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SenzAcqua

New Eng

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Sungard AS, 500 Startups
SenzAcquamore
Jul 27, 2017 26 Comments

For a senior level engineer / lead (15 years+) who has decent full stack experience, but mostly backend experience, what salary range should I expect 1) a startup (with decent runway) to be able to pay? 2) A more established tech firm, like LinkedIn or Google? 3) traditional finance and tech, like JP Morgan Chase or Morgan Stanley?

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  • Chase ashana385
    don't come to JP the tech here is super dated and honestly they seem to crap on technology
    Jul 27, 2017 17
    • IBM / Design
      cUdB12

      IBM Design

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      Front End Developer
      cUdB12more
      The key is persistence

      You may also try the 5 whys from lean manufacturing. Ask why until you find the root of the problem. Work to change that.

      You got this.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Chase ashana385
      haha might be better to just jump ship
      Jul 27, 2017
    • IBM / Design
      cUdB12

      IBM Design

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      Front End Developer
      cUdB12more
      Maybe. I'd see what if anything you can change.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • FastSpring / Eng
      RickS_C137

      FastSpring Eng

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      Amazon, garmin
      RickS_C137more
      That seems to be the problem in all large companies - no matter how clean each development team starts - years upon years of technical debt leads to messy spaghetti code.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Chase ashana385
      can't agree with you more
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Chase D4rkM4tt3r
      I will not say that Ashana is incorrect about the dated systems at JPM Chase, but there is huge effort (employees and dollars) to revamp data infrastructure currently. Lot of room for someone with the right tech skills to come in and innovate their way to the FastTrack. Food for thought...
      Aug 18, 2017
    • Chase ashana385
      Are you on the asset management/cib side or ccb side? Because I was brought in to help build out the infrastructure and I think due to some crap reorg I got stuck with variance analysis on dumb Excel templates and controls here are insane to the point where I can't run python files on my desktop and have to stream all my applications.
      Aug 22, 2017
    • Chase D4rkM4tt3r
      I'm on the ccb side and agree with you regarding the VDI/RDP setup; convenient for remote connection but poor performance. The newer VDI envt they are switching people to is better. I'm somewhat new and get the sense reorgs happened recently ;while some groups are transitioning tech slower than others I think it's a ccb-wide initiative.
      Aug 22, 2017
    • Chase ashana385
      Based on what I've been hearing things called ut are as simple as excel formulas and are not allowed and should be handled by IT... This is insane I came here looking to work on SQL and python script to automate processes. Now they are telling me I can't even use an Excel formula?
      Aug 22, 2017
    • Chase D4rkM4tt3r
      Wow yeah that doesn't sound fun. Im new here but it seems that groups differ widely on that sort of thing. On the bright side: 1 yr and you can switch internally to a group that may suit you better. SQL/SAS/etc are daily tools for most MIS groups such as mine, perhaps worth looking at?
      Aug 25, 2017
  • PayScale rogueA1
    Go to Websites like PayScale... it's free to find out
    Jul 27, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng gπŸ‘er
    1) 170-200k with .5-1.0% 2) 200k + 300k equity
    Jul 27, 2017 0
  • 1.) 90k or better depending on the city
    2 & 3) 120k at least
    Jul 27, 2017 5
    • WeddingWire / Eng jTo27by
      For someone with that much experience? As long as they have experience in the correct languages and whatnot, it can definitely be way more than 120k.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • HealthNow / Eng
      binarycafe

      HealthNow Eng

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      healthnow
      binarycafemore
      What on earth are the correct languages? πŸ€”πŸ˜…
      Jul 27, 2017
    • WeddingWire / Eng jTo27by
      Languages that usually require more money? Not saying there's a "correct language", but in terms of languages that guarantee more money, especially in certain areas.
      Jul 27, 2017
    • HealthNow / Eng
      binarycafe

      HealthNow Eng

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      healthnow
      binarycafemore
      was hoping for examples...
      for the bay area, (or northwest) would it be JavaScript? python? swift?

      They seem to change ..swiftly, if you will πŸ˜‰
      Jul 27, 2017
    • Weebly / Mgmt bnXE60
      Jesus, no. Double these numbers is the correct starting point.
      Aug 6, 2017

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