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PDT Partners // PDT Partners is a global investment manager.
 
Engineering, Internship    New York City    Posted: Saturday, September 04, 2021
 
   
 
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Experience: Undergraduate Juniors up to Masters students

Education: Currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree in a rigorous Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other highly-technical field of

Position Type: 10 Weeks

Opportunity:

PDT Partners a quantitative investment manager - is seeking talented students for internships focused on Platform Engineering (systems, network engineering, DevOps, infosec, container orchestration, etc.).  Our custom-designed program enables students to contribute to our technology-critical, algorithmic trading business while honing their technical skills.

Students will work closely with highly accessible & supportive senior engineers for every project. Mentors are deeply technical hands-on engineers who provide guidance during the project, & they are available for design sessions, discussions, & learning throughout the program.

The program's social events - PDT summer picnic, movie nights, ice cream social, bowling night, Yankees/Mets games, board game nights, food-centric activities, & access to variety of affinity groups all provide excellent opportunities to get to know our team.  Even in the instance of a remote internship, we make sure to plan regular events to build a strong sense of camaraderie.

PDT is a fun & collaborative community of passionate engineers, science fiction fans, musicians, martial artists, extreme-sports enthusiasts, volunteers, & foodies who enjoy a non-hierarchical, professional environment. Diversity, equity, inclusion, & philanthropy are part of the fabric of our firm. Part of why were able to maintain our unique culture is because were committed to hiring kind people, maintaining a community that fosters a sense of belonging, & using our good fortune to help others outside of PDT.

  • Faced problems that don't have well-defined solutions - creativity is essential to come up with the best possible answers, including ones that explore new technologies 
  • Learned about the infrastructure needed to support a quantitative trading business
  • Gained experience with multicast market data distribution
  • Analyzed the latency impact of network buffering
  • Applied machine learning to log data sets into order to determine behavioral anomalies
  • Automated the provisioning of cloud infrastructure, including compute, services, & storage
  • Developed GitOps-driven configuration management for consistent global deployments at scale
  • Added core components to our cloud-based Kubernetes infrastructure
  • Analyze alternatives for audio & video conferencing
  • Infrastructure automation with Python, PowerShell, etc.

Ideal candidates wish to learn more about or are already familiar with:

  • Using software & automation to solve problems
  • Distributed computing, including hybrid cloud architectures
  • Operating Systems, including low-level performance tuning & analysis
  • Global hybrid networking, including automated configuration & packet analysis
  • Petascale storage systems
  • Information security
  • SaaS solution integration

Additional skills & attributes required

  • Interest in working in a world-class, professional environment
  • Smart, fast-learner, intellectually curious, problem-solving approach
  • Can-do attitude, with sense of urgency
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Committed to improvement & keen to apply constructive feedback
  • Excellent academic background from a rigorous & challenging computer science program
 
 
 
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