Senior Clojure Engineer at DRW
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 1,000 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.
One of our Trading Platform teams is looking for a passionate Clojure Engineer to develop new, and improve existing, trading systems for manual and automated trading. You will be integral in the interaction between various research and trading teams and will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies.
What you’ll be working on:
- Building and maintaining trading systems
- Building scalable and performant software using software engineering best practices
- Implementing strategies of the quantitative research and trading teams
- Driving projects and leading new initiatives
You’ll feel right at home if you…
- Have significant experience developing high-availability systems in Clojure with tight latency constraints
- Have a background in microservice architecture and a strong understanding of distributed systems.
- Are comfortable working “under the hood” and you are quite skilled in performance tuning (applications, JVM) and troubleshooting
- Have a strong understanding of web technologies (HTML 5/JS/CSS)
- Have strong understanding of software development principles (FP design, TDD, etc)
- Have strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams
- Possess self-motivation, curiosity and passion for technology
- Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Bonus points if you have:
- Experience working in the trading industry or another high-availability business that involves solving remarkably complex problems
- Experience working with Research teams and Quants
- Experience of full life-cycle software development including platform evolution and production support
- Have a solid understanding of futures, equities, and currency-pair pricing and trading
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