[Haskell] Job Posting (Looking for a few good functional
yminsky at janestcapital.com
Thu Feb 3 15:28:28 EST 2005
S. Alexander Jacobson wrote:
> Yaron, would you mind sharing the reason your firm chose OCaml over
> Haskell for your applications?
I started the quantitative research group, and I knew OCaml very well,
and didn't know Haskell except by reputation. As to the merits, it is
my general impression that OCaml is faster, and is all around a more
pragmatic language than Haskell. That's merely an ill-informed
impression, but there it is.
> For others, I would love to organize an informal gathering of NYC
> Haskell programmers if there are any. If you are interested, please
> contact me and I'll try to make it happen.
> S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565 http://alexjacobson.com
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Yaron Minsky wrote:
>> Jane Street Capital (an affiliate of Henry Capital
>> <http://henrycapital.com>) is a proprietary trading company located in
>> Manhattan. The quantitative research department is responsible for
>> analyzing, improving, and generating trading strategies. It's an open
>> and informal environment (you can wear shorts and a t-shirt to the
>> office), and the work is technically challenging, including systems
>> work, machine learning, statistical analysis, parallel processing, and
>> anything that crosses our path that looks useful.
>> One unusual attraction of the job is that the large majority of our
>> programming is done in OCaml. Pay is competitive, and we're a
>> reasonably small company (around 85 employees), so advancement is
>> pretty quick for someone who performs well.
>> Here's what we're looking for:
>> - Top-notch mathematical and analytic skills. We want people who
>> can solve difficult technical problems, and think clearly and
>> mathematically about all sorts of problems.
>> - Strong programming skills. Pretty much all of our programming is
>> in OCaml, so being a solid caml hacker is a big plus. But we're
>> also interested in great programmers who we are convinced will be
>> able to pick up OCaml quickly, so anyone with a high-level of
>> proficiency with functional languages could be a good match.
>> - Strong Unix/Linux skills --- We're looking for someone who knows
>> their way around the standard unix tools, can write makefiles,
>> shell scripts, etc. We use a beowulf cluster for compute-intensive
>> jobs, so experience programming for and administering clusters is a
>> big plus.
>> If you're interested (or have any students you think might be a good
>> match) and would be willing to relocate to New York, please send a
>> cover-letter and resume to:
>> yminsky at janestcapital.com
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