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David Powers

David Powers joined Jane Street in 2006 after spending time as a system administrator, directing IT at an investment bank, and making swords to sell at renaissance faires. He graduated with a degree in mostly Philosophy from Oberlin College in 1999 with just enough CS to land a job. At Jane Street he's had the chance to write a lot of software, helped build out an office and data center or two, and has been invested in recruiting for the past few years.

4 posts by David Powers

Aug 31, 2016 | 3 min read
Unraveling of the tech hiring market
Recruiting talented people has always been challenging.
Jan 02, 2015 | 2 min read
13 Virtues
Very early on in his life, while on lengthy voyage from London to Philadelphia, Ben Franklin created a system of thirteen virtues to live his...
Oct 24, 2014 | 10 min read
Interviewing At Jane Street
Welcome to our version of the seemingly obligatory post about technical interviews. This topic has been covered by a lot of people already, so I’m...
Aug 23, 2014 | 11 min read
Clearly Failing
The Parable Of The Perfect Connection