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Jane Street is hiring (as if you didn't already know)
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Date: 2009-08-11 (21:58)
From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@j...>
Subject: Re: Jane Street is hiring (as if you didn't already know)
And by-the-by, I will be at parts of ICFP, CUFP and DEFUN this year, so
if you're interested in hearing more about Jane Street, you should come
by and chat.


On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 17:50 -0400, Yaron Minsky wrote:
> This is my periodic reminder to the FP world that Jane Street is
> looking to hire functional programmers.  I've started getting the
> occasional inquiry coming in from people who are clearly unsure if our
> previous hiring announcements still apply, and I wanted to make it
> clear that they do.  So, at the risk of boring longtime residents of
> the list to tears:
> Despite the problems besetting much of the financial industry, we have
> grown strongly in the last few years in our people, our technology,
> the scope of our business and its profitability.  We now have over 30
> OCaml developers, and we are actively looking to hire more in Tokyo,
> London and New York.
> 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.
> The atmosphere is informal and intellectual, with a focus on learning.
> The work itself is deeply challenging, and you get to see the
> practical impact of your efforts in quick and dramatic terms.  Jane
> Street is also a small enough place that people have the freedom to
> get involved in many different areas of the business.
> Unlike many financial firms, software and technology are considered a
> core part of what we do, not some segmented-off cost center that the
> people who run the business don't think about.  Jane Street is a place
> where people really care about the quality of the software, to the
> point that several of the most senior members of the firm, who do not
> have technology backgrounds, nonetheless review critical portions of
> the codebase before they can go into production.
> If you'd like to learn more, here are some links.  First, there are a
> couple of papers we've written about our experiences here.
>    http://www.janestreet.com/technology/articles.php
> We also have a technically-oriented blog:
>   http://ocaml.janestreet.com
> For a (recruiting-oriented) overview of Jane Street, here's the firm
> website:
>   http://janestreet.com
> If you're interested, send me a resume and cover letter.
> y