I saw this job over at Dice, I thought it was a good endorsement as to why you should be learning Drools. Both due to the interesting nature of it's work and the high daily rate involved :)
Java / Drools 5 Developer - Fixed Income Trading - to 1000/day corp
New York, NY
Top investment bank needs a solid Core Java / Drools 5 Consultant to work on a cutting edge Fixed Income eTrading system. In this position you will be a hands-on developer with responsibility for developing a real time trading system for credit products (CDS, corporate bonds, indexes, etc). This role will require solving challenging software engineering problems, interacting with business users and learning the trading and risk management aspects of the credit business. The ideal candidate will be a strong developer capable of taking on end-to-end responsibility for user-facing system features, and coming up with strategic and tactical architecture/design.
The client is a top tier investment bank and is looking for exceptional Java development talent. They are willing to consider candidates that do not currently work in the investment banking industry. Bring your solid Core Java, J2EE and Drools 5 skills and they'll teach you the fixed income trading business!
4-7 years of Java/J2EE development experience; 3-5+ years of multi-threading and real-time programming experience; Current or very recent experience with Drools 5 required; Current or very recent investment banking and/or hedge fund experience is a strong plus; Development experience in a Unix/Linux environment; Exposure to the Fixed Income business is a very strong plus; and a Bachelors or Masters degree in a quantitative field preferred
Forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 201-477-8084 for details.