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

Christopher Allen cma at bitemyapp.com
Mon Nov 2 20:15:01 UTC 2015

To your point,

>- strong experience developing in a functional programming environment
(Haskell, Erlang, others).

is usually a dog-whistle for "we want better than average programmers but
we're going to make them use tools that'll make them less effective and
less happy"

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Charles Durham <ratzes at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 several unpublished advances in the field of machine learning and in other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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