Web Developer

| 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. 

As a Web Developer, you’ll have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects spanning our diverse set of businesses and geographies. You’ll need broad experience in website design and development, a metrics-mindset, and a desire to help build new businesses and strategies. You’ll be crafting beautiful, functional, and intuitive web-based applications in close collaboration with other team members to meet business objectives. We put a high priority on initiative, passion, imagination and creativity. Comfort working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, an ability to move quickly between tasks, an appreciation for continuous delivery, and active knowledge sharing are also all very important for success in this role. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work with internal partners and outside vendors to develop responsive web-based applications, CMS templates, external and internal facing pages and sites, and internal-facing pages, sites and tools
  • Work on large scale projects for internal and external web-based applications
  • Configure and take ownership for rollout of new deployments
  • Act as front-line support for day-to-day user issues across all web properties
  • Provide ongoing support and maintenance of existing web-based applications, including production issues, software updates and bug fixes
  • Optimize web applications for user experience and search engine results
  • Update web applications according to changing SEO best practices and search algorithms
  • Follow emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them to projects and activities
  • Train and serve as resource for colleagues using CMS to create content
  • Verify the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and ensure it works across modern mobile and desktop browsers
  • Monitor and report on performance, traffic and search engine results for all web properties

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of web development experience
  • Fluency with JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Web User Interface Design (UI), Security Principles, Object-Oriented Design, and Web Services (REST/SOAP)
  • Experience with WordPress, Craft or similar CMS
  • Experience with modern JavaScript (ES6+) and latest front-end frameworks
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and experience applying them to applications
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics & tracking software
  • Experience with front-end build tools (i.e. Webpack)
  • Experience with linux tools and common distributions
  • Fluency in git
  • Solid understanding of browser and device compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Good understanding of design, layout and usability best practices
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and other design tools 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Aptitude for complex problem analysis and resolution
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to write good unit, functional and integration tests

Bonus Points for:

  • UI/UX design experience
  • Experience working with Python or other backend languages
  • Experience working with static website generators
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Technology we use

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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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Perks of working here

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