Meet Jason, a former Sergey colleague

July 12, 2009

Jason is one of the more than 100 programmers working on the secret sauce code that drives Goldman Sachs’ automated trading systems–also known as high-frequency trading.

How do I know? Well it says so here, on a Goldman promotional web page, where “real” employees for the firm talk about their jobs and their lives.

I’m assuming Jason (no last name given) is a real person. There is a photo of him. He tells us he works in Japan in the equity trading group. And Jason talks about coming to “Goldman Sachs through campus recruiting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.”  

But Jason’s brief personal biography is not so interesting as the description of what he does for Goldman, which involves “developing and servicing high-frequency, low-latency applications for trading systems.”

Or as Jason puts it: “Basically, our apps make the trades happen.” 

Hmm, that sounds a lot like how Sergey Aleynikov, the man who allegedly stole some of Goldman’s HFT computer code, described his job on his LinkedIn page.

Wonder if Goldman ever had a Meet Sergey page?

Meanwhile, a Sergey fan club has started a page on Facebook. Here’s the link.

And, of course, here’s the link to the Reuters page devoted to all things Sergey.

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