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 is a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration. 

DRW’s Risk Management team acts as an independent check on our trading desks.  Each risk manager is responsible for working with a set of trading desks to parameterize their specific risks in terms of VaR, DV01, factor models, and option sensitivities.  Within Risk Management, the Risk Development and Operations team is responsible for building and supporting the applications to measure and monitor risk in accordance to specified parameters. Consequently, the RDO team has operational responsibility for implementing and automating controls to administer and govern trading desks’ adherence to risk parameters.

We are looking for an outstanding Software Engineer with diverse skills to join our Risk Development and Operations team to develop and maintain applications and tools used to administer and govern trading desks’ adherence to risk parameters and limits. While previous experience working the in the trading/finance industry is beneficial, we're looking for talented software engineers, not specific industry experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on development, design, and testing of proprietary applications
  • Working on legacy code as well as green field development
  • Provide on-call support as needed
  • Collaborate with various software, IT, and trading support teams
  • Code in multiple languages and across multiple platforms

Qualifications:

  • Capable of collaborating on ETL processes and consuming their results in batch and real-time
  • Professional experience with distributed systems
  • Proficient in distributed version control systems
  • Practiced in imperative, object oriented, and functional languages

Familiarity with:

  • More than one of the following languages: Elixir, Elm, Erlang, Haskell, Scala, Julia, Clojure
  • More than one of the following languages: Ruby, JavaScript, Python
  • At least of one of the following languages: C, C++, C#
  • PostgreSQL, the database and the query language
  • Data structures and design/analysis of algorithms
  • Analysis of concurrency and parallelism for speed/space performance tradeoffs
  • Exchange traded financial assets, statistics, or financial engineering
  • Front-end frameworks such as React, Ember, and Angular 2

Personal traits:

  • Strong initiative and a proven track record of independently driving projects to completion
  • Takes an active interest in software craftsmanship with a desire to learn and explore programming languages that are new to them
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong attention to detail

 

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