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In finance, technology is a second-class citizen

March 27, 2015 Comments (0)           

This interview with Dr Jamie Allsop was originally published by
In spite of its central role in banking, many financial employers see IT as a “necessary evil”, says former NYSE programmer and director Dr. Jamie Allsop.
JAXenter: Can you tell us a bit about what has changed for programmers in finance since the financial crisis?
Jamie Allsop: I think the biggest change since the financial crisis is probably that programmers...

Banks “pay 33% to 50% more” in developer salaries

March 19, 2015 Comments (0)           

This interview with Peter Lawrey was originally published by
Finance may be a “dry subject”, says HFT programmer Peter Lawrey, but it’s never bad to work for an employer that has money. Stack Overflow’s most active Java commenter explains what it’s like to work in high frequency trading and banking.
How did you end up programming in high frequency trading. Is it your range of skills that got you there, or a clear...