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Volta Ventures
Volta Ventures

Quantitative Research Intern - Digital Assets



Brussels, Belgium
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Keyrock was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown from 3 to over 170 people today. As an industry recognized liquidity provider and market maker, Keyrock is a leading European creator of algorithmic trading technologies in the digital asset space. With VC backing including Series B investment from Ripple, a constantly expanding global client base, Keyrock is one of Belgium’s fastest-growing fintech companies.

We’re currently active on over 80 exchanges and count numerous marketplaces and asset issuers among our clients, including some of the best-known companies in the digital assets space.

Keyrock's beating heart is its technical team filled with crypto and DeFi natives, software engineers, digital scientists and academics, who themselves are supported by university professors, industry-leading experts and a strong management team. Over the years Keyrock has become a company that is both idealistic and practical.

What we are looking for…a Quant Research Intern for the EMEA Time zone, supporting our core Algorithmic Trading Business.

What we are looking for

A dynamic Quant Research intern to work in collaboration with our engineers, data scientists and quantitative traders. An ideal candidate lives and breathes math and statistics, loves solving hard, ambiguous challenges.

What you will be doing

  • Helping building models to create new trading strategies

  • Structuring and implementing algorithmic trading strategies

  • Backtesting algorithmic trading strategies

  • Monitoring market performance

  • Market analysis

Competencies, skills and experience

As a quantitative trading researcher, you have strong analytical capabilities and are fully comfortable with financial markets and trading algorithms in order books. You are/have:

  • An understanding of digital assets and blockchain technologies

  • General understanding and interest in financial market structure

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communicator

  • Programming skills in Python highly regarded

  • An educational background in a hard science eg. maths, astronomy, physics, quant finance, etc.

  • The ability to take ownership of a project while collaborating on it with colleagues

  • Fluent in English

Our philosophy

We believe the most important aspect of our recruitment process is self-awareness: we are looking for people who have a clear understanding of themselves and what they are looking for in their professional career. That means that we expect to work with people who not only have the right skills, but who have also made the conscious decision to look for a company in our industry and with our characteristics.

Our offer

  • A 6 month paid internship at Belgians leading digital assets company

  • The opportunity to learn about digital assets and blockchain from a 30,000 ft view of the entire ecosystem

  • Working from one of Brussels newest, nicest and most advanced office spaces