[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Engineer Needed for Machine Learning Group

Charles Durham ratzes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:12:08 UTC 2015

Nothing in the description (aside from the subject line) says that the
engineer would be developing in Haskell. The C/C++/Python/Go to me
indicates this has no business being posted here. Am I wrong?

Charles Durham

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Charles Weitzer <charles at voleon.com> wrote:

> Voleon Capital Management LP is a quantitative hedge fund located in
> Berkeley, California. We would like to hire a senior software engineer with
> strong functional programming experience as soon as possible.
> Voleon’s founders previously worked together at one of the most successful
> quantitative hedge funds in the world. Our CEO has a PhD in Computer
> Science from Stanford and has been CEO and founder of a successful Internet
> infrastructure startup. Our Chief Investment Officer has a PhD in
> Statistics from Berkeley. Voleon’s team includes PhD's from leading
> departments in statistics, computer science, and mathematics. We have made
> several unpublished advances in the field of machine learning and in other
> areas as well.
> Here is our formal job description:
> **********************************************************
> * Senior Software Engineer *
> Technology-driven investment firm employing cutting-edge
> statistical machine learning techniques seeks an exceptionally capable
> software engineer. You will architect and implement new production trading
> systems, machine learning infrastructure, data integration pipelines,
> and large-scale storage systems.
> The firm researches and deploys systematic trading strategies designed
> to generate attractive returns without being dependent on the performance
> of the overall market. Join a team of under 30 people that includes a
> Berkeley statistics professor as well as over ten PhD's from Berkeley,
> Chicago, CMU, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and UCLA, led by the founder and
> CEO of a successful Internet infrastructure technology firm. The firm’s
> offices are walking distance from BART and the UC Berkeley campus in
> downtown Berkeley, California. We have a casual and collegial office
> environment, catered lunches, and competitive benefits packages.
> We seek candidates with a proven track record of writing
> correct, well-designed software, solving hard problems, and delivering
> complex projects on time. You should preferably have experience designing
> and implementing fault-tolerant distributed systems. Experience with
> building large-scale data infrastructure, stream processing systems,
> or latency-sensitive programs is a bonus.
> We are growing rapidly. Willingness to take initiative and a
> gritty determination to productize are essential.
> Required experience:
> - strong experience developing in a functional programming environment
> (Haskell, Erlang, others).
> - developing with C/C++/Python/Go in a Linux environment with a focus
> on performance, concurrency, and correctness.
> - working in TCP/IP networking, multi-threading, and server development.
> - working with common Internet protocols (IP, TCP/UDP, SSL/TLS, HTTP,
> SNMP, etc.).
> - architecting and designing highly available systems.
> - architecting and designing large-scale data management infrastructure.
> - working in large codebases and building modular, manageable code.
> Preferred experience.:
> - debugging and performance profiling, including the use of tools such
> as strace, valgrind, gdb, tcpdump, etc.
> - working with build and test automation tools.
> - working with well-defined change management processes.
> - diagnosing RDBMS performance problems, exploiting indexing, using
> EXPLAIN PLAN, optimizing at the code layer, etc.
> - working with messaging queues (RabbitMQ, Redis, etc.) as well
> as distributed caching systems.
> Interest in financial applications is essential, but experience in
> finance is not a primary factor in our hiring.
> Benefits and compensation are highly competitive.
> **********************************************************
> The above job description is just a starting point in terms of possible
> duties and seniority.  We can be very flexible for the right person.
> If you are interested please apply on our website:
> http://voleon.com/apply/.
> If you have any questions or  if you know of anyone who might be
> interested, let us know the best way to get in touch and we can discuss
> details.
> Thank you,
> Charles Weitzer
> Senior Recruiter
> Voleon Capital Management LP
> Office: 510.704.9870 x 7012
> Mobile: (510) 558-9182
> www.Voleon.com <http://www.voleon.com/>
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