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Message started by Sparks on 01/14/12 at 19:47:11

Title: What is life like as an Algo-Systems Developer?
Post by Sparks on 01/14/12 at 19:47:11

Good day all,

Would some be willing to share experiences working as or with financial/trading software developers? Iím evaluating making a career change into this field and all info would be very welcome.

Some specific questions:


  • Are jobs usually contract/term based or full-time/permanent?

  • Are developers hopping from company to company after each project or do valued ones stay to work on the next things?

  • How big are development teams?

  • Do firms usually develop new systems (including infrastructure) or do they mostly implement/integrate new algorithms and features within existing frameworks?

  • Who drives ideas and requirements for features?

  • What are avenues for advancement?


Thanks for any insight you can provide! †:)

Regards,

Sparks

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