Meet the team
Jonathan and Matt spent 10 years building the software that powered one of the most successful algorithmic trading teams in the world. They are excited to spin this proven technology out of Jump Trading and into the wild.
Jonathan worked at Jump Trading in a team called JCS for 10 years, programming computers that trade the market automatically. He built Python infrastructure of massive scale and complexity, handling petabytes of data with petaflops of computing power. A graduate of MIT in Computer Science, Jonathan has been programming since he was 6. At Jump he wrote 12 different versions of rsync, mirroring data large and small in many different ways.
Matt spent a decade at Jump Trading leading the technical development of his team’s ultra low latency, high throughput trading software. Despite being a Stanford alum in Physics and Computer Science, he is glad that his first hire at Jump was MIT-grad Jonathan. Coming off of some extended time off to focus on surfing, spearfishing, and being a dad, Matt is excited to be starting this new adventure.
Senior Front End Developer
Evan has over a decade of web development under his belt and is psyched to help Conducto hit the ground running. When he isn't developing slick user interfaces, Evan is likely playing music, relaxing with his dog, or admiring red pandas.
Jordan spent his early career working at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a software engineer working on web apps, ETL pipelines and integrating research & AI into operational tools. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to be an early contributor of this tool. In his free time Jordan enjoys cooking, skiing, and running.
Alwin dropped out of college to pursue working in tech. Since teaching himself Python in high school, Alwin rose to become a top user on LeetCode and a top contributor on Stack Overflow. He's excited to learn a lot and to build an awesome product with awesome people.
Joel has been writing software since high school alongside earning a PhD in mathematics, his lifelong hobby, from Lehigh University. A common thread of his software experience has been writing libraries to enable other developers' productivity and he is delighted to continue that emphasis with Conducto. When not writing software, Joel is frequently found on a bicycle.
Front End Engineer
Ryan is a self-taught developer who has been building responsive web-based applications for small startups and large Fortune 500 companies since 2009. Ryan enjoys contributing to the open source community and helping mentor others. When not writing code, he can be found playing drums, camping, hiking, and supporting local pubs.
David has a decade of experience in data engineering and architecture, specializing in high volume, distributed data processing and data science. When he's not working on Conducto, he works on retro indie games and old bicycles.
Matt is a collector of eclectic technology skills and a lifetime student. He's not sure whether he wants to grow up to be a data scientist, a math teacher, an inventor, or a fiction writer--so he spends his time bouncing between hobbies that are relevant to those things. He gets a kick out of helping people with technology problems, and thinks that Conducto solves a lot of those, so he's excited to help introduce people to the tool.
Ivan is a rising freshman at the University of Chicago, and an intern for the summer of 2020. When he's not writing code for Conducto on his Dactyl Manuform, you can find him either running or studying to become a grandmaster on Codeforces.
Jory has been consulting for over 10 years, usually involving a mix of technologies to solve novel problems. During that time he earned his Ph.D. researching artificial cognition and teaching technical seminars. He enjoys skiing, diving, and playing music.