2023 Software Engineering Summer Analyst-Trading Development

AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.

At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We’re determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we’ll ask every question and challenge every assumption.  We recognize and respect the power of collaboration, and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.

The Internship Program

Our 10-week summer program puts real work of the firm in your hands. You will work alongside brilliant people, gain insights and know-how from our Quanta Academy Summer Term   curriculum, and experience what it’s like to work at the pinnacle of global, systematic investing.

Learning is the cornerstone of our culture and plays an active role in the internship experience — through daily collaboration and interaction with employees at all levels, in workshops and classes, and most significantly by working on projects that matter to the many clients we serve.   Our unique AQR Quanta Academy: Summer Term learning series, a structured program, consists of over 40 hours of educational, skill-building and networking events.

Your Role 

Are you an intelligent and creative thinker?  Do you enjoy finding elegant technical solutions to complex problems? Are you interested in seeing an impact of your work in real life? We are looking for innovative and passionate undergraduates to join our engineering teams as summer analysts. 

The Team

The Trade Engineering team is responsible for order management and efficient trade execution of AQR’s investment strategies. The team is comprised of experienced and highly motivated software developers who design and develop in-house built multi asset global trading systems. You will participate in every phase of the order and execution management systems development life cycle, working alongside traders, researchers and other engineers. You will learn about workflows for multi asset trading, and apply cutting edge technologies and creative software designs to solve real world problems.

Focus Areas

  • Real time event driven system
  • Transaction processing and state management
  • Design and implement scalable and cloud native systems
  • Data modeling and API designs


  • Golang
  • AWS, Kafka, Protobuf
  • C#, .Net Core, C++
  • Postgres, MS SQL Server

AQR mandates that U.S. employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/VET/DISABILITY



Life at AQR


AQR offers generous benefits: 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage. Perks include health and wellness allowances, meditation programs, onsite breakfasts and lunches and stocked kitchens with seasonal treats.

Employee Connectivity

Employees participate in a range of connectivity and community building events & experiences the firm offers: Book Clubs, Research Colloquiums, baseball outings, Star Wars premiere, our Food Truck Social and volunteer opportunities.

Learning & Development

QUANTA, the firm's learning and development program, offers both professional and personal growth opportunities through 350+ classes per year.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.