Project Manager (Wireless Networking)

| Chicago
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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 900 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.

DRW is looking for a Project Manager to oversee and manage a wide range of project and operational activities for our internally-managed wireless networks. This an opportunity for you to utilize both your project execution skills and analytical abilities in a dynamic, technology-focused environment that provides continuous new challenges and opportunities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal and external field technicians and subcontractors; provide ongoing direction regarding maintenance and deployment-related work; ensure work is completed in accordance with company quality and safety standards
  • Perform regular site inspections and review maintenance checklists with field technicians
  • Oversee and audit the deployment and testing of new infrastructure at wireless sites
  • Create and maintain project plans, schedules and documentation
  • Provide management with regular reports on project progress and operational issues and risks
  • Work with internal teams and external vendors to negotiate and execute service agreements; ensure that service level agreements are being met
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure ample inventory and delivery of equipment and supplies
  • Track billing schedules for wireless sites; approve related expenses
  • Oversee the regular delivery of availability and latency reports; align resources to create new or enhanced reporting as needed
  • Monitor and update site frequency registrations; coordinate with internal and external parties to establish new registrations as needed
  • Perform interference analysis and mitigation activities
  • Provide occasional off hours response for network outages

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience leading complex technology projects; previous experience managing wireless site development and/or telecommunications projects highly preferred
  • Previous experience working with microwave backhaul technology a plus
  • Solid knowledge of networking concepts and terminology
  • Strong initiative; proven track record of taking ownership of projects through successful completion
  • Experience leading team meetings, assigning action items and tasks, and performing overall project tracking
  • Strong business acumen and ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Excellent organizational skills; strong attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Valid driver’s license (in order to travel to wireless sites)
  • Previous experience working with Pathloss software and Google Earth for path planning a plus
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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
Intracompany committees
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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