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accepted What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
I second your view. For the core trading system, financial knowledge is much much more important than coding skill. The same is true that understanding the algorithm itself is much more important than implementation. An engineer is more valuable for working on the infrastructure for platform in an invest bank.
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
Really good point! BTW, if you want to be the second type IT, how can you prepare?
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
Good point. But what will happen if your job is not so close to the front office users. For example, the IT system infrastructure. This may includes networking, telecommunication, even hardware....
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
I don't agree with your last opinion, which is "software is secondary". Trading software is absolutely important for a top invest bank.
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
I aggree with you, Richard. The work time depends on what kinds of projects you are doing. The workload is very different if you are working closely to the front-office.
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
It's very helpful. Based on my observation during the interview, there is a big chance for me to work on the infrastructure of the IT system in that bank.(networking, server etc.) So I think it's not the best choice for a new graduate who wants to be a good developer.
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comment What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?
I'm sorry but I am not looking for a internship. I am facing the decision of the first job between these two positions. Maybe there is some problem in my description.
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