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 nearly 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.
As an Operations Specialist, your work will involve reconciliation, balancing of accounts, profit-and-loss calculation and analysis, trade capture and a variety of other activities to support the firm’s trading activities in cryptoassets, though your work may expand into other asset classes as needed. In this role, you’ll have regular, direct interaction with a variety of teams, including finance, technology, operations, and the front office. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high degree of professionalism is paramount.
What you’ll do in this role:
Perform detailed trade, position, and valuation reconciliation
Provide assistance in trade capture for all products related to the firm’s activity
Daily P&L calculation and substantiation
Support trade management activities, such as processing exercises and assignments, corporate actions, box transfers, currency conversions, etc.
Adopt, integrate, and promote new technology as it becomes available
You’ll be right at home if you have:
Two or more years of experience in detail-oriented role in the financial markets industry, ideally in a front office, middle office, back office, or risk management capacity
Experience with futures, futures options, equities, equity options, FX, bonds, swaps or other financial derivatives or products
High level of proficiency with MS Excel
Previous experience with MS Access, SQL, and VB/VBA
Comfort working with a variety of software and with technologists to identify technology needs and implement solutions
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or another quantitative field
Demonstrated high level of customer service and strong communication skills
Demonstrated ability to be successful collaboratively or independently
Proven ability to understand challenging problems, find solutions, and drive process improvement
Demonstrated ability to understand big picture and anticipate downstream impacts