I'm a newb to working and a newb to tech in finance. I thought I would ask experienced folks whether you have any good advice to someone who is completely fresh. Hopefully, people can be genuine :) Not looking for trolls.
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- Barclays PLC FAANGHNTERTry to to work as close to business as possible. By business I mean functions that generate revenue. Being in complaince Tech or HR tech is not business. You will learn better tech here, not sure abt quality of work.
People can be super passive aggressive here. Try not to fight over technical changes and all, tech is a cost center
- Try to work in a front office position writing algos or work on low latency trading or data distribution. Any thing else you work on is going to be worthless; including (but not limited to) “FIX engineering”, calculation engines, compliance or surveillance. Avoid working on any system that involves a human pressing a button to trade.
- High touch trading systems are those where a sell side trader sits at a desk and makes decisions about how to execute an order. Low touch systems are those where a machine makes decisions about to how to execute orders according to parameters provided by a trader. Either buy side or sell side trader.
High touch trading is dying and it’s career suicide to work on high touch sell side systems for trading equities or derivatives.Apr 131