Senior Ruby Engineer

| Chicago

Who we are

At DRW, we have a strong culture that values feedback, curiosity, a solid work/life balance, and evolving with modern techniques. We use the best language for the job, including Java, Ruby, Clojure, JavaScript, C++, and Python. Our employees are constantly learning and engaged through technical white papers, geek lunches, and working with financial industry experts. We have a need for innovation as we navigate the quirkiness of trading.

Who you are

  • You can work alone but prefer working as a team
  • You want to own the technology impact on the business
  • You care more about learning and solving the problem than being right
  • You champion best practices while using fewer tools
  • You focus on reliability, scalability, and maintainability
  • You enjoy designing, modeling, and programming regardless of the language set
  • You crave and provide actionable feedback

What you will be working on  

  • You'll be helping DRW manage its funds efficiently by developing and maintaining simple and robust data pipelines written mostly in Ruby and Clojure that perform complex analysis on all of the firm's and some of the market's data.
  • You'll care about interest rates, charges, trade limits, risk based limits, liquidity, and much more.
  • You'll be using some calculation engines you write and some that are provided by third parties.
  • You'll get to find innovative ways to integrate disparate technologies and provide real and valuable insights to the business.
  • You'll decide which data needs to be up-to-the-second actionable and which data needs to be curated over long periods to gain daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly insights.
  • You'll enable the communication mechanism for that data whether it be alerting, dashboards, ad-hoc querying, or complex data visualization.
  • You'll work closely with your customers inside the firm to bring reliable, concrete, and introspect-able numbers to fuel their deep industry expertise.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RiakDatabases

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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