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Archive for March 2014

Back in the Game

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After deciding last year to take a step away from doing StreamBase consulting, a very interesting opportunity to take on some greenfield projects for a technically sophisticated FX quants desk to address shortcomings in their current trading platform.

This is my first exposure to FX, and for someone more familiar with equities it’s quite an eye-opener. For a technology person, it’s exciting to have the chance to design and build systems that are up for weeks at a time instead of from 07:00-17:30 5 days per week.

Another part of my new role involves training a group of 5 experienced developers who are new to StreamBase, which has been a great experience. There is nothing like questions from a bunch of experienced professionals to push one’s own understanding deeper, and to sharpen up the details of some previously fuzzy ideas.

Written by datasports

Mar 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

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