Senior Software Engineer, Trading Infrastructure

| Chicago

DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – growing to include real estate, cryptocurrencies, venture capital and several industry acquisitions. With more than 800 employees at our Chicago headquarters and six global offices, we work together to solve interesting problems and capture opportunities. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you will meet. 

At the center of DRW real-time operations is a development team responsible for the firm’s trade and instrument reporting systems. The Trading Infrastructure empowers the front, middle, and back offices with the tools and resources necessary to seamlessly integrate into trade operations, risk management, and reconciliation processes. The Trading Infrastructure team is looking for application software developers who can help with our broad set of challenges.

We work from high-level requirements where programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business. We strive for an environment where developers have the autonomy to pursue business solutions without arbitrary management constraints. We are a group of polyglots and technologists always seeking to find the right tool for each problem. Broadly, the development teams at DRW believe in rapid deployment and feedback, automated testing, and cohesive, transparent, lightly-coupled service architectures

Expectations:

  • Building systems with a constant focus on testing, reliability, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Designing, modeling, and programming in a variety languages and technologies.
  • Working on legacy code as well as green field development.
  • Initiative driving projects to completion.
  • Learning and promoting new technologies with a focus on best practices.
  • Providing on-call support as needed.
  • Sometimes working alongside other developers on the same task.

Desirable Experience:

We are looking for strong developers of any stripe, but familiarity with the below will give candidates a leg up in working on our systems.

  •  Multiple years of server side development.
  • A solid understanding of micro-service architectures and CAP theorem.
  • A good understanding of functional paradigms and type theory.
  • Confident JVM knowledge.
  • Java 8 awareness alongside understanding how to use java.util.concurrent.
  • Proficiency in domain driven design and domain modeling.
  • Exposure to linux, ansible, nginx, webpack, git, or rabbitmq.
  • Working knowledge of SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of financial concepts or exchange trading.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."
540 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661

Insider's spotlight

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.

Kumbi

Network Engineer

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.

Joe

Software Engineer

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

Carissa

Software Engineer

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.

Brawnski

Software Engineer

DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.

Michelle

Systems Team Lead

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
401(K)
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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