Culture at big fin-tech in NYC

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Jul 20, 2019 14 Comments

Interested in applying to fintech companies in NYC (Two-Sigma, Jane Street, etc)
Goog is too slow for me. I'm young and < 2 YOE so I can take a dip in WLB for more $$

Curious about hours/burn-out and tech stacks

More than 60 hours? WFH friendly?
Modern tech stacks at all (Python, Go) or all in Java/C/++?

Update: TC 180K

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  • Envestnet jahfineh
    Two sigma is a hedge fund and Jane street is a quant trading shop. Those are considered fintech?
    Jul 20, 2019 2
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      They have software engineering jobs. Counts in my book. Else how do you define it?
      Jul 20, 2019
    • Bloomberg Stan Ford
      Yes. Very.
      Jul 20, 2019
  • Goldman Sachs faith91
    Two sigma is known to pay high for a very good WLB! I have a lot of friends who work there and work for not more than 40 hrs/week!
    Jul 20, 2019 4
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Now I see you edited your comment and removed the world ‘troll’ lol 😛
      Jul 20, 2019
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      @Goldman, thanks a lot for the input. yeah I figured I sounded like a troll on the comment myself therefore I deleted it (before your comment however). The tone in your comment just sounded too good to be true, haha
      Jul 20, 2019
  • Bloomberg Stan Ford
    So, by modern you mean slow enough to not be deployable to prod?
    Jul 20, 2019 4
    • Bloomberg Stan Ford
      My technical debt is negative. The future is Scala. Go is a big maybe. I was excited about it until I experienced the slowness. Python is useless. Just ask Uber.

      Jane St uses OCaml only. Two sigma is mostly Java and some C++. They use Python for modeling but it’s never deployed on prod, I was told, which makes a lot of sense to me.
      Jul 20, 2019
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      Thanks Bloom
      Jul 20, 2019
  • Jane Street Capital / Eng sumce
    High variation in hours - anywhere from 40 to 60 or so. No WFH, though.
    Jul 22, 2019 0

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