(Guest Post) Be a butler *not* a developer

Advice for developers working with traders

By Jibreel Hussain

The perfect butler knows what the master of the house needs before he even knows he needs it himself. The same principle applies for developers working on the desk. In other words, he is empathetic.

Recognizing and implementing the needs of the traders is the difference between a good develop and a great developer.

Don’t ask for permission, JFDI.

If the trader is mandated to use a particular utility and is forced to book the trade in two places, automate it.

If a trader is doing a redundant task, automate it.