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Pair Programmer (Financial District)

Date: 2010-03-15, 6:18PM EDT
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Broad Street Analytics is a new venture creating ultra-fast data analysis software.

We are looking for smart, capable, and driven programmers. Candidates should be current college students or college graduates with some computer programming experience, strong analytical ability, and an interest in rapidly learning software development skills. Applicants must have an strong desire to make the jump from entry level to expert programming on a software development team.

Our website ( is under development and will offer additional information soon.


Pair Programmer is an apprenticeship position whose primary responsibility will be to support one of the company's founders - whom will call the Senior Programmer for this description - in the design and implementation of software products. The Senior Programmer will dictate code in python, C++, or other languages to the Pair Programmer.

The ideal Pair Programmer will understand code, allowing the Senior Programmer to describe concepts at a higher level. The Pair Programmer is critical since the Senior Programmer aims to limit his use of the keyboard. Our compensation reflects the importance of this position. Additionally, Pair Programmers will receive extensive one-on-one instruction through this work, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the project as their abilities permit.


We are looking for someone to grow with our team. As our programmers gain skills, they will be given increasing responsibility at a higher pay rate. A previous Pair Programmer who worked with our Senior Programmer is now a highly paid programmer at a top hedge fund.


*Familiarity with C++, Java, or Python
*Typing speeds > 60 wpm
*Excellent command of written and spoken English
*Permanent legal right to work in the U.S.
*May involve work after normal business hours and being on-call

Other required skills and abilities:

*First-rate analytical and conceptual skills
*Intellectual curiosity
*Enthusiasm for collaborating on a team
*Friendly and fun

Salary and Location

Pay starts at $20/hr. This is a part-time position for 15 - 20 hours per week, and the hours will vary from week to week. Candidates may be able to do some work remotely, but must be able to travel to work on location near Wall Street. Current college students should be available through August. Outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to assume a full time position in late summer or remain part-time.

To apply, send a brief cover letter, resume, and a sample of your own Python, C++, or Java code to Alex Leeds at [email protected]


Braxton Mckee, CEO and Co-founder

Braxton is a mathematician and software engineer with extensive experience in distributed computing systems and agent-based mortgage modeling. In early 2008, Braxton left Ellington Management Group, a leading mortgage trading hedge fund, where he was Head of MBS and ABS Credit Modeling. Braxton received a B.S. and an M.S. in Mathematics from Yale University in 2002.

Alex Leeds, COO and Co-founder

Alex is a Doctoral Fellow and PhD student in the Operations and Information Management Department of Wharton Business School, slated to graduate in May 2010. He studies optimal team design in medicine, engineering, and consulting.

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