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Hello!!

I have studied applied maths and I have done my master in the field Mathematics of Computer Science.

Now I am looking for a job.

Are there jobs that are related to my studies?

My master was more related to theoretical computer science than to practical. At which kind of jobs is this needed? Only in the research field?
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You could become a Software Engineer?
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it sounds like you'd be interested in data science. i'm sure you know it's a field of computer science and statistics. http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/...ist,_IT/Salary
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(Original post by mathmari)
Hello!!

I have studied applied maths and I have done my master in the field Mathematics of Computer Science.

Now I am looking for a job.

Are there jobs that are related to my studies?

My master was more related to theoretical computer science than to practical. At which kind of jobs is this needed? Only in the research field?
Off the top of my head:

Algorithmic Trader
Quantitative Developer
Quantitative Analyst
Data Scientist
Software Engineer at an algorithm heavy tech company
Product Manager
High Frequency Trader
A PhD in Theoretical CompSci
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is quantitative development more of a career for postgraduate/phd students? i've looked at some of the job advertisements and most of them say it's highly desirable to have a phd in in statistics/machine learning. how can an undergraduate build a career path to a quantitative development role?
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A masters is usually enough. But yeah, for the most part they are looking for PhD level candidates.

Well, you apply to quant dev internships at fintech companies, banks, high frequency trading firms etc. If you manage to nab one, you're well on your way.

Note: the interview process is riddled with brainteasers, mental maths tests, mathematical modelling cases, verbal programming etc.

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A masters is usually enough. But yeah, for the most part they are looking for PhD level candidates.

Well, you apply to quant dev internships at fintech companies, banks, high frequency trading firms etc. If you manage to nab one, you're well on your way.

Note: the interview process is riddled with brainteasers, mental maths tests, mathematical modelling cases, verbal programming etc.

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do you have to be at a target/semi-target to have a reasonable chance of securing an intern? i firmed university of york, i don't think it's a semi-target though.
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Usually yeah, but nothing is stopping you from trying from York! Not to mention the top tech companies (google, facebook etc) are accessible so long as you do well in their coding interviews.

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Usually yeah, but nothing is stopping you from trying from York! Not to mention the top tech companies (google, facebook etc) are accessible so long as you do well in their coding interviews.

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are software engineering jobs at companies like google and facebook less competitive than quantitative developer jobs? how many years of experience does it take to become a software architect at a company like google/facebook?
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My impression on this is that they are the opposite. QD isn't greatly competitive compared to software engineering jobs in top tech companies, specifically in the UK.

I'm aware in the USA this is a different story as I believe it's easier to get a job with these top tech companies especially considering when it is not the head office in mountain view/silicon valley.
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(Original post by mathmari)
Hello!!

I have studied applied maths and I have done my master in the field Mathematics of Computer Science.

Now I am looking for a job.

Are there jobs that are related to my studies?

My master was more related to theoretical computer science than to practical. At which kind of jobs is this needed? Only in the research field?

Data science is apparently a hot job at the minute, could be something that might interest you.

http://www.indeed.co.uk/Data-Scientist-jobs-in-London
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what extra curricular activities should i partake in if i want to increase my chance of securing an internship? e.g. programming projects, stuff to go on github etc. any ideas?
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I'd say it's MUCH more competitive to get a job as Quant Dev. You're competing against some of the best mathematical and software minds out there, for a handful of jobs. Whereas the top tech guys hire on loads of interns (and subsequently grad software engineers) so if you're good enough you'll probably manage to get in somewhere.

You also have to bear in mind that at that scale, you aren't simply tied down to the UK; you could apply to Silicon Valley, Zurich, Dublin etc and the company would cover any relocation requirements.

You don't become a 'Software Architect' as such. You rise through the ranks as a Software Engineer, then either branch into engineering management or a senior software engineering role.

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Those are along the right path. Get some programming projects done, see if you can help teach a module at uni/be a course rep for CS, go to hackathons and flesh out your github account.

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I'd say it's MUCH more competitive to get a job as Quant Dev. You're competing against some of the best mathematical and software minds out there, for a handful of jobs. Whereas the top tech guys hire on loads of interns (and subsequently grad software engineers) so if you're good enough you'll probably manage to get in somewhere.

You also have to bear in mind that at that scale, you aren't simply tied down to the UK; you could apply to Silicon Valley, Zurich, Dublin etc and the company would cover any relocation requirements.

You don't become a 'Software Architect' as such. You rise through the ranks as a Software Engineer, then either branch into engineering management or a senior software engineering role.

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Actually i think this a big misconception regarding quantitative developers. Within recent times and graduates I feel the job market for these jobs isn't competitive as it used to be. Similarly with quantitative analysts jobs, there was a big jump in demand till about 2008-09 then it declined now its just risen again, however it is a bit of a different story.

Within the UK itself I feel however a software engineer for FB, Google say is much more competitive as of the office it has and the number of offices.
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Actually i think this a big misconception regarding quantitative developers. Within recent times and graduates I feel the job market for these jobs isn't competitive as it used to be. Similarly with quantitative analysts jobs, there was a big jump in demand till about 2008-09 then it declined now its just risen again, however it is a bit of a different story.

Within the UK itself I feel however a software engineer for FB, Google say is much more competitive as of the office it has and the number of offices.
In the UK yes, but you can apply to any office at the large tech companies. Google Zurich for example takes on swathes of engineers every year.

I feel Quant Analyst/Dev roles are much more prone to be at smaller prop firms and quant hedge funds. These places rarely higher more than a handful of new recruits each year, not to mention how rigorous the application process is for these roles. As a function of rigour, scarcity and requirements; I'd give the more competitive badge to the quants.

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Those are along the right path. Get some programming projects done, see if you can help teach a module at uni/be a course rep for CS, go to hackathons and flesh out your github account.

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i'm in sixth form preparing for mock exams. when my real exams are over, i'm probably gonna spend my time programming and learning algorithm analysis. i was thinking about writing an algebra calculator to work out basic derivatives and integrals, simultaneous equations, area under curve, elementary stuff, etc. what other projects would you suggest i do that would impress employers?
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In the UK yes, but you can apply to any office at the large tech companies. Google Zurich for example takes on swathes of engineers every year.

I feel Quant Analyst/Dev roles are much more prone to be at smaller prop firms and quant hedge funds. These places rarely higher more than a handful of new recruits each year, not to mention how rigorous the application process is for these roles. As a function of rigour, scarcity and requirements; I'd give the more competitive badge to the quants.

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Yes however with graduates from the UK applying to top global offices I feel there is a somewhat hierarchical system where the top universities usually get these positions more often as well as an increase in recruiters hiring PhD candidates in computer science for these roles.

These days tbh the difference between a quant and a quant developer is becoming less and less I feel, much of of what both do is majority programming, and if we are discussing quant jobs then just based on the merit of that you need a MSc at least ok I agree, but otherwise I know many people from my university who have secured jobs as quantitative developers, who have said despite the tough procedure most got through.
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Stuff you want to do.. I don't know anything about your interests, only you do! Don't think about how 'impressive' it'll sound just do things you find interesting.

Btw, google have a first year internship called the STEP programme (look it up), definitely apply once you get to uni.
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Stuff you want to do.. I don't know anything about your interests, only you do! Don't think about how 'impressive' it'll sound just do things you find interesting.

Btw, google have a first year internship called the STEP programme (look it up), definitely apply once you get to uni.
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