QuoteOriginally posted by: mrmisterNothing makes your life more miserable than moving from actual technology firms on the west coast to finance IT, be it "front-office" or "back-office". Now, we will wait to hear from twofish about why it is glorious and spectacular to be a code monkey in finance IT.It really depends on the group that you work with. I work with a cool bunch of people. There are other groups in the same place in which people have the "abused worker" stare. IT is sort of a dirty word in finance. So is "technology". Also there is a marketing issue. You take some work and if you label it "IT" then it gets underfunded and sent off to India. You call the exact same work and call it "quantitative development" and then suddenly it becomes sexy. Now what that means is that people tend to take "IT" jobs and market as "quantitative development" but if you have a recruiter that says "here is an IT job" it means that the job is so bad that they aren't even willing to lie to you.QuoteAbout algorithmic trading, you have a better chance of getting into it if you have never ever worked in finance IT. As someone mentioned below, supporting a trading system and supporting an algorithmic trading system are very different things.Quite true.
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