jobs-discuss

Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T06:09:44.424Z

I feel like Clojure is used a lot for fintech. Is this a correct assessment? If yes, is it mostly because of Datomic, or mostly because of Clojure itself?

slipset 2020-07-14T08:18:43.427Z

Amongst all the babble and nonsense in the latest Defn podcast, Mia has some thoughts on that. BTW I love the babble and the nonsense.

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Neil Ashton 2020-07-14T12:03:15.427500Z

Huh. I have that same sense about statically typed functional languages, but I didn’t have that same impression about Clojure. Interesting, if you’re right.

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:29:09.427900Z

Out of curiosity I did a google search of clojure jobs plus fintech. The following list of companies is the result:

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:31:01.428300Z

the list is probably out of date or just plain out wrong... for instance, a company is listed there if they ever listed a job ad with the keyword "Clojure", even if they don't really use clojure on their stack... I expect some of those to be dead companies or have "pivoted" to something other than fintech. Or perhaps I copy-pasted the wrong link, who knows 😛

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:31:14.428500Z

but some of them do sound familiar

Mario C. 2020-07-14T17:54:22.428700Z

Can confirm for pennymac 😁

RafaMedina 2020-07-14T20:40:07.428900Z

Nubank with more than 500 clojurians and growing

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2020-07-15T07:48:22.429100Z

I had a chance to talk with the CTO of Nubank couple of years ago at DCD. They did exactly what you describe - Datomic was the tech choice, Clojure naturally followed from that. Can't tell for the rest :)

mloughlin 2020-07-15T09:29:44.429300Z

A lot of fintech is sending/receiving/transforming messages of varying tedious financial formats, which maps very nicely to Clojure's data-first ideology

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slipset 2020-07-14T08:18:43.427Z

Amongst all the babble and nonsense in the latest Defn podcast, Mia has some thoughts on that. BTW I love the babble and the nonsense.

2😁
Neil Ashton 2020-07-14T11:58:33.427300Z

It’s a worker cooperative and a Clojure shop? My dream job, right there.

Neil Ashton 2020-07-14T12:03:15.427500Z

Huh. I have that same sense about statically typed functional languages, but I didn’t have that same impression about Clojure. Interesting, if you’re right.

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:29:09.427900Z

Out of curiosity I did a google search of clojure jobs plus fintech. The following list of companies is the result:

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:31:01.428300Z

the list is probably out of date or just plain out wrong... for instance, a company is listed there if they ever listed a job ad with the keyword "Clojure", even if they don't really use clojure on their stack... I expect some of those to be dead companies or have "pivoted" to something other than fintech. Or perhaps I copy-pasted the wrong link, who knows 😛

EmmanuelOga 2020-07-14T16:31:14.428500Z

but some of them do sound familiar

Mario C. 2020-07-14T17:54:22.428700Z

Can confirm for pennymac 😁

RafaMedina 2020-07-14T20:40:07.428900Z

Nubank with more than 500 clojurians and growing

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