I’m struggling to find top notch C/C++ developers with high performance system experience for a growing HFT Hedge Fund in New York and London…. This is an exclusive an exclusive role to my firm
Can anyone shed any ideas as to why this kind of talent is hard to find or know of any one who might be interested in hearing more. PM me if you are interested.
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If you use only this group, I suppose a lot of people like me have the talent but does not qualify because there are not US citizens.
it seems if you can spell HFT right now you can get a position with a start up and often well established funds.
The guys I know are in the 200K plus range before bonus and are now often able to live wherever they like. Some of the more progressive shops are letting these guys work from home and travel to the home office for a week or so a month.
That is a difficult deal to beat; NYC salary working from the middle of nowhere. Also, a lot of the really good guys are in Chicago with the prop firms getting amazing base/profit split deals.
Do you need someone that has both the C++ and the quant side or are you looking for a pure technician?
Its true that the demand for HFT isnt stopping although there is a big difference between the firms doing it well. Some firms think they can just set up on a shoe string and be competitive.
I am actually looking for both hardcore tech guys and candidates with the blend of C++ and quant side.
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