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Meet Jason, a former Sergey colleague

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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.”

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