout the implementation process, and interact with the traders and quants from specs to release. We seek candidates who are intellectually tenacious, possess a high level of creativity and rapid problem solving capabilities.

Internship Program

Five Rings offers an intensive summer internship program for rising seniors and other students entering their last year of study. The program includes immersion in both hands-on projects and classroom instruction. We offer a second externship session in January.


Trading Interns have exceptional quantitative skills and a quantitative major. They will work closely with the trading team on research and development projects. Must have basic software development skills.

Quantitative Researchers

Quantitative Research Interns develop models through quantitative strategies and statistical analysis. Must have exceptional quantitative skills and basic software development skills.

Software Development

Interns will be mentored by experienced Software Developers and immersed in significant enhancements to our production trading system. They will also gain valuable technology knowledge with classroom training. Proficiency with C or C++ and Linux is preferred. Python is a plus.