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Java Swing job in an investment bank in India - Is my scope too narrow?

Chen Venkat
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Joined: Mar 03, 2007
Posts: 27
Hello All, I am having 5 years of work experience all in Java technologies (with last 3 years working on server side of trading platforms). I am moving from US to India - having a decent offer with an investment bank . My work will be mainly on developing swing gui used by traders for pricing and trading instruments - that will give me excellent domain knowledge. After 3 years in server side, just wondering by taking up swing am I restricting my options in future as my scope becomes too narrow? Just sceptical about Swing... Donno whether my worries are correct or misplaced.... Any thoughts would be highly appreciated.

Thanks

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arulk pillai
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Find out if you will be working on Swing UI layer to business logic layer.


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Jayadev Pulaparty
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Your opportunity to work with the UI layer for the trading app should fill in any voids in your skill set, i.e., add the much required domain expertise. You mentioned that you already worked on the back end for sometime now. UI is going to help you better understand how the user is going to work with the system. For example, if you used transaction management for your app in the backend, you will now get to know the exact reasons as to why you managed the transactions in a certain way, from amongst the different possibilities. This should give you better business context for your actions in the backend. Should be pretty exciting IMHO.
Chen Venkat
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Joined: Mar 03, 2007
Posts: 27
Thanks. I accepted the offer sometime back. I had otherone with a singapore based investment bank but the work is 60% production support. Yeah It would give me very good domain knowledge!
 
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