Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"experienced" developer in trading system - meaning??

Experience (of an old timer) in "our" system means
- #1) I can rely on this person to help me, if he's willing
- #2) local sys knowledge
- problem solver track record;
- extremely fast turnaround; - knows exactly where to tweak to make it work
- knows what (not) to test
- knows what users (don't) want;
- knows the limitations of a hell lot of paper designs that don't work in this context
- can get most assignments done

-- To the hiring side --
Experience (of a candidate in the candidate pool) in a similar investment-bank means
- #1) proven track record, so my boss won't fire me if I hire this candidate unwisely or unsuccessfully
- knows how this kind of place breaths and sucks

Experience (of a developer) in a similar system means
- adequate knowledge of standard tech tools in this space. Best eg -- threading
- hopefully 50% familiarity with our tech tools used here, if 100% is the level of my average team members.
- possible knowledge of the limitations of some tools
- possible knowledge of unique capabilities of some tools
- knows the trading conventions and how this kind of things work
- knows the jargons

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