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Date: 2006-06-07 (22:35)
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@j...>
Subject: Job Announcement
I'm pleased to announce that Jane Street Capital is yet again actively 
looking to hire some top-notch functional programmers.

Jane Street Capital ( is a proprietary
trading company located in Manhattan, and we're looking to hire
developers interested in working on trading systems and
infrastructure, all built in OCaml.

Jane Street is an open and informal environment (you can wear shorts
and a t-shirt to the office), and the work is technically challenging
and wide-ranging.  Pay is competitive, and we're a reasonably small
company (around 100 employees), so advancement is pretty quick for
someone who performs well.

Here's what we're looking for (in no particular order):

 - Strong programming skills.  Pretty much all of our programming is
   in OCaml, so being a solid Caml hacker is a big plus.  Extra points
   for deep knowledge of OCaml internals and experience wrapping
   thorny libraries.  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
   would be a good match.

 - A commitment to the practical. Our work is tightly integrated with
   our trading operation, and we work very hard to keep our work
   relevant. One of the big attractions of the job is the opportunity
   to apply serious ideas to real-world problems.

 - Great communication skills. We need people who can explain things
   clearly and cogently.

 - Strong mathematical and analytic skills.  We want people who can
   solve difficult technical problems, and think clearly and
   mathematically about all sorts of problems.

 - 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're also very interested in people with
   serious systems administration and architecture experience.

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:

And you can get more information about us here:

Note for foreign applicants: it is never too early to apply!  The
quote for this year for H1-B visas is already filled, so the earliest
possible hiring date is October 2007.

Yaron Minsky <>