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The Jane Street Tools & Compilers team is looking to hire a developer who will act as the primary contact point with users of our tools throughout the firm.

We’re strong believers in the power of good tools, and as the team and our ambitions grow, we’d like someone to act as an advocate both for our tools and for Jane Street’s developers, making sure that we understand our developers’ needs and prioritize accordingly.

Part of your job would be to act as a tools developer, contributing to a wide variety of tools, including text editor plugins[1][2] , our code-review system Iron, and the Dune build system. All in, we expect you’ll spend about half your time as a developer.

We’d also want you to spend time learning about development processes across the firm; this will involve rotating through different teams in order to understand their challenges and help them onboard new tools and processes.

You’d also spend time teaching people how to use our tools, whether it’s by participating in Jane Street’s 4-week Bootcamp program, writing blog posts and tutorials, giving internal talks, or building and maintaining demo programs.

Finally, you’d have a role in helping us plan and prioritize our work. One of the hardest thing the Tools and Compilers team has to do is to figure out what of the many possible improvements we could make is worth doing. A big part of your job would be to help us understand the needs of Jane Street developers, and use that knowledge to take part in the planning process.

We’re looking for someone with a unique mix of qualities:

  • A love of the craft of software engineering, and a belief in the power of great tools.
  • Skill as a writer.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills! A lot of the job is about reaching out to people you don’t know.

Most of all, you need to derive real satisfaction from helping other people, since that’s the core of the job.

This role has been filled