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Investment Engineer Intern - Summer 2022

Company: Bridgewater Associates, LP
Location: Westport
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

In a nutshell we are looking for people who have a:

  • Passion and knack for building data models and algorithmic systems that solve complex investment problems
  • Deep interest in markets, finance, and investing
  • Great analytical mind
  • Desire to work with the best people in a highly entrepreneurial and collaborative environment What does Bridgewater do? Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world's markets and economies work - using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles. Powering this engine requires a diverse community of investment professionals, technologists, managers and other specialists. The firm attracts independent thinkers who share a commitment to achieving excellence in their respective lines of work and operating in our unique culture. Bridgewater was founded in 1975 and its principal offices are located in Westport, CT - an hour outside New York City. What is Investment Logic Engineering? As an Investment Logic Engineer, your mission is to understand how the world's markets and economies work and codify this understanding. You will spend your time designing and building the algorithms which are used to generate Bridgewater's views on markets, translate those views into portfolios, and trade those portfolios. Every piece of investment logic is owned by an Engineer who:
    • Is an expert in their investment domain and can hold the whole model of the investment system in their head
    • Designs systems that beautifully express and run our investment logic and evolves with our investment understanding
    • Runs and develops a team of engineers to build and maintain the investment system We also shape how Bridgewater does investment research:--we deeply understand how exploration is done and evolve the methods and tools to more rapidly develop breakthrough insights. What is the Investment Logic Engineering Ethos? We are an Engineering owned and led organization which strives to balance fierce independence with incredible community support in an environment that is intellectually vibrant and driven to make a mark on the world as a collaborative force. Our core values:
      • Honesty, transparency, directness, personal accountability, driven by doing what's right for the organization
      • Holding a very high bar for each other, everything we do, and everything we build
      • Actively engaging in shaping our environment and how we do things. You create the culture again every day you come into the office - it must be highly dynamic and owned by all of us.
      • Autonomy and self-motivation: we are here to enable and develop (not manage) great people who share our way of being and passion for working on important problems that have big impact What is the opportunity for summer intern hires?
        • We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who have a high affinity for building well-engineered solutions to complex problems pertaining to economics, markets, portfolio management and trading
        • Summer interns will work on a challenging investment engineering project throughout the course of their internship with the potential to have real impact in our investment process and to shape how we do work
        • Interns will also participate in a summer-long Investment Engineering class which will give each participant a well-rounded experience that covers the gamut of the problems we face and the thinking required to solve them
        • Top summer interns will receive full time offers to join the team following the successful completion of their degree *Please note that our Summer 2021 Internship class is full. This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please click here to view Bridgewater's Privacy Policy, which applies to personal information collected about you in connection with this job application. For California residents, please click here for our California Consumer Privacy Statement. How did you hear about Bridgewater Associates? --*
          Please select If "Through an employee", who, and what was your relationship with them?
          If "Other", how?
          How did you hear about this position? --*
          What year are you expected to graduate? If you have already graduated, please put your graduation year. --*
          Please select What is/was your undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale? --*
          Please select Please select one standardized test you have taken and would like to report. (If other, please specify type of test on the next question) --*
          Please select Please describe your leadership experience to date. --*
          Please select Please review the "Bridgewater Recruiting Terms and Agreement", and then select "I Agree" to continue: --*
          Bridgewater Recruiting Terms and Agreement Please select Have you ever been engaged in the recruiting process, spoken to anyone about a role at Bridgewater Associates or interviewed for a position? --*
          -- Have you ever been employed by or worked directly for Bridgewater Associates in any capacity? --*
          Please select If "Yes - Consultant or vendor" which company?
          Are you, a relative*, partner, or member of your household: currently employed by, having prior employment history with, and/or having any past or present affiliation** with an: asset management firm, asset management consulting firm, institutional investor (e.g., corporate or public pension fund, sovereign wealth fund/central bank, hedge fund of funds or External-Chief Investment Officer, or money management office of an endowment/foundation/family office), a broker or dealer in a trading or sales capacity, or a service provider or outside partner to Bridgewater (only if you are already aware). *Child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, in-law, domestic partnership, or adoptive relationship **Officially attached to or connected to an organization in volunteer, paid or non-paid, in a substantial or consultative fashion, including serving on the board of directors or governance board --*
          -- If "Yes", please elaborate, including if your organization has any current interface with Bridgewater.
          Do you currently work, or in the past two years have you worked, for one of the following organizations? --*
          Please select Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
          -- Will you now or in the future require "sponsorship for an immigration-related employment benefit"? --*
          -- Are you subject to any agreements that may apply to your employment at Bridgewater Associates (e.g. non-compete)? --*
          -- Bridgewater operates in an incredibly competitive industry and in a highly regulated environment. As part of the recruitment process, Bridgewater must explore that there are no actual or potential conflicts of interest. Answers to the following questions will help us identify any actual or potential conflicts of interest. --*
          Do you hold any positions or have any professional, business, or employment affiliations that fit into one of the categories referenced below?
          • Board position at a public company
          • Membership or related affiliation on an investment committee
          • Membership or related affiliation on an expert network
          • Employment at a government agency or as a public official (any employee of a government or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof), whether elected or appointed
          • Employment for a business that overlaps with, or competes with, Bridgewater -- If "Yes", please elaborate and provide sufficient detail such that Bridgewater may assess any actual or potential conflict of interest.
            Do you have any other personal commitments, or other personal affiliations, that that may pose an actual or potential conflict of interest? --*
            -- If "Yes", please elaborate and provide sufficient detail such that Bridgewater may assess any actual or potential conflict of interest.
            Gender and Race/Ethnicity --*
            Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, civil union status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or expression, present or past mental disability, learning disability, physical disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.You are invited to VOLUNTARILY self-identify your gender and race/ethnicity. This information will be kept as confidential as possible and will be reported in the aggregate to the federal government, as required by law. This information will also assist Bridgewater in its diversity and inclusion efforts. If you choose not to self-identify your gender and/or race/ethnicity, please select "Prefer not to say". There will not be any negative consequences for that selection.Gender Please select

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