Jane Street Insight – Women's Coding Program (10/21)

This January, we're excited to host the first INSIGHT program at Jane Street. We're inviting women to spend four d ays in our New York City headquarters to learn more about what we do and how we do it through a series of trading or programming classes and activities. Attendees will receive an in-depth look into the ways we use math and computer science, as well as insight into the different roles that exist within our firm.

Selected students will arrive in New York the evening of January 2nd and will depart the evening of January 6th. Jane Street will provide all travel to and from New York, housing, a variety of social events throughout the week and a $500 stipend. Our office is located in Brookfield Place and the hotel where you’ll be staying is just a few blocks from the office.

Students who participate in the trading program will learn about mathematical and financial topics such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage through a combination of short classroom lectures, group games, and mock trading sessions. There will be a main curriculum of core subjects, with flexibility to explore alternative areas of interest for those already familiar with a given topic. These activities are structured to provide a foundation for and a broad overview of our work, and there will be plenty of opportunities for close interaction with our traders.


Students selected for the software development program will have two tracks to choose from for the week. In one track, participants will learn the fundamentals of building electronic trading systems, and we will work with you to write a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange. Participants in the other track will focus on learning more about OCaml and the libraries and tools that we use in our everyday work, putting them to use by writing the backend and UI for a computer game. Both tracks will involve a combination of classroom lectures, group games and exercises, and one-on-one mentorship.


Application Process


Women interested in attending should apply here to be considered for a spot in the program. Soon after applying, you’ll receive an invitation to complete a puzzle or coding challenge based on which group you applied for.  


The deadline to apply for this event is Friday, October 21st. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email JSINSIGHT@janestreet.com.

Good luck with the application process and we hope to meet you soon!


About Jane Street

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker. With offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, we operate around the clock and around the globe.


Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 500 people. We are always recruiting top students and the environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. The dress code is casual, the kitchen is stocked and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion.