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From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Jane Street is hiring (as if you didn't already know)
On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org>wrote:

> Le mardi 11 août 2009 16:50:07, Yaron Minsky a écrit :
> > For someone who cares about functional programming, Jane Street is an
> > interesting place to consider.  Jane Street has invested deeply in
> > OCaml, to the point where we now have the largest team of OCaml
> > programmers in any industrial setting, and probably the world's
> > largest OCaml codebase--over a million lines.  We really believe in
> > functional programming, and use OCaml for everything from research to
> > systems adminstration to trading systems.
>
> Since you wrote a long mail presenting your activity, it would also be nice
> to
> present what you actually *do* with ocaml in this presentation. I guess
> when
> one seeks for a job, he might also care about this aspect, in particular in
> the financial world.


I think the text above does hint at the range of things we work on in OCaml,
but if you want to get a better feel, there are a couple of good sources:
first, there's an article that Stephen Weeks and I wrote for JFP, which you
can find here:

   http://janestreet.com/technology/articles.php

Also, there's video of a talk I gave at CMU:

  http://ocaml.janestreet.com/?q=node/61

It's hard to be too precise in a short missive about the kind of things we
do in OCaml, because our use is so diverse.  One of the things that I think
speaks well for OCaml is that we have found it to be highly effective for so
many different kinds of things --- whether we're writing admin tools or
research codes or automated trading systems, it is our tool of choice.

I believe this message are an abuse of the mailing list. It would be more
> respectful to use the dedicated mailing list, which is clearly indicated in
> the same page where this list is documented, see:
>  http://caml.inria.fr/resources/forums.en.html
>
> "OCaml jobs and internships list  ocaml-jobs AT inria.fr
> This list is for exchanges between people looking for a job or an
> internship
> requiring skills in OCaml and people, corporations, universities, ...,
> offering
> such jobs or internships."


I believe it's fairly well established that job announcements are welcome on
the caml list, and that the appearance of the ocaml-jobs list does not
change that.  Here's a thread that asks and answers that very question.


http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_frm/thread/9d3d8d1e38ff6025/91cb814e46e8c414#91cb814e46e8c414