Anyone in Financial Software Engineering?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jkuao, May 24, 2006.

  1. Jkuao

    Jkuao New Member

    Jan 10, 2004
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    I've been interviewing all week for Wall St. development positions in an attempt to move to NYC and while there's a lot of database/perl script hacking roles out there the interesting stuff seems to be in Quantitative Engineering.

    They use some pretty heavy duty stuff to pull this off. Heavy parallel processing, Monte Carlo algorithms, and a lot of optimizing to data mine massive amounts of information for decision making and trading. Pretty daunting for a guy coming out of the retail software realm.

    Just wondering if anyone else has done this type of role before and what their opinion is.
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Jan 27, 2005
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    I don't work in Finance, but digital mapping also involves heavy data mining (hundreds of gigabytes at a time, for a single update to a single map). I like it; it's a challenge, and while I prefer designing user interfaces, UI engineering is candy work compared to geospatial information systems.

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