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Wall Street’s Coders Are Winning More Work Freedom Than Bankers

  • Coders secure more flexible schedules at range of banks
  • Lenders are battling for top talent with tech companies

As Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s top brass sounded the alarm of a return to pre-pandemic office life, one group of workers was reassured they’d get to keep some of their treasured flexibility.

The Wall Street firm’s coders can continue to work from home two days a week, according to people briefed on the firm’s plans. They’re not alone. Across financial services, the software engineers who have been at the heart of talent wars are winning more freedom than the bankers they work with.