If you’re interested in applying for a position at Old Mission, please email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for trading positions will be contacted for an initial phone screen which will emphasize mathematics, probability, and problem-solving. Applicants for technology positions should expect a phone screen, and will be asked for a code sample in a language of their choice.
Old Mission Capital is actively seeking candidates for both trading and technology positions.
Traders work in teams to seek out and profitably trade mispriced securities. Traders are responsible for disciplined decision making, risk management, derivative pricing, and researching new opportunities for profitable businesses. Old Mission is currently accepting applications for Trading Assistants (Asian market hours 6 pm – 3 am CST). We require our Junior Traders to hold no less than a Bachelor's degree or the foreign equivalent thereof in Finance, Business Administration, Computer Engineering or a related field such as Mathematics or Engineering. Superior candidates will also generally possess:
- Knowledge of a programming language, such as C++ or Python
- The ability to work and solve problems as part of team, often in a high-pressure environment
- A strong desire for knowledge and to understand how things work
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
No prior experience in finance is necessary to be considered for a trading position at Old Mission.
Software engineers develop the technology infrastructure, applications, and algorithms Old Mission uses to execute positive expectancy trades. Our automated trading platform was written in C++ on Linux, so it is vital that our engineers deeply understand how to write reliable, high performance software in this environment. Old Mission is currently accepting applications for Software Engineers. Successful candidates will generally possess:
- An undergraduate or advanced degree in Computer Science
- 5 or more years writing software in the Unix/Linux programming environment
- Deep knowledge of C++, including advanced language features
- Experience with Boost and STL
Interns are closely mentored by one of the firm’s senior traders. Responsibilities include quantitative research, trading strategy development, and software development. Interns participate in the firm’s education program, getting a chance to learn about all aspects of trading and financial markets both formally (in classes) and on-the-job. Successful intern candidates will have:
- A strong quantitative background, and familiarity with probability and statistics
- Strong programming skills. Knowledge of C++, VBA, Python and R are all big benefits. Familiarity with the UNIX operation system is a significant advantage
- Great communication skills, both written and verbal
- A strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively and independently
Interns generally work on research projects and tools, making material contributions to the firm over the course of the summer. Internships last 9 to 12 weeks.