My apologies for the somewhat unusual first post and thanks for reading... In the past 6+ years I've made about $1,500,000 in profits by trading full-time, starting with about $60,000. Here's a video proof of profits in my largest account: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30483503/proof_profits_1024x768.wmv (note: I changed my Ameritrade username to make that video) I need to make/earn another $1,000,000 or so to reach my personal financial goals. Unfortunately the profits generated by my strategies have been steadily declining so I need a new approach for that last million. I believe I would fit well in a quant hedge fund, but could use some advice on how to break into the industry (I'm nowhere close to NYC/CT) and what kind of compensation package to expect? I am not interested in low-comp junior positions. If I can't get $150K+/year for starters, I'll just go back to being a software engineer and trade on the side. I'm open to any other job as well, as long as it pays well. My non-trading background is bachelors and masters in computer science from top schools followed by a number of years as a software engineer. To head off any questions/doubts: 1) Yes, I realize my proof video could've been faked. If it comes to that I can post any number of other documents (monthly brokerage statements, 1099s, tax returns, etc) as proof, but I am asking for advice about a quant job, not trying to prove my profits to the world. I will obviously provide all the required proof to potential employers. 2) I can't discuss any aspect of my trading strategies. 3) I am not interested in any investments or business propositions that involve putting my own capital at risk or that don't guarantee me a salary of $150K+/year. I'll be happy to answer any questions as long as they are not about my trading strategies. Thanks for your help.