Operations Analyst Program

The Operations Analyst Program is SIG’s rotational development programprogramme that offers a broad and in-depth exposure to business operations at SIG. It will prepare you for an operations position that immediately impacts SIG’s business.

Desk Rotations

You will spend the first six months of the programprogramme gaining in-depth exposure to trading by rotating through multiple operations teams. Your rotations may include trade support, compliance, mid-office operations, or accounting. At the end of your rotations, you will be placed in a permanent role that matches your skill set and interests, as well as our business needs.

“The majority of my time in the OA Program was spent on various desks throughout the firm. I sat with operations analysts to learn about their daily responsibilities, desk heads to learn about the business impact of their respective groups, and even traders to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. When I wasn’t shadowing or in a classroom setting, I was often given the opportunity to complete daily tasks to get a feel of what it’s like to be on the desk full-time. In my free time, I was also given project work. Several of the reports and analysis I completed were, and still are, looked at by traders and desk heads on a daily basis . It was rewarding to know that I was having an immediate and important impact on the business.”
– SIG Equity Finance Operations Analyst

Classroom Education

In addition to rotations, the programprogramme includes classroom training sessions focused on developing company-specific knowledge, technical skills, and business effectiveness skills. Weeklong classroom sessions, which are led by business heads at SIG, take place in-between rotations and help solidify concepts learned on the desk.

“Before arriving at SIG for my first day on the job, my education had already begun. I was provided with books to familiarize myself with the way SIG thinks and the systems SIG uses. During the program, I went through classes for Excel, SQL, and proprietary systems, as well as numerous presentations related to SIG’s businesses. This education helped generate ideas for ways to implement technical solutions to increase efficiency for the firm.”
– SIG Equity Finance Operations Analyst

Mentorship

Throughout the programprogramme, you will be mentored by a senior member of SIG’s Operations team, who will work with you to guide your development process. Your mentor will be available as a resource for you, to provide insight and advice as you grow with SIG.

Career Path

Our Operations team fosters an intellectually stimulating environment that is open to new ideas. Our flat hierarchy allows for Operations Analysts to work with key members of the firm and impact our business as soon as they start.

“During my time in the OA program, I gained exposure to the firm and developed relationships that allowed me to hit the ground running when I was ultimately placed into the Equity/Index Operations group. Once placed, the more I learned, the more responsibility I was given, ranging from daily tasks to projects for the trading desk I supported. As I began automating processes and gaining experience, my role evolved into a more senior role. I now am responsible for overseeing some daily desk operations and deeper dives into ideas and issues.”
– SIG ETF Sales Desk Associate

Operations Analyst Programme

Our Operations Analyst (OA) Programme offers a unique and broad learning experience. The programme provides a blend of education, skill building and exposure to SIG and to the financial services industry. The programme prepares you for an operations position that immediately impacts SIG’s business.

Desk Rotations

During the twelve months of the OA Programme, you will be embedded in various rotations within SIG’s trading operations teams to gain in-depth knowledge of key business areas such as trade support, trading operations, settlements and equity finance. These rotations will incorporate hands-on experience through daily activities and project work. At the end of your rotations, you will leverage your diverse knowledge of the business and network of colleagues as you are placed in a permanent role that matches your skills and interests as well as our business needs.

Classroom Education

In addition to rotations, the programme includes classroom training sessions focused on developing company-specific knowledge, technical skills, and business effectiveness skills. Weeklong classroom sessions, which are led by senior managers at SIG, take place in between rotations and help solidify concepts learned on the desk. You will also have the opportunity to attend classroom sessions at our global head office just outside of Philadelphia, where you will meet with and learn from our US based colleagues.

Mentorship

Throughout the programme, you will be mentored by a senior member of SIG’s operations team, who will work with you to guide your development process.

Projects

You will participate in various projects that include process evaluation and project planning while also using your excel/VBA and Access skills picked up in the classroom and on rotation. On completion you will present your projects to senior members of the Operations Department.

Operations Analyst Internship

Our Operations internship is designed to introduce you to SIG’s business areas and unique culture. You will be assigned to a specific desk where you will work on a combination of long-term projects and daily tasks. In addition, you will have the opportunity to spend time on other desks to broaden your understanding of operations as a whole. Our summer programprogramme provides an informative internship experience and serves as the primary hiring source for our full-time Operations Analyst programprogramme.

Intern Education

As an intern, you will participate in classes that will cover key theoretical subjects through a series of lectures offered either during the workday or after hours. Topics include technical training, operations & trading desk overviews as well as probability and expectation.

“My internship with SIG was the first time I was exposed to the concepts, technology, and environment of a fast paced trading firm. Though I felt overwhelmed at first, I quickly became comfortable and confident as I started SIG’s educational program. The teachers, who were also my co-workers, covered topics such as options theory, history of the markets, and technology training. As an intern, SIG gave me the tools and knowledge to contribute to my team in a faster and more meaningful way. As a current full time employee, I now have the opportunity to share my knowledge with each new class of interns as an instructor teaching Excel VBA and SQL.”
– SIG Index Options Operations Analyst

Intern Perks

  • Free housing is provided and conveniently located near SIG at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm and we wear shorts all summer long
  • Game room with golf simulators, game tables (poker, pool, ping pong, etc.), multicade classics video games, and Play Station/Xbox video area
  • A 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classes
  • Social events such as a poker tournament, dinners in Philadelphia, and sporting events
  • Discounts for shopping, travel, dining, entertainment, and attractions
  • On-site services such as dry cleaning and laundry, auto repair and detailing, barber, and ATM

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