Software Engineer, Global Quantitative Modeling and Analytics

| Chicago

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

DRW is looking for an exceptional Software Engineer with expertise in designing, building and supporting financial applications and distributed services targeting Front Office users, Risk Management and Operations. You will be joining a team responsible for providing models and analytics to the DRW businesses firm-wide and will be instrumental in helping define and implement software solutions for pricing, risk management, PnL and scenario analysis. Your work will be used throughout the organization on a daily basis by traders, risk managers, and back office analysts.

To qualify for this role, you:

  • Have 2-5 years of experience working in a software engineering role
  • Can demonstrate hands-on proficiency with C#, Java, SQL
  • Have a strong educational background with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
  • Have experience with database development (particularly MS SQL Server)
  • Have experience developing, deploying and supporting distributed services, including hands-on experience with IIS
  • Have experience with integration of C++ libraries with .NET and/or Java solutions
  • Are able to provide live support of distributed software solutions responsible for the generation of risk and PnL numbers for multiple businesses in different geographical locations
  • Are comfortable with Windows and Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu) environments
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team that includes traders, software engineers, and quants
  • Have a proven track record of working independently with minimal oversight and driving projects and initiatives to completion

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working closely with Front Office (trading, research) at a major financial institution
  • Knowledge of Fixed Income products and Interest Rate derivatives (including Risk, PnL attribution, scenario analysis, etc.)
  • Working proficiency with C++, Python, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with common IR derivatives models (Yield Curves, Option Pricing, SABR, etc.)
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of financial derivatives and models used to price them
  • Experience developing web-based UIs
  • Experience writing batch and shell scripts
  • Experience with statistical analysis and working with large datasets provided in relational or key-value databases
  • Experience with data presentation and visualization
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Technology we use

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    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
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    • OracleDatabases
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Location

Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."

An Insider's view of DRW

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team acknowledges individual success and provides an environment to further new ideas. The team then ensures higher management is aware of your contribution. These accomplishments become part of the individual’s and team’s record at the end of the year. This approach I believe has led to a lot of innovations on my team.

Kumbi

Network Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

During my internship in Chicago, I built models in python, ones that are still used on that desk today. The next summer, I returned as a full-time trading analyst and picked up right where I left off. I focus on systematic research and the development and execution of new strategies for the foreign exchange (FX) options desk in Chicago.

Alex

Quantitative Trading Researcher

What are some things you learned at the company?

We’re free to choose the technology stack that best solves each individual problem, so the learning happens project to project. I started programming in C#, but changing teams exposed me to a new suite of languages that I’m now working in regularly

Carissa

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Working on the risk team, I combine the principles of risk management and computer science. I help direct how we take risk across the organization, and ensure reliability with the use of really innovative tech.

Brawnski

Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.

Michelle

Systems Team Lead

What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine Tastings. Mentorship Program. Game Tournaments. Speaker Series and "Geek Lunches".

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