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Unstructured development opportunity

Anyone spot the oxymoron in the snippet of a job spec I received today:

Ability to handle multiple competing priorities, work with minimal formal specifications, and deliver at the highest levels.

It then goes on to say:

Experience of designing, building and maintaining sophisticated automated trading applications with a large userbase and significant business dependency. Equity, future and option experience and working closely with business users.

There really must be some telepathic developers out there - no specification but expected to do some kind of BUF design..

I believe the people who run and develop in these type of teams have no experience of working in environments with any kind of formal structure and expect to spend most of their time & money on support & maintenance - but there again the opportunity is everything in the finance sector!

Also they will say they're doing 'Agile', note they don't do 'agile'.

Awkward Coder


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