From HFT(High frequency trading) to FAANG

New / Eng HFT
Feb 7 8 Comments

How relevant will my experience be as a developer in HFT firm (hard-core C++ dev) at FAANG companies?

Will FAANG even consider hiring me?

Edit: Added abbreviation for HFT since someone commented they didn't know the term.

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TOP 8 Comments
  • Financial Engines / Data frugalguy
    They don't care as long as you pass interview process.
    Feb 7 0
  • Veritas / Other 13Jija
    Cloud teams will love you!
    Feb 7 2
    • New / Eng HFT
      OP
      Care to elaborate?
      Feb 7
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      When you say HFT, it means that you are transacting the data and executing the commands without any latency. I gave order to buy share at 10.23 and I am expecting system to execute it immediately. Not at 10.25 or 10.27.

      Customers expect same kind of interaction with cloud as well. I am backing up data in cloud and purging the same in my production application. Now, user want to view the data which is backed up in the cloud or may be run some analytics. Here the transaction and execution is real time.
      Feb 8
  • Akamai Technologies / Cust. Srv. ✅✅✅
    Wtf is HFT?
    Feb 7 1
    • New / Eng HFT
      OP
      High frequency trading
      Feb 7
  • Capital One kdtn
    Ultra low latency can probably apply to infra work at large tech companies like Google and Facebook. Mainly, where performance matters. In addition to latency, they would probably look for scalability. If your experience covers these 2, then I would say go for it.
    Feb 7 0
  • Bank of America poop_gold
    Amen brother ! A fellow finance brethren making a move to tech ! Grace be upon you
    Feb 8 0