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Date: 2006-06-08 (20:17)
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@j...>
Subject: Re: Job Announcement
A quick note:  my email was down earlier today, but is back up now, in
case anyone was trying to reach me.


On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 18:35 -0400, Yaron Minsky wrote:
> 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 <>