Skills Required
Java/J2EE, MySQL, PHP, Servlets, Apache, JSP, Linux, Financial Algorithms

What you NEED for this position:

- 7+ years industry professional experience,
- 5+ years of recent engineering experience in building J2EE applications with front end components.
- 5+ years of recent engineering experience in LAMP stack – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
- Experience with MySQL databases through JDBC
- Experience working deploying applications to J2EE application servers
- Good programming concept knowledge: algorithms, data structures, network protocols
- Enterprise front end development experience (JSP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX)
- Experience with Linux operating system
- Experience with SVN source control

Candidates with financial experience and knowledge are preferred.

The ideal candidate will have good technical leadership and design skills,
experience with remote teams, and full project life cycles.

Our flagship product FusionIQ can be seen here:

The position of Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for maintaining the
core web application while designing new products. You will work with our analysts
to develop backtesting algorithms and commercial data feeds in custom formats.
Experience working with financial data sources (Bloomberg,Reuters,Morningstar) is highly desirable.


Category: Quantitative, Web/Tech

Astroturfing: Study Falsely Claims Economist Affiliations

“This is the first I have heard about it. It’s not a very good report.” -Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel-winning economist > Dealbook: “A new study backed by pro-business groups takes a harsh stance on rules intended to bring transparency to the $600 billion derivatives market. The report, published on Monday, claims that proposed regulation could…Read More

Category: Derivatives, Regulation

Muniland and Pensions

Muniland and Pensions February 15, 2011 David R. Kotok > “In December, projections by Meredith Whitney, the banking analyst, about possible municipal defaults began to rattle the $2.86 trillion municipal-debt market. Investors withdrew $1.2 billion from U.S. municipal-bond mutual funds, the 13th-straight outflow, Lipper U.S. Fund Flows said about the week ending Feb. 10….Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

It’s time to measure inflation

It’s time to measure inflation both in the US and abroad. Over the next 3 days in the US, import prices, PPI, CPI and the prices paid and received components in the NY and Philly Fed survey’s will be released. UK CPI hit 4% y/o/y, the highest since Nov ’08 while the BoE has their…Read More

Category: MacroNotes

Fannie/Freddie Market Share Plummeted During Boom

You may have missed Matt Phillips massive read Friday afternoon on the GSEs in the WSJ blog Marketbeat. The entire piece is definitely worth your time, but I found one chart especially compelling: It shows Fannie & Freddie’s market share plummeting from over 70% to under 40%, as Wall Street securitized all manner of non-conforming…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls

Michael Lewis, Financial Disaster Travel Journalist

“At bottom, I’m not all that interested in money,” Michael Lewis tells Planet Money:

It’s peculiar that I’ve written financial books and worked on Wall Street. … I’m interested in something else, and I guess that other thing is character and action and the general drift of societies. Money, because people care so much about it … is this great prism through which to view people.

On NPR’s Planet Money, they talk about the long arc of Lewis’s work.

Category: Video

Some Personal Observations about Egypt by Peter Alois

Some Personal Observations about Egypt by Peter Alois February 14, 2011 Peter Alois is a director of the Global Interdependence Center and one of my colleagues there. He is retired from the Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce, where he had many years of experience posted in the Middle East. He is also…Read More

Category: Think Tank

MERS Decision: In re: FERREL L. AGARD Case No. 810-77338-reg

In Re Agard 48750818 US Bankruptcy Court New York Memorandum Decision

Category: Legal, Think Tank

Judge: MERS Invalid

“MERS and its partners made the decision to create and operate under a business model that was designed in large part to avoid the requirements of the traditional mortgage-recording process. The court does not accept the argument that because MERS may be involved with 50 percent of all residential mortgages in the country, that is…Read More

Category: Legal, Real Estate

Who is Esperanza Spalding ?

Who Is Esperanza Spalding, Best New Artist Winner? Official site Album: Esperanza Hat tip Craig!

Category: Music, Weekend