Any positive/negative experiences? How to do it/prepare for the switch?
New / Eng ryujehong
It’s pretty hard to get a quant or trader position if you are merely a software engineer in a tech company. Don’t even think about switching from software engineer to quant after you join hedge fund like Two Sigma, most people on their quant core team have PhD in math/physics/financial engineering from MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. The competition is fierce and that is where the real elites are. There is no point to be a software engineer in a non-tech company.