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programmers at high frequency trading firms can make well into the six figures and still spend most of the day coding.

What's the intellectual kit needed to become a programmer at a high frequency trading firm?

Math/stats + ultra lean code + plus understanding market micostructure. From the CS side some of the more cutting edge stuff I've heard of being worked on involves hacking graphics cards to get a speed edge and building data centers in the middle of the ocean for the same reason.



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