Software Engineer, Surveillance

| Chicago

DRW needs your help solving problems no one has ever solved.

You've probably heard that from job ads before.

Maybe you’ve also read about playing ping pong and wearing jeans to work. You can do all of that at DRW, but that's not why you should work here.

You should work at DRW because here you will be free to make things. Seriously. What do you want to make? Come make it.

That's not to say that you'll be whiteboarding all day - job #1 will be creating and maintaining a set of highly visible and highly valuable tools. You'll also support a few legacy systems until we can finish migrating them.

DRW is special because what we want from you is not 4-6 years of Java experience, optimized linked list sorting, or perfected agile methodologies. We want your ideas - we want you to challenge the way we are doing things.

DRW is a principal trading firm. We make money by being smart about what we buy and sell. We use our own capital – no customers or investors. That might seem unusual at first, but you’ll find that it’s pretty awesome.

Without external customers, you'll be able to change things that aren't working. That API endpoint you maintain because someone in Bend, OR keeps hitting it at 2 am - it's gone. That idea you have for ingesting data in HBase coprocessors - go do it. If it works, it stays.

As an Engineer on the Compliance team, you'll work with Compliance Officers to make sure that our (incredibly important) regulatory requirements are fulfilled. You'll experiment with emerging technologies to monitor trading behaviors. You’ll wrestle a mountain of data into human understandable insights.

What we have:

  • A greenfield platform written in Elixir.
  • Legacy systems in C# and Python.
  • Somewhere between a heap and a gaggle of data.
  • A team of people who love solving problems.

What we are looking for from you:

  • You have good ideas and you readily share them.
  • You get things done.
  • You like working on a team.
  • You like challenges.

Ready to get started? Click "apply" and let's talk.

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
loading ...
Emailed

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RiakDatabases

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."

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.

Kumbi

Network Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

During my internship in Chicago, I built models in python, ones that are still used on that desk today. The next summer, I returned as a full-time trading analyst and picked up right where I left off. I focus on systematic research and the development and execution of new strategies for the foreign exchange (FX) options desk in Chicago.

Alex

Quantitative Trading Researcher

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

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

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

What are some social events your company does?

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

What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine Tastings. Mentorship Program. Game Tournaments. Speaker Series and "Geek Lunches".

More Jobs at DRW25 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR
Operations
Project Mgmt
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago