Culture at big fin-tech in NYC

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Jul 20 14 Comments

Interested in applying to fintech companies in NYC (Two-Sigma, Jane Street, etc)
Goog is too slow for me. I'm young and < 2 YOE so I can take a dip in WLB for more $$

Curious about hours/burn-out and tech stacks

More than 60 hours? WFH friendly?
Modern tech stacks at all (Python, Go) or all in Java/C/++?

Update: TC 180K

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  • Envestnet jahfineh
    Two sigma is a hedge fund and Jane street is a quant trading shop. Those are considered fintech?
    Jul 20 2
    • Google / Eng
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      They have software engineering jobs. Counts in my book. Else how do you define it?
      Jul 20
    • Bloomberg Stan Ford
      Yes. Very.
      Jul 20
  • Goldman Sachs faith91
    Two sigma is known to pay high for a very good WLB! I have a lot of friends who work there and work for not more than 40 hrs/week!
    Jul 20 4
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      TC range?
      Jul 20
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Not everyone is a troll, dude! I am answering the question you asked! Just like google is known to have a laid back culture amongst the tech companies, Two Sigma is known for the same in finance world!

      To give you an example, my friend was an L4 at Google NY (3.5 YOE) and was earning around $250k. He moved to Two Sigma an is getting $350k+

      You are confusing Two Sigma with high frequency trading firms, which are know for high working hours and a poor WLB!
      Jul 20
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Now I see you edited your comment and removed the world ‘troll’ lol 😛
      Jul 20
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      @Goldman, thanks a lot for the input. yeah I figured I sounded like a troll on the comment myself therefore I deleted it (before your comment however). The tone in your comment just sounded too good to be true, haha
      Jul 20
  • Bloomberg Stan Ford
    So, by modern you mean slow enough to not be deployable to prod?
    Jul 20 4
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      Oh I've heard about you guy's tech debt. Go-lang is the future.
      Jul 20
    • Microsoft Krololo
      It'll arrive slooooowly
      Jul 20
    • Bloomberg Stan Ford
      My technical debt is negative. The future is Scala. Go is a big maybe. I was excited about it until I experienced the slowness. Python is useless. Just ask Uber.

      Jane St uses OCaml only. Two sigma is mostly Java and some C++. They use Python for modeling but it’s never deployed on prod, I was told, which makes a lot of sense to me.
      Jul 20
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      Thanks Bloom
      Jul 20
  • Jane Street Capital / Eng sumce
    High variation in hours - anywhere from 40 to 60 or so. No WFH, though.
    Jul 22 0

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