Immigration & Mobility Specialist

| 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 over 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. 

As an Immigration & Mobility Specialist, you will provide tailored immigration services and support to the business, manage global mobility cases, and provide oversight for relocation processes and programs. You will assist in immigration case filing, perform assessments on topics such as visa stamping and travel, and help employees and hiring managers navigate a complex and ever-changing immigration landscape.

Core Duties:

  • Serve as a point of contact for employees and hiring managers to provide holistic and consultative services on available immigration options, internal guidelines, and education on new or changing policies
  • Respond to inquiries regarding U.S. immigration case status and present available options, including displacement or transfer strategies
  • Coordinate all aspects of domestic and global employee transfers, temporary assignments, and extended business travel including immigration, employment, tax, relocation benefits, and other region-specific concerns
  • Consult with internal and external subject matter experts regarding tax, legal, compliance and compensation-related issues affecting employee cross-border movement; advise employee and hiring teams on requirements and best practices
  • Identify and recommend global mobility program enhancements
  • Monitor legal and regulatory environments in various geographic regions and implement related program changes as needed
  • Conduct pre-assignment briefings with employees to ensure they understand relocation and immigration terms and requirements
  • Manage external service providers in the areas of immigration, tax, temporary housing, etc.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively regarding immigration requirements, government procedures, and case processing times to HR business partners, employees and appropriate business leaders
  • Manage non-immigrant and immigrant visa filings, including H-1B, TN, E-3, L-1, O-1, PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 cases in partnership with outside vendors
  • Maintain immigration compliance records including quality control, data input, and maintaining the Public Access Files
  • Prioritize and manage immigration timelines globally including renewals and expiration dates and ensure that all impacted parties are kept up to date in a timely manner
  • Assist with all non-US immigration matters, inquiries, filings and legislative updates
  • Handle travel & employment verification requests for foreign nationals
  • Design and develop immigration and relocation resources for internal partners and employees to include: FAQs, policies, and process documents

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of high volume US business immigration experience with heavy emphasis on consultative services, program management, and/or continuous improvement; international experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and the ability to interface with all levels of the organization
  • Superior attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to identify, assess and resolve complex problems
  • Must be able to stay informed of the ever-changing immigration landscape and be able to outline potential roadblocks as well as provide creative solutions
  • A willingness to collaborate and assist whenever, wherever needed
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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."

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.
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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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