DRW is a diversified principal trading firm, trading our own capital at our risk across a range of asset classes, instruments and strategies in markets around the world. Sophisticated technology and a passion for solving complex problems drives this activity.
Why Work with Us?
The DRW approach is simple: tenure, experience and titles don’t matter as much as ideas, execution and results. We believe in creating opportunity to take on more complex problems, more interesting projects and more specialized skills. It’s a results-driven environment where friendships grow and respect is the norm.
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.
What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?
I work with huge volumes of data and my goal is to make that data useful to others. Some days this means getting into the nitty gritty of network hardware & protocols. Other days I’m building infrastructure to store & process it. But the days I enjoy the most, I’m building data visualization & exploration tools to help people make sense of it all.
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
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.