Registered: Jan 2012
08-11-12 04:02 PM
Quote from WinstonTJ:
That sounds like a programmer role to me. I don't know many IT guys who know that many languages or use SQL on a daily basis.
Hi, that many languages? yeah maybe for a junior - but if you know the sector there are plenty of guys out there who can (and required to) code using c++, c#, python, R, kdb+ as there preferred ones for various tools (e.g. excel add-ins, server side services/libraries/ databases, GUIs).. there are houses that specilaise in non-MS or MS technology but they usually know more than 2 languages.. and for SQL - everyone knows sql - even non-IT - but yeah it depends on the firm you're talking about. I know places where every trader/quant/risk person has a sql client.. I know one other place where the sales/client guys use sql everyday. Technology really helps your daily job - it doesn't mean only IT are allowed to use it.
I'm not sure what the IT/programmer differentiation is about, but IT generally in finance firms is a programmer.. not talking infrastructure/desktop support type where they just install programms for u or parition hard drives etc.