Calling all Quants

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by SunTrader, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. SunTrader


    userque, JRoela, toon and 4 others like this.
  2. horizon


    Nice list.
  3. kmiklas


    yc47ib and fan27 like this.
  4. d08


    This is a good example why modern IT systems are always full of issues. Way too much tech, so much bloat. Minor version issues and bugs will wreak havoc.
  5. kmiklas


    idk man... that stuff is all necessary in today's IT environment.
    persistence likes this.
  6. bootize


  7. panzerman


    A Quant and a Data Engineer as described here are not necessarily the same person or skill set. A Quant IMHO has much more of a mathematical skill set than the CS/IT technologies shown here. There will of course be overlap in skill sets to some degree.
    kmiklas likes this.
  8. 2rosy


    that pic is bloat. What is really depicted is
    1) data access
    2) persistence
    3) messaging
    4) scheduling

    the rest is basic IT/programming infrastructure things
  9. Some of those Python tools/libs are ok but it's mostly a rabbit hole that won't lead to profitability. And that data engineer pic is part of the reason I hate tech so much lol, so much useless crap to keep up with and it's exhausting.

    All you really need:
    1. quality data: Norgate Data
    2. a way to build and test strategies accurately: RealTest or AmiBroker
    3. a way to place orders: Interactive Brokers API (Python, C#, whatever)
    Most of the time should be spent rapidly designing and testing strategies in the pursuit of edge, not fighting crappy tools and infrastructure.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2021
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  10. Also, if you are skilled in Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HDFS then you are soo 2019. The new stack is Kafka, Kinesis, Fivetran, Stitch, Singer, Airflow, Dagster, DBT, Dataform, Snowflake and Redshift, if you don't have at least 5 years of experience in all of them you might as well quit your white collar job and get hired as a cashier at Target or so.
    #10     Sep 22, 2021