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RE: [ruby-75] Thomson Reuters -- The StreetApps Challenge

From: David S.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:13 AM

Hey All,

Hope all is well.  I am a technology recruiter.  I am wondering if anyone who gets these emails either would have an interest in looking at this opportunity or might know of someone who would.  It is a well-funded start-up in New York that links buyers and sellers together in the Hedge Fund – Private Equity space.  One of the owners is a close personal friend of mine.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

Programmer needs to be the integral part for a true engineering-driven financial services company.

 

A trans-formative start-up is looking for a hardcore Ruby programmer. This is a serious financial application that will radically transform the $6+ Trillion dollar private market.   The ideal candidate will have a balance between the need for speed and focus on elegant design.

 

The chief programmer will help us implement many exciting new features for our rapidly growing site. If you are an enthusiastic and a talented programmer, and you want to radically change Wall Street without selling your soul then this job is for you! The position includes implementing cutting edge applications for use by the largest institutional investors. This job requires someone who loves solving problems, is a fast programmer, and enjoys the blend of creativity and practical engineering that accompanies this skill set.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

The design, development, and implementation of highly interactive Ruby on Rails site.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Key Responsibilities:

o             Experience building rich internet applications with Ruby on Rails and Java.

o             A sharp design/development mind who wants to push the envelope with Flash technology

o             4+ years web / interactive development experience

o             Strong Flash, Flex, and Action script 3 skills

o             Strong foundation in visual/interface design, motion graphics and UI design

o             Strong knowledge of AJAX, JavaScript, HTML, xHTML, AMF, XML a plus

o             Ability to integrate feedback from Flash/Traditional Graphic Designers for look and feel and traditional

                Engineers for back-end logic and conversion of content

o             Strong understanding and implementation of Paypal

o             You must have a sense of mission

o             Interest or experience in working at a lead level is also a big plus

 

Role:

Consultant for 6 months with ability to convert to permanent

 

 

 

 

David Suter
Director of Technology Placements
Evantage, LLC
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For detailed descriptions of our hottest req's, please visit  http://evantagecorp.com/jobs.html

 

 

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Ray Wang
Sent: Wednesday, May 19,[masked]:31 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [ruby-75] Thomson Reuters -- The StreetApps Challenge

 

Hi all,

 

I emailed Lou but it seems he already has a team. 

 

Is anyone else interested in tackling this challenge in a team? I am looking for someone who already have some iphone experience. I am currently working in technology for Goldman and I have some experience with finance in general. I already have some ideas on what to build.

 

If you want to form a team please email me back!

 

Thanks,

Ray

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Lou Zell <[address removed]> wrote:

I would like to do this.  It's a great excuse to learn something about finance.  One thing though, I have no idea what kind of app a financial professional needs!  I have experience building iphone apps, is there someone that knows a thing or two about finance that would like to team up?  Or, if you just have ideas with no intention of building, it would be great if you sent them to the list.

 

Thanks, 

Lou

 

 

On Tuesday,May 18, 2010, at 1:12PM, Brandon Kessler wrote:



Hi, quick note that there's a new developer challenge from Thomson Reuters called The StreetApps Challenge -- $25,000 plus prizes to create mobile apps for financial professionals. They're looking to strengthen their developer ecosystem and are providing new access to their APIs.

 

 

Feel free to email us with any questions: [address removed] 

 

Thanks!





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