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 1000 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.

Our Trade Execution team is looking for two passionate C++ Software Developer - Options Trading Desk to develop new and improve existing low latency trading systems for options trading. You will be integral in the interaction between various research and trading teams and you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies.                                       

You’ll feel right at home if you…

  • Have significant experience developing high-availability systems in C++ and Java with very tight latency constraints
  • Have a background in multi-threaded programming and a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • Are comfortable working “under the hood” and you are quite skilled in performance tuning (applications, Linux, socket I/O, etc.) and troubleshooting
  • Have a strong understanding of C++11/14/17, boost, STL
  • Have strong understanding of software development principles (OO design, TDD, etc)
  • Have strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams
  • Possess self-motivation, curiosity and passion for technology
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in English

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working in the trading industry or another ultra-low latency sensitive business that involves solving remarkably complex problems
  • Experience working with Research teams and Quants
  • Experience of full life-cycle software development utilizing exotic hardware/software architectures for ultra-low latency trading systems
  • Experience working with the Tbricks trading platform
  • Have solid understanding of options pricing and trading

 What you’ll be working on:

  • Building and maintaining a low latency options trading system
  • Building scalable and performant software using software engineering best practices
  • Implementing strategies of the quant research and trading teams
  • Driving projects and leading new initiatives

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