DRW
Chicago, IL

Quantitative Researcher - Agriculture/Energy

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DRW is a diversified trading firm that utilizes our own capital and trades at our own risk. We bring sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to solve complex problems in markets around the world and across many asset classes. We are motivated to compete at the highest level and unified by a commitment to operate with respect, curiosity and an open mind.

We are searching for a Commodities Quantitative Trading Strategist to support the Energy (Oil/Gas) and Agricultural Trading (Grains, Oilseeds, etc.) Teams. The Trading Teams are market-makers and also take proprietary/discretionary trades. The primary purpose of this position is to use financial engineering techniques with their existing fundamental analytic platform to drive trading strategy and commercial decisions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Quantitative research and modeling around Oil/Gas markets and in time the potential interrelationship/correlations to the Ags market;
  • Identify quantamental trade signals and price patterns in the Oil/Gas fundamental data using statistical analysis (time series, regression and machine learning techniques);
  • Develop systematic trading strategies;
  • Portfolio construction and optimization;
  • Back-testing trade strategies and pricing; and
  • Developing quantitative research tools to support traders.

Educational and professional requirements include:

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field (Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.);
  • 5+ years' experience in a quantitative role supporting an energy trading environment;
  • Strong background in statistics and probability is desired;
  • Excellent programming skills (Python preferred, C++, C# and R considered);
  •  Ability to write and optimize database queries to extract and analyze large data sets is required; and
  •  Strong communication skills are essential.

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Where we are

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."

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What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
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
Team workouts
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
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
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.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine, beer, and whiskey tastings. Mentorship program. Game tournaments. Speaker series and "Geek Lunches."

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

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