Aeronautical Engineering (Honours) to Work On A Large Open Source Project

680 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Part-time or Full Time


The Role

We are inviting selected students with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical Engineering) to be part of one of the largest open-source initiatives in crypto and the blockchain space. You will gain valuable experience through cutting edge software architecture design, complex structural analysis and extreme programming.

This internship can be used towards your 400 hours of industry experience. This is a 2-12 weeks paid internship to begin in the second week of December 2021. The role will take place in our Sydney George St. Office. Permanent job placements, competitive salaries and cash competitions are at stake. We will also run mini-hackathons during Christmas and can win up to 12,000 AUD in prizes.

You will work closely with Project L3 Atom—the world's first open crypto data initiative. By using advanced maths, data science, high performing computing and clever software engineering, we were able to solve one of the biggest problems in the crypto industry— recreating the L3 order book into its atomic structure in real-time, enabling a new generation of data analysis methodologies, quantitative finance and algorithmic trading solutions. Project L3 Atom is the largest data innovation project in crypto to date.

The Big News. Big Innovation.

Last week, we reached a significant milestone—Project L3 Atom. Our next big R&D involves building the world's first open-source quant research and HFT trading platform for centralized & decentralized crypto exchanges. We are building the early building blocks for web 3.0 and are extremely passionate about building open source tools to innovate. M2M, blockchain and crypto are the future. All of our proprietary technology will be released to the public for free under the GDA Open License. Yes, no catch. We are true believers in web 3.0 and the spirit of crypto and blockchain—the economic freedom, where everyone should have access to financial freedom. We are dedicated to making a difference in the crypto space.

About us

GDA Fund is a 6 years old leading crypto research, financial engineering & technology firm. We are a team of experienced traders, data scientists, financial analysts and extreme programmers based out of Sydney and San Francisco. We built our entire company from zero to 9-figures in less than 5 years without any external funding and will continue to run like a startup.

Come and join us to make a difference! We will have fun and be extremely busy at Christmas!

Why crypto & blockchain

It is a thriving, wild 24/7 industry. Building tech and solving problems means you have to do a 100x better job than a typical one. It pushes your imagination and creativity to its limits. Often, you have to rethink everything from first principles. This gives unprecedented value and opportunity for creativity, extreme engineering and innovation. We believe that decentralized smart systems will play a major role in the global economy, enabling trillions of dollars worth of industries to merge in the coming years.

The opportunity

Spend your internship working alongside our top-tier professionals, driving innovation through software engineering, use of structural analysis and engineering management skills into a different engineering field. There are greater opportunities for students who are familiar with advanced model simulations and optimization related experience.

Learn about the industry and discover what your dream job is really like. You will be given access to our technology, mini-hackathon, R&D infrastructure, workshops and an opportunity to observe and apply your knowledge into practice. You can put your software development and problem solving skills to the test.

Beyond day-to-day assistance with helping the team, you will also gain exposure to other areas of the tech, such as blockchain, crypto, financial engineering, project management, team collaboration and interpersonal skills. Other benefits include mentorship in DLT technologies, experience working in a team environment and helping to build your network within your industry (we are working closely with the Sydney and San Francisco tech community). Finally, this can boost your chances of being offered a permanent position within the project.

Our relaxed offices provide a positive atmosphere for learning and innovation. We’re committed to providing valuable mentorship from our staff that will help you to learn quickly.

Certificates and recommendation letters are issued upon project completion.

What we offer?

On-the-job experience. You'll be assigned a project that will help develop your problem-solving and coding skills while learning the core fundamentals of financial engineering, complex software dev work and in particular, how to think like a pro.

Where will you fit?

Projects that you will be directly involved in
● Project L3 Atom
● Open Data Streaming Suite (ODSS)
(Go to our homepage for more details)

What we are looking for?

Excellent analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills. We are most interested in the things that make you unique: the personal qualities and outside interests and achievements beyond academia that demonstrate the kind of person you are and the difference you could bring to the team.

Career progression

The specialized knowledge and skills gained through the program will prepare you for a successful software development career at the firm. Top-performing candidates will receive a full-time offer and a chance to win cash prizes from our mini-hackathon series.

Next steps?

engineering, data science, finance, smart contracts, trading and quantitative research

Cash price: Up to $7,500 AU

Who can participate: Successful applicants

Date: 21st December, 2021 to 15th January 2022

Location: George Street, Sydney CBD or remote

Topics that will be covered


Once you apply, we will let you know if you have been selected within 24 hours.

Successful candidates will be divided into groups of 3 and partake in challenges relating to engineering, finance, quant or trading areas. Everyone is welcome to join one OR all ‘mini-hackathon’ activities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills, get to know others and receive insights about the blockchain industry. You will also have the chance to learn from industrial professionals.

All engagements are paid in hourly rates.

     Get to know about us



1). What happens after you submit an internship application?

We will review your application within 24 hours. If you are shortlisted, you will receive a confirmation email.

2). Can this contribute to the industry experience portion of my degree?

This may vary depending on your institution, but we can work with you to make it fit your requirements.

3). What will I get out of this?

In addition to a salary, certificates and recommendation letters after project completion. You'll receive an awesome opportunity for rising stars to be offered a permanent job position.  

4). What is the difference between internship & academic professionals? 

As an intern, you will work under senior professional supervision. Academic professionals will work independently, take on more responsibilities and will usually work full-time with longer-term engagement.


5). Is this a remote position? 

We prefer face-to-face, but it can also be remote.

6). Is this a paid position? 

Yes, rates will depend on your role and engagement.

7). Is this a full-time or part-time position? 

We would prefer full-time but engagement is negotiable.

8). How long will the internship last?

This depends on the role and engagement, but will range from 2 weeks to 3 months.

9). Will I be trained? 

Yes, you will be working under an industry professional supervisor who will help bring you up to speed on any work you are required to do.

10). Do I need prior knowledge and experience with blockchain? 

Prior knowledge on the field is a big plus, but not mandatory.

11). Can I be hired permanently after my internship? 

Yes, we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team long term.

12). I have some questions about the role. Please call +61474075150 or email