2017 Summer Internship - NASDAQ Alerts and Reports Development

4 months ago
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Information Technology

Nasdaq Position Overview

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit:


Part of our team building the Market Surveillance solution for Exchanges and Regulators, you will be working on the following:

  • Learn the 4G Language “Alice”. NASDAQ uses Alice to write alerts and reports algorithms. Learning Alice will involve an introductory course over one week.
  • Review the Alice documentation and reference manual. This work is part of the continuous effort to improve our customer facing documentation
  • Debug Alerts and Reports using Alice. As part of the Alert Development team, you will participate in the day to day activities of improving the SMARTS Alerts portfolio.
  • Auditing and re-writing some existing internal documents. This could be auditing certain wiki pages or sales documents and making sure the documents get the approval of all stakeholders.


At the end of the internship you can expect the following:

  • Acquiring basic understanding of the way transaction data is stored in SMARTS databases.
  • Using Alice in solving real world data mining tasks.
  • Acquiring a good understanding of trade surveillance technology.


Education, Professional accomplishments, and Certifications


  • Rising uni juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing degrees in Economics, Finance or Science, and having a strong programming knowledge and interest.
  • Distinction Average as a minimum
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate programming skills. Preferably Perl, Visual Basic or java. Ability to navigate and run simple commands on UNIX systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Well organized with ability to plan and complete multiple projects at once.
  • Orientation to detail
  • Highly motivated with evidence of intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • Ability to respond productively to a heavy workload and tight deadlines



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