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Software Engineer, Risk Technology

| Chicago

DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – growing to include real estate, cryptocurrencies, venture capital and several industry acquisitions. With more than 800 employees at our Chicago headquarters and six global offices, we work together to solve interesting problems and capture opportunities. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you will meet. 

We are looking for an outstanding Software Engineer with diverse skills to join our Risk Development and Operations team. The Risk team is responsible for developing tools to manage position, market, and derived data to calculate risk measures such as option greeks, VaR, and PnL across broad time and modal domains. While previous experience working the in the trading/finance industry is beneficial, we're looking for talented software engineers, not specific industry experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on development, design, and testing of proprietary applications
  • Work on a small team as a self-starter
  • Test at the unit, functional, and integration level
  • Working on legacy code as well as green field development
  • Provide on-call support as needed
  • Collaborate with various software, IT, and trading support teams
  • Code in multiple languages and across multiple platforms

Qualifications:

  • Capable of collaborating on ETL processes and consuming their results in batch and real-time
  • Professional experience with distributed systems
  • Proficient in distributed version control systems
  • Practiced in imperative, object oriented, and functional languages

 Familiarity with:

  • More than one of the following languages: Elixir, Elm, Erlang, Haskell, Scala, Julia, Clojure
  • More than one of the following languages: Ruby, JavaScript, Python
  • At least of one of the following languages: C, C++, C#
  • PostgreSQL, the database and the query language
  • Data structures and design/analysis of algorithms
  • Analysis of concurrency and parallelism for speed/space performance tradeoffs
  • Exchange traded financial assets, statistics, or financial engineering
  • Front-end behavior organization frameworks such as React, Ember, and Angular 2

Personal traits:

  • Strong initiative and a proven track record of independently driving projects to completion
  • Takes an active interest in software craftsmanship with a desire to learn and explore programming languages that are new to them
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong attention to detail
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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

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

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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