Tuesday, September 15, 2015

friends' comments on slow coder and deadlines

Wall street systems are stringent about timeline, less about reliability, even less about maintainability or total cost of ownership or Testing. I feel very few (like 5%) Wall St systems are high precision, including the pricing, risk, trade execution systems. Numerical accuracy is important to them though...

In City, Boris’s code is thrown out because it didn’t make it to production. Any production code is controlled not by dev team but many many layers of control measures. So my prod code in Citi will live.

If you are slow, Anthony Lin feels they may remove you and get a replacement to hit the deadline. If they feel it’s hard to find replacement and train him up, then they keep you – all about timelines.

Fiona Hou felt your effort does protect you – 8.30 – 6pm everyday. If still slow, then manager may agree estimate is wrong.  However, if you are obviously slower than peers, then boss knows it.

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