UX/UI Software Engineer, Cryptocurrency

| Chicago

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

Cumberland - a DRW Company is the cryptoasset arm of DRW, established in 2014 after early interest in cryptoassets and their underlying technology. Today, Cumberland is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, we provide 24-hour access to a wide array of cryptoassets while helping the crypto ecosystem grow and evolve in a responsible, sustainable way.

As a member of this team will be expected to design and develop all UX/UI software and their associated backend services as well as play a critical role in the design of various inter-process APIs. The team’s existing systems are written in Java, C++, Python, and JavaScript. Future system, of which there are many still in the green-field phase, will likely be written in the same set of languages.

Candidates should have strong initiative and have proven experience independently driving projects to completion. We work from high-level requirements and programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business and work directly with traders and researchers on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with traders, researchers, and other developers to build products that help understand, visualize and interact with large datasets in new and exciting ways.
  • Developing full products, from inception to production, including identifying the business needs, user experience, backend processing, production support, and product evangelism.
  • Working primarily with JavaScript, Node.js, ReactJS, and TypeScript.
  • Pushing the limits of browser performance by building highly interactive web-based visualizations and/or plug-ins for Chrome.
  • Providing on-call production support as needed.
  • Collaborating with traders, researchers, and software engineers within our group as well as elsewhere within the organization.

Some of the key skills are:

  • 5+ years of experience with web development (JavaScript, HTML5, WebSockets, Node.js, ReactJS, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience with product management, feature gathering, and UX design
  • Experience working with Chrome developer tools
  • Experience developing server-side systems in Java, Python, or C++
  • Experience developing on Linux and a familiarity with the command line and Bash scripting
  • Experience with DevOps or system administration to aid in deployment, load balancing, and troubleshooting is helpful but not required
  • Experience with trading systems is helpful but not required
  • Experience with implementing security systems (e.g. 2FA, encryption, etc.) is helpful but not required
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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

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

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".

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