hft

New / Eng happycode
Jul 28, 2017 12 Comments

if you did happen to get a job in HFT / prop. trading as a new grad, are their companies paying 300k /yr for new grad positions.

obviously it's not an easy thing to do, but are there companies offering that level of comp to new grads

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  • God bless you that you're looking for that level of comp.
    Jul 28, 2017 1
    • New / Eng happycode
      OP
      I'm not. I'm not interested in the soul sacking finance business as I've seen it. it's ugly. but when companies like Jane Street are paying interns the salaried equivalent of 125k I'm wondering what they bring new devs in at.

      I'm perfectly happy in the job I found making much much less than 300k
      Jul 28, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng rhrifbrvej
    Pro tip: "property trading" is not a thing (it's proprietary). And no, you would not get that as a grad, unless you're a genius quant.
    Jul 28, 2017 3
    • Chase ashana385
      thank you for putting this person in line
      Jul 28, 2017
    • New / Eng happycode
      OP
      oh damn. I actually did know that but the post was auto corrected when I was typing and I didn't notice
      Jul 30, 2017
    • New / Eng happycode
      OP
      I typed 'prop' and it added the rest
      Jul 30, 2017
  • Amazon pupper41
    A good friend of mine got an offer at JS. The base salary was 150k and bonus was 100k guaranteed for first year
    Jul 28, 2017 3
    • Jet / Eng jetsetting
      How many years experience?
      Jul 29, 2017
    • Amazon pupper41
      New grad
      Jul 29, 2017
    • New / Eng happycode
      OP
      @jetsetting as stated in the post, I'm interested in new grad comp
      Jul 30, 2017
  • Lyft 6Go9*$fju
    Yes, 300k is possible. Need to be near top of class in math at Harvard, MIT, etc.
    Jul 29, 2017 0
  • Amazon pupper41
    After that it's based on performance
    Jul 28, 2017 0