Company information

  • Company name
    Flow Traders
  • Industry
    Financial services

Facts & figures

  • Employees in the Netherlands
  • Employees worldwide
  • Number of academics in the Netherlands
  • Number of countries
  • Number of internships and/or graduation projects available

Event participation

  • Application Trainings
  • Presentation Days
  • In-house Days
  • Interview Days


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Company profile

Since 2004, Flow Traders has been a principal trading firm and one of the world’s largest liquidity providers, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). Our headquarters in Amsterdam and offices in New York, Singapore, Cluj and Hong Kong accommodate more than 400 employees. Throughout the years, Flow Traders has received the industry’s recognition, winning numerous awards and has been listed as a company since 2015.

Flow Traders is a privately held financial firm that keeps pace with global markets. Our business expands each day by adding new products across an ever-broadening range of markets around the globe.

As a trader with Flow you manage and optimize our daily position (pricing and trading) in a wide range of financial products, including equities, bonds, derivatives and complex structured products. You formulate innovative trading strategies and – in close collaboration with our software engineers – develop trading models and tools that you will implement on the trading desk.

Student profile

Your profile as a Junior Trader:

University degree and a demonstrable interest in trading
Understanding of financial products
Knowledge of Excel any other coding language is a pre.
Innovative & creative high potential with excellent mental arithmetic skills
Ability to reason logically and deliver under pressure
Ability to spot opportunities and the assertiveness to seize them
Maximum of three years' work experience
Competitive, outgoing, communicative, creative and able to deliver under pressure
Excellent English communication skills

Your profile as a Graduate Software Engineer:

Master degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, received before the start date of the program, in 2018 or 2019
Strong interest in software development, by preference C++ or Java
Strong affinity to the finance industry, preferably trading
Strong communication skills.
Ability to take ownership and work in teams
Any commercial or entrepreneurial experience in software development during studies or after finishing them
Participating in code competitions / camps is an advantage
Proven experience in working in projects during your studies
Demonstrable competitive nature and winner's mentality, e.g. through winning Mathematics Olympiads, Chess tournaments
EU citizenship

Career opportunities

As a Trader or Trading Intern you will gradually take on more responsibilities. You can become an expert on the desk, go into Quant Trading or Tech Trading. You can become Head of Desk or even Head of Trading. Or you might be interested in working in our office in New York, Singapore or Hong Kong.

As a Software Engineer you will follow a 7 months traineeship and work on 3 different projects. 2 of these projects are given to you by Flow Traders the third you will have to create yourself, since we believe your ideas will be a great asset to our company.

Application procedure

Assessment process for Junior Trader:

A numerical test and a capacity test in our Amsterdam office.
A face to face interview with a Recruiter and a Trader, immediately following your successful completion of the first-round tests.
A case-study interview, conducted by two senior traders.

Assessment process for Graduate Software Engineer:

A speed coding challenge.
A case study done at our Amsterdam Office in groups, solving the cases with other candidates. A jury will observe the groups looking for excellent Tech skills and competencies.
Final interview the day after the case study rounds.