Software Development Engineer in Test

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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. 

The Software Development Engineer in Test provides critical support for our core proprietary trading systems through the development and use of various QA tools and our test automation framework. In the career of fintech and low latency trading, you will be required to pivot often from one project to a higher priority to maintain our competitive edge in an ever-changing market. Our environments and application stacks are complex and require years to gain a solid understand of, but the payoff for success is scalable with that complexity and your contribution. The team you are joining will require you to be a self-motivated individual capable of managing your priorities and workload without micro-management.  You will have access to all the tools, education and support needed for you to grow to your full potential and become the trusted expert in your scope of work. 

Core Duties:

  • Collaborate with other SDETs and Developers to develop and maintain automated testing for order entry, market data, risk management, and any trading support applications.
  • Maintain and contribute to our proprietary testing framework and multiple supporting libraries, involving Python, Pytest, websockets, Restful APIs, and pyodbc.
  • Improve documentation and testing visibility via Jenkins, TestRail, and test artifact management to ensure coverage and completeness for release approval.
  • Learn and keep up with the complex and faced paced world of fintech and low latency trading.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related Engineering discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of Python and keeps up with current standards (3.11 onwards)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Python ecosystem: third party libraries, packaging in-built Python libraries.
  • Solid understanding of data structures and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Familiarity with Linux and SQL database interactions
  • Strong analytical skills and detail orientation.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bonus points for:
    • Familiarity with CI software, such as TeamCity or Jenkins
    • Familiarity with Kubernetes
    • Familiarity with asycio
    • Familiarity with venv or conda

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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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