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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Young & Wealthy trust Facebook MORE than Financial Advisers!

Young & Wealthy trust Facebook MORE than Financial Advisers!

Monday, March 28, 2011

WE'RE HIRING: C# WPF Developers Large Financial Company/ NYC Fixed Income Trading Area (JUNIOR/MIDLEVEL)

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

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You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.

If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in: § Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?
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VP Level, 200K+ Total Comp

Large Financial company in NYC is looking to hire Sr C# developer into
one of their fixed income trading groups, specifically the CMO
business. Background with any sort of structured product like MBS or
CMO is highly desired. Developer should have strong design and
architecture skills as well as strong coding skills with Winform
and/or WPF. Position reports into local head of IT.

Associate Level, 100-125K base +bonus
Professional experience level: 3-8 years

A fixed income trading business within our investment banking client
is looking to hire 3 additional developers for one of it's Fixed
Income Trading IT teams. Team would like to hire mid level
developers with anywhere from 3-8 years of experience at Associate/
Team member level. Position involves mostly new development with C#
and WPF. Team will consider strong Winforms based C# developers
provided they have at least a few months of WPF and can pass a basic
tech interview on WPF.

WE'RE HIRING: Sr C# Developer with Loans experience, eg: CMO Large Financial Company/ NYC

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?
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VP Level, 200K+ Total Comp

Large Financial company in NYC is looking to hire Sr C# developer into
one of their fixed income trading groups, specifically the CMO
business.   Background with any sort of structured product like MBS or
CMO is highly desired.   Developer should have strong design and
architecture skills as well as strong coding skills with Winform
and/or WPF.    Position reports into local head of IT.

We're HIRING: C# / WPF Developer (X2) Large Financial Company. Jersey City, 90-110K base +bonus

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.

If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?
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Position is for C# developer with at least some WPF and 2-7 years of professional experience.

Financial Company in Jersey City is looking to hire two C# developers in one of their risk groups. Will develop desktop applications with C# / WPF. Applications will consist of risk reporting, risk calculations and visualization, eg: application which allows users to drill down into data and visualize with graphs and charts.

Must have strong C# desktop development skills with Winforms and WPF. Although development will be done with WPF, team will consider strong C# Winforms developers who have at least a few months of WPF and can pass a basic tech interview on WPF.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Activist Investors Turn to Social Media to Enlist Support

Activist Investors Turn to Social Media to Enlist Support

"Social media has proved to be a powerful tool for a wide range of constituencies, including revolutionaries in the Middle East and corporations in the Midwest. But hedge funds and other investors have yet to really embrace sites like Twitter and Facebook as they rally support for their causes."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WE'RE HIRING: Perl/ SQL/ Unix Developer Large Financial Company/NYC Contract/ Daily rate

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am.


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?

Description: 
 
Position Description          

Data Mart/Data Flow Developer

Hands on data oriented developer required to support and enhance mission critical Credit Risk data infrastructure, as well as contribute to a strategic rewrite of the platform.  This individual will work with users to understand business requirements, derivative products, and existing data flows in order to add required functionality.  This role requires an individual who is experienced in large, batch oriented systems.  The current system is a large, complex system with numerous strategic clients and a very active user base.  This person must be adept at managing relationships and prioritizing requests across a diverse set of clients.  Key technologies are Sybase, DB2, perl, shell scripting, and Autosys.  The system processes OTC derivatives data, listed derivatives, futures, options, repos, stock loan, and other instruments which carry counterparty risk.  Prior experience with financial data required.
Skills Required
·        5+ years experience in Sybase.  The candidate must have strong knowledgebase of relational database performance and tuning, SQL, and stored procedures
·        5+ years perl and Unix / K-Shell scripting
  • 3+ years using Autosys and preferably experience with large batch processes
  • Code management tools such as Perforce
  • Prior experience with financial products, particularly OTC Derivatives

For Team Lead Candidates
·        Ability to effectively manage a long list of requests from multiple client groups
·        Ability to prioritize key deliverables and manage expectations in a resource constrained environment
·        Ability to effectively liaise with stakeholders
·        Excellent follow-through to ensure that projects are completed from analysis phase all the way through development, testing, and delivery
Skills Desired

  • Java, javascript
  • DB2
  • Experience with Informatica or other ETL tools
  • Experience building web applications
  • Exposure to financial products and risk management
  • Exposure to counterparty risk, margining, collateral or confirmation systems
Personal Attributes
Integrity & ownership, good team player, ability to work under time and resource dependencies and constraints, ability to find simple and effective solutions, high degree of motivation to expand technical and business knowledge.

Monday, March 21, 2011

High-frequency trading tech SEEPS into OTHER industries

High-frequency trading tech SEEPS into OTHER industries

" In many ways, the financial services industry has been a leader in terms of adopting and developing IT. The investments have been massive. Many have tried to market their internal software to others, with varying degrees of success."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

STUNNING Photos Of Post-APOCALYPTIC Japan

STUNNING Photos Of Post-APOCALYPTIC Japan

Senior C++/Java Developer Investment Bank/NYC

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am.


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?

VP Level, 130-150K base +bonus
 
 
Position Description:
A position for a highly-proficient developer has become available in the FX Options development team. This unit within the bank is poised for growth and expansion. This is a global team with development centers in New York, London, Hong Kong. The candidate will be focused on the development, enhancement and support of the FX Options trading applications, with responsibility for full life cycle development including requirement gathering from the business, design, implementation, testing and deployment of enhancements and new applications. The position requires excellent theoretical and practical development knowledge and a strong OO understanding. The candidate must be a highly motivated, enthusiastic team player with passion for building rich user interface applications and an extensive use of tiered technology. The candidate must be able to function with light supervision and be able to carry out the tasks necessary to deliver quality solutions to the business. Excellent communication skills are required. You will interact with internal clients such as, trading, quants, sales, technology and client operations groups as well as colleagues in New York and Hong Kong. Experience working with a trading desk, especially FX Options, is highly desirable. The team operates 24 hours out of 3 locations handing over to each other throughout the day.

Skills Required:
Java and/or C++
Good knowledge of OO A&D 
Knowledge of XML and related technologies 
RDBMS and SQL knowledge
Basic knowledge of Linux ( basic shell script, grep, cat, ls )
Experience of full software development life cycle

Skills Desired:
Knowledge or familiarity of FIX 
•FX Options product/business knowledge 
•Development experience within a front office/real time trading environment

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Top SEVEN Corporate Tax EVADERS

The Top SEVEN Corporate Tax EVADERS

"Want to hear something worth having a tea party about? Some of the largest US corporations have mastered the art of evading taxes by booking expenses in the US and profits in low-tax countries.
As companies send off their corporate tax filings on the March 15th filing deadline, think about the multi-billion dollar corporations which Forbes reports had lower tax rates than you did"

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Dow's Plunge: Should YOU Be WORRIED?

The Dow's Plunge: Should YOU  Be WORRIED?

We're Hiring: Sr Python/Django Developer (Southern California)

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com 

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it! 

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years). 

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME** 

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term. 

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY. 
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am. 


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in: 

§ Types of systems? 

§ Technologies? 

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization? 



Then more importantly, your Wish List 

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice? 

· Industry preference? 

· Size/culture? 

· Maximum commute radius? 

· Least acceptable compensation? 

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in? 



Motivation 

· Why are you looking to leave? 

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay? 

· How soon can you start a new job? 

· What about when you get a counter offer? 

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job? 
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Qualifications:
•    7-10 years of professional software development experience producing web-based systems in a Linux environment
•    A passion for software development, excited to teach and learn from others on a small team
•    Solid understanding and practical experience using object-oriented design principles and patterns
•    Extensive development experience in Python, Ruby or Perl
•    Experience using an RDBMS such as MySQL and comfortable enough with SQL to do more than simple selects from tables
•    Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
•    MVC web framework (Django, RoR, Catalyst)
•    Experience in distributed/cloud computing is a plus (Hadoop, Cassandra, EC2, etc.)
•    Consumer Internet product experience preferred
•    Helping support the operation of our production services
•    C/C++ or Objective-C a plus

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WE'RE HIRING: JR/MIDLEVEL Server Side Core Java Developer (TOP FINANCIAL NYC)

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am.


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?
-----


Server Side Core Java Developer
Front Office Trading
Investment Bank, NYC
100-125K base + bonus
5-10 years experience. 


Position Description:
Hands-on developer with responsibilities in building a real time front-office trading system for credit products (CDS, corporate bonds, indexes, etc). This role will require solving challenging software engineering problems, interacting with business users and learning trading and risk management aspects of the credit business. The ideal candidate will be a strong technologist capable of taking on end-to-end responsibility for user-facing system features, coming up with strategic and tactical architecture and design and implementing client and server code.

Required:
Very strong Core Java or C#/WinForms. 
Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and requirements. 
Goal oriented - bent on getting things done and solutions delivered to business.

Desired:
Experience building front office trading and risk management platforms

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oil at $125 would be “really a crucial tipping point,” pushing gasoline to $4 a gallon

Oil at $125 would be “really a crucial tipping point,” pushing gasoline to $4 a gallon, said Carl Riccadonna, senior U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in New York. “That would be the level where we start to significantly downgrade our economic projections,” Riccadonna said, including a 50 percent slash in his forecast for growth of about 3.1 percent in household consumption.Oil at $125 would be “really a crucial tipping point,” pushing gasoline to $4 a gallon, said Carl Riccadonna, senior U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in New York. “That would be the level where we start to significantly downgrade our economic projections,” Riccadonna said, including a 50 percent slash in his forecast for growth of about 3.1 percent in household consumption.

Courtney Love Defames On Internet (Twitter), Must Settle

"As part of a legal settlement, the musician and actress Courtney Love agreed to begin paying $430,000 this week to a fashion designer who claimed that Ms. Love had posted multiple defamatory 140-character remarks about her on Twitter in March 2009, ruining her reputation and her business. Dawn Simorangkir, the clothing and accessories designer behind the Boudoir Queen line from Austin, Tex., also accused Ms. Love of making disparaging comments about her on MySpace and Etsy.com during a dispute over a $4,000 payment for a dress. Ms. Love, the lead singer for Hole, argued that she was expressing her opinions online and that Ms. Simorangkir’s business did not suffer as the result of the dispute and had in fact, benefited from the publicity of doing business with her. The case was closely watched not only because Ms. Love’s celebrity arises partly from having made a public spectacle of herself during the last two decades. It also would have been one of the first high-profile cases addressing the question of what amounts to defamation on social sites and whether alleged defamatory remarks disseminated on social sites have more or less impact than if they were broadcast or published in traditional media."

Would tapping oil reserve HELP in wake of Libya?

Would tapping oil reserve help in wake of Libya?

"If the crisis escalates, some analysts see $4-per-gallon gas right around the corner, and that concern has the Obama administration considering whether to take the drastic step of tapping the nation's oil reserves.
"The issue of the reserves is one we're considering," White House Chief of Staff William Daley said Sunday on "Meet the Press." "I think there is no one who doubts that the uncertainty in the Middle East right now has caused this tremendous increase in the last number of weeks."
The U.S.-held emergency oil supply - called the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - contains 727,000,000 barrels of oil ... enough to supply the nation for several months.
Proponents say releasing oil from the reserves would calm spiking gas prices and limit the threat to the U.S. economic recovery. Critics say the oil reserves should be saved for a true emergency." 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

PR firm with Peter Mandelson link hired to whitewash Libyan regime

PR firm with Peter Mandelson link hired to whitewash Libyan regime

"A PUBLIC relations firm set up by a close friend of former British business secretary Peter Mandelson was hired by Muammar Gaddafi to whitewash his tyrannical regime and win acceptance for Libya in the West.
 
Brown Lloyd James promoted the dictator as a "fascinating contemporary world figure" and his son Saif as a human rights champion. Lord Mandelson, who also knows Saif, has stayed at the Caribbean holiday home of Peter Brown, one of the company's founding partners.
Work carried out by the PR firm, which has offices in London, New York and Tripoli, included:
Reputational management for Saif, highlighting his role in freeing Western hostages and alleviating poverty in Africa;
Promoting a live video address by Colonel Gaddafi to the London School of Economics last December in which he hailed former British prime minister Tony Blair as a friend;
Advising the Libyan ruler before his inaugural address to the UN, 40 years after he came to power.
The activities of BLJ were part of a global drive to gain the former pariah state legitimacy and influence. At least two other US consultancy firms, the Washington-based Livingston Group and Monitor, based in Massachusetts, were paid at least $US5.5 million between them by the regime." 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Unemployment rate drops to 8.9 percent. HAS the economy TURNED A CORNER???

The economy added 192,000 jobs in February, the best showing since May of last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The politically important unemployment rate fell from 9 percent to 8.9 percent. Economists viewed the employment numbers as “solid” but not “ebullient.” The numbers were a marked improvement over January, when 63,000 jobs were created. (That figure is from a revised report.)

A Booming Economy EVEN GOOD For The Stock Market?

A Booming Economy EVEN GOOD For The Stock Market?

"The economy is doing better, and we will survey some of the highlights. But does this mean the stock market is headed higher? A chart from Louis Gave got me to thinking, and I shot off a few thoughts and questions to Ed Easterling and Vitaliy Katsenelson. What ensued was a lively “battle” of charts and thoughts and more questions, so this week I let you look over my shoulder at our conversation. This letter will print longer than normal, as there are a lot of charts. I think you will find it very thought-provoking, if only a little cautionary. And we start with a look at a survey about what Americans think of the current fiscal deficit and the ways to remedy it."

Friday, March 4, 2011

We're HIRING: UX Software Engineer (Top Financial NYC)

Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME**

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am.


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in:

§ Types of systems?

§ Technologies?

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization?



Then more importantly, your Wish List

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice?

· Industry preference?

· Size/culture?

· Maximum commute radius?

· Least acceptable compensation?

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in?



Motivation

· Why are you looking to leave?

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay?

· How soon can you start a new job?

· What about when you get a counter offer?

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job?
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UX Software Engineer

We seek an experienced UX Software Engineer for a position based in New York. Applicant must have a minimum of 5-10++ years experience as a Software Engineer with demonstrated experience using design and development of modern enterprise applications.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Software Engineer that possesses a commitment to excellence and high standards. Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills are a must. 


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Documentation as per standards and guidelines and completion of periodic task status reports.
 Continuously enhance knowledge as per project/organizational need and share information/ knowledge at all levels.
 This individual will participate with cross-functional team of professionals to provide technical architecture, design and development and act as a technical guide for subordinates.
 Keep pace with demanding operational responsibilities to meet schedules, deliveries and quality expectations.
 Demonstrate responsiveness towards peers and other functional areas.
 Independently handle assigned tasks with minimum guidance.


REQUIRED SKILLS:

 5-8 years experience in the design and development of modern enterprise applications, primarily focusing on the user interface.
 Solid understanding of core programming principles.
 Experience with of multiple current web mark-up and scripting languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX 
 Experience with java script libraries like Prototype, JQuery etc. 
 Experience in developing flash (Action Script ) based applications like video players.
 Experience with templating technologies (i.e. Velocity ) 
 Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management. 
 Ability to not only work well with others in a team-based environment but also take on a leadership role in a collaborative environment. 

DESIRED SKILLS:
The following skills are not required, but are a plus:
 Experience with Java/J2EE.
 Media experience is a plus.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelors Degree, or equivalent work experience, in Computer Science or related field preferred.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We are HIRING: Low Latency Java Developer: Chicago or NYC




Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com 

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it! 

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years). 

**CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME** 

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term. 

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY. 
Work closely with a trading group in Asia to develop fast and elegant tools for high frequency, low latency trading systems. Because this group trades the Asian markets, you will be working 5:30 pm to 1 am. 


If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in: 

§ Types of systems? 

§ Technologies? 

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization? 



Then more importantly, your Wish List 

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice? 

· Industry preference? 

· Size/culture? 

· Maximum commute radius? 

· Least acceptable compensation? 

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in? 



Motivation 

· Why are you looking to leave? 

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay? 

· How soon can you start a new job? 

· What about when you get a counter offer? 

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job? 
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Location: NY or Chicago 

Seeking a High Frequency/Low Latency Java Developer. Key skills are spring, hibernate, multithreaded applications and extensive experience with ECNs (electronic trading) and connectivity. 

Knowledge of Fixed Income products is a definite plus however, any front office trading experience (equities, fx, derivatives) will suffice. 


We have a long-standing relationship with the hiring manager and know he has the budget and is ready to start interviewing!

We're HIRING: Tech Support Specialist (Top Financial NYC)

THANKS.

Finder's fees can be offered for anybody you can recommend that YOU KNOW (providing contact info is a start) and obviously they MUST BE QUALIFIED and get interviewed and HIRED.
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Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential...

If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
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Responsibilities include: support for  technology-related needs of the firm; installation, troubleshooting of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; researching, testing, and evaluating new technology products and; developing new monitoring and administration tools to automate maintenance tasks; as well as involvement in general technology projects.

The ideal candidate will have a computer science or engineering degree, extensive knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX environments, some programming and scripting ability (perl, python, shell, etc.),

We're HIRING: Technology Media Telecom (TMT) Analyst (Top Financial NYC)

Technology Media Telecom (TMT) Analyst

MUST HAVE: at least four years of experience on the buy- or sell-side or with an asset manager. Previous coverage of the TMT space is a decided advantage.


Qualified candidates can email a resume onto QuantRec @gmail.com or call +1.203.297.8268 - thanks!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WE'RE HIRING: HPC (High Performance Computing) Group, Python/C++ Junior/Midlevel Developer (NYC) - Top Tier Research Group

 THANKS.

Finder's fees can be offered for anybody you can recommend that YOU KNOW (providing contact info is a start) and obviously they MUST BE QUALIFIED and get interviewed and HIRED.
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Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it!

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years).

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term.

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY.
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Candidate will have an history of a academic and/or accomplishment in
scientific research programming with PYTHON and/or computational
science. Expertise must include parallel computation, scientific
computing, molecular dynamics, and large-scale data management and
analysis—but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical
than exceptional intellectual ability and a demonstrated track record
of achievement. The right candidate should have at least 2-5+ years of
solid programming experience with a minimum python, c++ or java as
well as a track record of management experience of overseeing
significant python based projects. Candidate can come out of a
national lab doing such projects or industry firm such as google,
yahoo, or other large users of SERVER SIDE PYTHON and supercomputing.
Willing to look at more junior candidates for other roles as well.
Comp will be ABOVE market for anybody fitting above. Looking for
around 5-6 of these people for this quarter and next

We're HIRING: Jr / Mid level C# Developer NYC (Prop Trading) 3-6 years of professional experience


We're HIRING: Jr / Mid level C# Developer NYC (Prop Trading Firm) 
Call or text 203-29-QUANT 203.297.8268 if you have any questions and are qualified for this role or others posted. Please speak clearly if leaving a voicemail, and let me know the role you are applying for and if you have sent a resume or not. You may call or text at any time. All discussions and messages are fully confidential... If QUALIFIED &AUTHORIZED FOR USA WORK, email resume QuantRec @gmail.com 

Goto http://www.QuantRec.com for updates on jobs, bookmark it! 

You can fax in resume to 206-202-7703 as well. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE your salary requirements (2010 base/bonus), location preferences, and for my notes where you have been interviewing or been submitted to in the past 6 months (as there are multiple opportunities if you are a solid techie). Must currently be in USA and be Green CARD/US CITIZEN/h1b with enough years left on visa (at least 3 years). 

CANDIDATE SENDING IN ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS MENTIONED ABOVE SHALL BE PLACED SOONER THAN THOSE SENDING A GENERIC RESPONSE WITH ONLY A RESUME 

If we asked around, what are you known for in terms of expertise in: 

§ Types of systems? 

§ Technologies? 

· Got a recent instance where your technical contribution had a real impact on the organization? 

Then more importantly, your Wish List 

· What's the job you want? 2nd choice? 

· Industry preference? 

· Size/culture? 

· Maximum commute radius? 

· Least acceptable compensation? 

· What specific companies in this area are you interested in? 



Motivation 

· Why are you looking to leave? 

· What aspects of your job would you change in order to stay? 

· How soon can you start a new job? 

· What about when you get a counter offer? 

· What specific requirements do you have before accepting a new job? 

Also include the best times to reach you over the near term. 

Candidates MEETING MOST OF the SPEC below will be contacted PROMPTLY. 

Looking for developer with 3-6 years of professional exp. Must have CS Degree. Must have experience with Winforms for Windows based Front End C# development, although some experience with WPF is preferred. Some experience with webforms /ASP.NET is also desired. If person has background in C++ they will be able to participate in server development, though this is not required. Some finance experience or background in math with an interest in finance is helpful as this role will primarily involve front office development for an options trading firm. Will develop: web based reports for traders, small tools to analyze volatility. 

Must have strong interpersonal skills - this company will not hire someone who lacks good social skills. Must have a computer science degree from good comp sci program - doesn't need to be IVY LEAGUE, but come from good CS program. 

90-110K base +bonus. 

This is a company which is less than 3 years old with less than 20 ppl. But they are already profitable and very stable. Person must want 'entrepreneurial' role. This firm specializes in Options Trading - Prop Business model offers the highest income potential in financial industry so future bonus potential will be very high. This is firm which stresses offering great working environment, with good working hours and other quality of life factors. Employees earn equity in firm after year and half. 

- Practical experience with multi threading in GUI applications 
- Real time GUIs, experience with applications that receive large amounts of data from multiple sources while providing users with a responsive display 
- Some understanding of networking protocols 
- Developing custom controls from scratch, an appreciations and understanding of writing code for reuse. 
- ASP.NET 
- WPF comprehensive understanding of all the latest C# libraries. 
- C# 3.5

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Dodge Paying Life Benefits

Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Dodge Paying Life Benefits

"Jane Pierce spent nine years struggling alongside her husband, Todd, as he fought cancer in his sinus cavity. The treatments were working. Then, in July 2009, Todd died in a fiery car crash. He was 46. That was the beginning of a whole new battle for Jane Pierce, this time with Todd’s life insurance company,MetLife Inc.
A state medical examiner and a sheriff in Rosebud County,Montana, concluded that Pierce’s death was an accident, caused when he lost control of his silver GMC pickup after passing a car on a two-lane road." 

Terrified China Warns Hong Kong Media About Covering The "Jasmine Revolution"

Terrified China Warns Hong Kong Media About Covering The "Jasmine Revolution"

"China was strongly condemned after multiple reports this past weekend about mistreatment of journalists covering the budding protest movement in the country.
Beijing continues to express its fear, as it now lashes out at the Hong Kong press, threatening any media org that covers the revolution"

Apple's iPad 2 unveiling viewed as 'CRUCIAL' to stay ahead of competition

Apple's iPad 2 unveiling viewed as 'CRUCIAL' to stay ahead of competition

"With over a hundred tablets expected to come to market this year looking to take on the iPad, Apple's unveiling of its second-generation tablet on Wednesday will be a critical moment for the company, one analyst believes.

Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities said in a note to investors on Tuesday that he believe's Apple's iPad 2 event, to be held on Wednesday, is a "crucial product launch." In particular, he said, analysts will look to see how well Apple handles the debut of its second-generation iPad with Chief Executive Steve Jobs on a medical leave of absence.

"We estimate there are well over one hundred tablets coming to market around the world this year," White said. "Assuming a new iPad is unveiled at this event, we believe Apple must make a convincing case for why the iPad 2 is better than the plethora of competitors coming to market, while at the same time persuading iPad 1 buyers to upgrade to iPad 2."

With 15 million iPads sold in calendar year 2010, the new device has become a very important product for Apple. White noted that the iPad and related products and services generated $4.61 billion in sales in the first quarter of Apple's fiscal 2011, amounting to 17.2 percent of the company's revenue."