Choosing between two jobs
So now that my internship is almost over I got a return offer from the company I worked in, for two roles:
- Software Engineer: Pay is around 95-105K without bonuses being included (maybe around 10K of bonus). The SWE entry-level requires a 2-year rotation throughout the company to see the various SWE departments and work on their code (each rotation is around 6 months)
- Quant Analyst: Pay is around 75-80K without any bonus. Mainly running regressions or some simple ML algos in R and working on credit risk models. I guess I would still be writing code here but more like a data science kind of thing. Also most people in the group are Ph.D.’s with one or two being MFE and maybe being the only undergrad could be looked down upon by the rest.
The company itself is a financial advisory kind of place (Big 4, or the big 3 rating agencies kinda place) and obviously not a tech company but the difference in pay and exposure to various SWE groups is very attractive for an entry-level dude like me,that being said I still want to somehow miraculously jump ship to a quant asset manager or hedge fund and the “Quant Analyst” role may be a better fit (although there are SWE groups who deal with big data relating to mortgages/loans and whatnot),so what do y’all think?
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