CompSoc is very kindly sponsored by all the companies below. It’s due to this sponsorship that CompSoc is able to host so many great events thoughout the year, and provide so much food.
All of our sponsors are looking for applications for graduate jobs or internship, so take a moment to read their details, and maybe even apply. Most of these companies are also hosting events with us throughout the year, and you can find out more details about each sponsor here.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the company’s global banking and global markets businesses.
Technology embraces everything we do. From trading and research applications, sales, trade processing and risk management to portfolio management, payment services, security analytics and relationship management, being at the cutting edge of technology is essential at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In order for us to maintain our market-leading position, we know we have to take on the right people and give them the support they need in order to succeed.
We’ve developed programmes that allow you to work with the latest technologies and some of the smartest people. The global nature of this function will also allow you to travel, work and interact with colleagues from around the world.
We are looking for ambitious technology graduates to work with the latest technology and the smartest people at the heart of the financial world.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Summer Internship programme is the ideal opportunity to gain an introduction into the world of banking. The nine-week programme begins with an induction week covering core skills where you will work alongside our full-time employees to gain valuable work experience in the financial industry.
Six- and 12-month industrial placements are available within the Technology division.
Ensoft is a UK based software company of 60 engineers that specialises in developing all aspects of networking software.
We work with major US product vendors to deliver software solutions for the routers that run both the Internet and large corporate networks.
Development is based on Ensoft’s renowned EnQuality development methodology. This approach embraces the innovation of our engineers and provides a framework of collaboration within the team, yet affords management control to ensure high quality and that we meet our delivery dates.
The company is privately held and has been highly profitable since its incorporation in 1997 growing to an annual turnover of over 8 million pounds. This success is in no small part based on the exceptional level of knowledge and expertise within the team and the application of the EnQuality methodology, but it is underpinned by the calibre of our annual graduate recruits and the dedication of our team to the training and personal development of everyone within the company.
Facebook is defined by our hacker culture - an environment that rewards creative problem solving and rapid decision making. We encourage people to be bold. Our open culture keeps everyone informed and allows people to move around and solve the problems they care about most. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating and improving. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” is posted on our walls, reminding us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission to make the world more open and connected.
At G-Research we research algorithmic trading strategies to predict price movements in financial markets across multiple asset classes. We hire the best Quantitative Analysts, Software Developers and IT Analysts to produce quantitative investment research, software and IT systems for use in investment management.
Our Software Developers create bespoke software to give research and trade execution platforms the edge. Developers work in project-driven and dynamic teams using their technical skills and experience to produce robust and scalable software that is at the heart of everything we do. They grasp core programming concepts such as algorithms and data structures, and appreciate good software architecture.
Our IT Analysts upgrade, maintain and support globally distributed IT systems used to trade 24/7. At G-Research the scale of our physical and virtual IT Infrastructure dwarfs those of other companies many times the size, with continuing investment in the latest IT technologies to keep ahead of the competition.
Our Quantitative Analysts apply scientific methods from areas such as machine learning, Bayesian statistics or physics to help them find patterns in real-world financial data sets. Techniques such as time series analysis, probability theory and regression analysis are used to predict the future. Our Quantitative Analysts work on their own ideas and pursue the problem that especially interest them to research novel strategies for use in global markets.
The working environment is positive and informal; there is no dress code, and people are judged on the quality of their work. G-Research can offer you a rewarding career in a dynamic firm where good ideas are encouraged, recognised and rewarded from all employees.
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology and collaborative problem solving. Our trading is based on our own proprietary models and on busy days we engage in over a million trades. Technology is at the core of how we approach trading, and we consider ourselves as much a technology company as a trading firm. We use OCaml (a statically typed functional programming language) as our primary development language.
Our growth comes from hiring and training amazing people and giving them the tools they need to innovate. Our culture is casual and our careers are intensely rewarding.
Metaswitch Networks develops, manufactures, markets and supports Class 5 Softswitch products for central office and regional switching center deployments.
Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath which provides internet data analysis, defences against fraud and phishing, web application security testing, and automated penetration testing. In particular, Netcraft’s anti-phishing services are very widely licensed, ultimately protecting hundreds of millions of people.
Netcraft have provided the society with significant financial sponsorship, which helped us restart the society in 2011.
Palantir Technologies builds software platforms that help human experts perform powerful, collaborative analysis of data at scale. Palantir’s software is deployed at public institutions, private enterprises, and in the non-profit sector to address the challenges of responsibly making sense of complex and diverse data.
We solve the technical problems, so they can solve the human ones. Combating terrorism. Tracking disease outbreaks. Finding missing and exploited children. We believe that with the right technology and enough data, people can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better.