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Software Engineering

The Software Engineering Development Program empowers team members to solve some of the most challenging programs with innovative strategies. You’ll work side-by-side with quantitative researchers and traders to design, develop, and deploy cutting-edge software.

In this role you will:

  • Partner with business leaders to define priorities and deliver custom solutions.
  • Work on projects involving one or more of the following disciplines: distributed computing, natural language, processing, machine learning, platform development, networking/system design, and/or web development.
  • Program in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Python, R, C#, or JavaScript.

“My days are spent with some of the brightest engineers and some of the most complex and interesting data sets. At Citadel, you can find daily exhilaration in the “who” and “what” you interact with.”

JESSE WELLS, Equities Engineer


Trading professionals bring investment ideas to life and seize opportunities in all major financial markets around the world. You’ll work in a team environment to constantly learn and take calculated risks.

In this role you will:

  • Offer new ideas to improve trading decisions and operations
  • Analyze and enhance trade execution and related tools
  • Develop effective reporting tools and processes

“At some hedge funds there’s a trade-off between size and longevity. I chose Citadel because I can make a difference as part of a close-knit team, while also having a lot of senior executives looking out for my long-term career growth.”


Quantitative Research

Quantitative Researchers use sophisticated statistical techniques to develop next-generation models and trading approaches for a range of investment strategies. You’ll apply your passion for mathematics, statistics, and computer science to some of the most complex data sets.

In this role you will:

  • Develop core algorithms and models leading directly to trading decisions
  • Conduct research and statistical analyses to test hypotheses
  • Conceptualize valuation strategies, develop and continuously improve upon mathematical models, and help translate algorithms into code.

“A quantitative researcher’s role is to blend structured and unstructured data with deep market insights.”

NAVNEET ARORA, Managing Director Of Global Quantitative Strategies


Join us, and be part of the equation

We go above and beyond to create a rewarding experience where the brightest minds can learn and contribute to the art and science of investing. During this program, you will:

Learn valuable skills
Participate in classes, seminars and coffee chats taught by our subject matter experts.
Benefit from mentorship
Receive constructive, tailored guidance to help you learn and deliver your best work.
Make an impact
Apply your learnings in the same types of hands-on projects as our full-time early career employees.
Explore the community
Enjoy excursions with trips to sporting and cultural events and employee after-hours events.

Discover Citadel

Join us for a two-day event in the spring of 2021 to learn about Citadel and the opportunity to be part of our future.

This informative student event for will take place in Chicago and London.