[Chicago] Job opening: Trading Technologies - Senior Software Quality Engineer

Jon Sudlow jsudlow at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 19:59:11 CEST 2011


Sorry if felt like I bashed your post. Didnt mean to talk bad about TT. The
thing about it was when I read about the bagels and the cereal, they
gave similar stuff away and catered lunch at a prop trading firm where I
used to work. I guess I lumped how it was there with all kinds of trading
companies. I understand that their not all the same and you may find a happy
career at one and love it.

Just at the one I worked at a lot of people were only their for less then a
year or a little less then two years. People who appeared in the recruiting
video shot 6 months before, as they premiered it to us, employees
were laughing about he doesn't' work here anymore, she dosn't work here
anymore haha type stuff. The people their were extremely intense, on edge
and it didn't look comfortable. I felt a little jaded and probably posted
where I have shouldn't. When I heard about the bagels I guess it just struck
a nerve with me.

apologies to tt and brian,

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM, John Hunter <jdh2358 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Steve Schwarz <steve at agilitynerd.com>
> wrote:
> > I was just making the distinction between developing for a software firm
> vs.
> > developing software within a trading firm. They are different
> environments.
> > Nothing more, nothing less. I have no experience with software
> development
> > w/in a trading firm so I can't comment positively or negatively about
> > them. Since I worked at TT I know the high caliber of people working
> there
> > and the technical skills they bring to developing their products.
> I work at a trading company -- it's a blast.  Best job I ever had.
> I've recruited people on this list to work here too -- they seem
> pretty happy too.  My group is fast paced, we code in python all day,
> we get real time feedback on our work, everyone is pretty friendly.
> Our company is also open source friendly -- one of the things I
> discussed with them when I was hired was my desire to remain lead
> developer of matplotlib and they were supportive since they were heavy
> users of OSS, and wanted to be supporters as well.
> I don't think you can paint any industry with a single brush -- it
> depends on the people you work with.
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