Financial Engineer Career

New PSizzle
Jul 3, 2018 4 Comments

I have the opportunity to take a role as a Financial Engineer in LA and wanted to learn more about the role and future opportunities. Is the future salary progression greater for FE versus SWE? Is it possible to go onto becoming a quant at a trading firm? How do the hours compare? Any useful information or anecdotes are appreciated

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2 YOE
Current SWE salary: >110k in (Chicago/Houston/Austin)
Offer: 180k in LA

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  • What’s the firm in LA you have the offer from? The transition will depend on the prestige of the firm you’d be working for, and how you network in the industry
    Jul 4, 20183
    • New PSizzle
      OP
      Firm is AIG
      Jul 4, 2018
    • AIG is into insurance and actuary, so I feel it’s going to be a little challenging to transition to a quant role for a trading firm, unless you plan to pursue an MBA, fin math, or CFA
      Jul 4, 2018
    • New PSizzle
      OP
      I’ll be working with a modeling and valuation team, so I hope it’ll be a bit more applicable than other teams there. Thanks for the info
      Jul 4, 2018

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