Infrastructure Engineer

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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.   

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.   

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus. 

We are seeking an Infrastructure Engineer to join our Fixed Income Commodities and Currency Options (FICCO) and Cumberland team in either Chicago or London. In this role, you will be responsible for designing and supporting highly available systems within a technologically diverse stack used for global research and trading of FICCO and Cryptoassets. Leveraging tools such as AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Python, Prometheus and Grafana, you will develop repeatable and supportable infrastructure to meet the demanding needs of our business.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate in designing and supporting highly available trading systems
  • Maintain, design, and troubleshoot crypto trading networks
  • Continue to push efforts for building out infrastructure in AWS and Kubernetes
  • Use declarative frameworks to build and configure infrastructure
  • Manage large amounts of data on various storage platforms
  • Support and enhance highly available database architectures
  • Research and implement new technologies
  • Consistently challenge the norm and advocate for change
  • Ensure efficient handling of multicast and market data in traditional trading environments
  • Optimize and fine-tune the latest hardware and operating systems to achieve minimal latency in trading operations
  • Ensure systems are secure through regular patching and reporting, maintaining compliance with security standards

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities: 

  • Prior experience supporting mission critical, high performance trading applications
  • Experience deploying and supporting applications in Kubernetes
  • Previous infrastructure monitoring experience using Prometheus and Grafana
  • Solid Python experience
  • Previous experience maintaining and optimizing cloud infrastructure in AWS environments
  • Experience performing database and database infrastructure support for highly available systems
  • Previous Linux platform support experience
  • Basic knowledge of TLS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of network communications experience, including multicast and websockets
  • Experience using Ansible and/or Terraform to manage infrastructure
  • Flexibility to take off-hours support calls as needs dictate
  • Ability to learn quickly; a passion for new technology
  • Self-motivated to continually expand skillset and improve supported systems
  • Demonstrated high level of ownership and accountability
  • Ability to handle pressure and time constraints with composure
  • Strong organizational skills, including planning, prioritization, and documentation

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What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We are committed to creating in-office as well as remote environments to support collaboration and belonging for all of our employees. Success at DRW is measured by performance, not location.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DRW hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer on-site yoga, meditation classes, trivia nights., massages, and wine tastings. We also support professional development through mentorship programs, speaker series and "Geek Lunches."

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