[Ugrads] Fwd: FW: Internship Opportunity at Weiss Asset Management

Benji Dunson benji at cs.ucsb.edu
Thu Feb 13 14:33:06 PST 2014

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Subject: 	FW: Internship Opportunity at Weiss Asset Management
Date: 	Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:56:40 -0800
From: 	Matthew Turk <mturk at cs.ucsb.edu>
Organization: 	UCSB
To: 	<Benji at cs.ucsb.edu>

Please pass on to students if you think it's appropriate. Thanks, Matthew

*From:*Elisabeth Douglass [mailto:Elisabeth.Douglass at weissasset.com]
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:37 AM
*To:* webmaster at cs.ucsb.edu
*Subject:* Internship Opportunity at Weiss Asset Management

Dear University of California Computer Science Program Representative,

I'm writing to you from Weiss Asset Management, a Boston-based 
investment firm, about an exciting opportunity for your Computer Science 
Program students. I hope that you are able to pass the opportunity below 
along to your department listserv at your earliest convenience.

Please let me know if you can help and if you have any questions. I look 
forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Elisabeth Douglass

Weiss Asset Management



*Hedge Fund Software Development Internship *

Opportunities during Spring, Summer, Fall, and January

Weiss Asset Management is seeking intelligent and self-motivated 
students to work in an intellectually stimulating, fast-paced, startup 
environment. This is not a routine 9-5 programming job -- it is an 
opportunity to have a significant impact through innovation and 
dedication. The responsibilities of a software developer at Weiss 
include building, improving and implementing programs to manage the 
firm's automated trading, live data feeds, model development, real-time 
analytics and investment screening using primarily C#, Python, SQL 
Server, and Excel/VBA. Use of other tools is also encouraged as Weiss 
values and relies on creative problem solving throughout the firm.

*Technical Requirements: *

·Undergraduate or advanced training in Computer Science

·Interest in a broad range of development and technical areas

·Startup or professional software development experience

·Past experience or interest in finance/investing recommended

*Personal Qualifications: *

·Strong aptitude for problem-solving and idea-generation

·Comfortable asking questions and challenging ideas in an open forum

·Able to work both independently as well as in groups without close 


·Intellectually curious -- eager to learn and acquire new skills, both 
technically and otherwise

·Ability to multi-task; flexibility in managing both simple tasks and 
highly complex problems

·Proven track record of building value-adding programs from the ground up

Positions are available part-time (20 hours/week) in the spring, as well 
as full-time during the summer. Interns are compensated with a 
competitive salary as well as company perks. High-performing interns are 
typically offered full time positions upon graduation. To apply, please 
e-mail careers at weissasset.com <mailto:careers at weissasset.com> with the 
subject, "[Your Name], Software Development Intern" in the subject line. 
Attach your updated transcript and resume including GPA's and 
standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.). Please see below for 
















*About the company: *

Weiss Asset Management develops proprietary value-based and quantitative 
strategies to manage approximately $1.2 billion globally. Members of our 
team have advanced training in economics, computer science, physics, 
law, and mathematics, but we welcome truly exceptional candidates from 
all backgrounds. Our approach to problems is cerebral and analytically 
rigorous as we continually review our results in light of new data and 
insights. Collegial in nature, the culture at Weiss fosters cutting-edge 
academic and industry research. Finance experience is not a 
prerequisite, but candidates should have the drive and ability to 
acquire the skills necessary to perform at the highest level. All 
employees must adhere to the highest ethical standards. WAM does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, 
ancestry, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, 
gender identity, genetic information or other characteristic protected 
by law.



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