Senior Network Engineer

| 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. 

Our Network Infrastructure team works closely with trading desks and software engineers. They are the subject matter experts in the networking domain. They create tools using Python and automate tasks to streamline our environment. They are passionate about providing innovative solutions to our dynamic business.

As a Senior Network Engineer, you will have an opportunity to tout your extensive skills and abilities while helping solve complex network issues. You will be able to flex your network knowledge with in depth packet and protocol analysis. You will design and build new networks, create tools using Python, and support cutting edge trading industry networks. You will have a strong drive to learn and improve every year. You likely have a CCIE. You will harness your creative side for new technologies, documentation, improving operational efficiency and reducing operational risk. When it comes to new tech, you will research and evaluate new solutions using custom and commercial testing tools.

You will be right at home if you:

  • Are a seasoned engineer, ideally with a CCIE, who has deep design, implementation and support experience
  • Have a relentless tenacity for solving complex technical problems when others would have long ago waived a white flag
  • Have an unquenchable thirst to learn Python and other tools like HTML, CSS, Twitter Bootstrap and JavaScript (you want a web interface on your tool, right?)
  • Have a virtual tool belt of proven knowledge that encompasses many of the following areas: TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, Multicast, Security
  • You have experience with site to sites VPNs and firewalls
  • Ok with some on-call, night and weekend work and not afraid to get your hands dirty (don’t worry, we believe in planning these things to maintain balance across the team)
  • Are passionate about high-quality work and relentlessly pursue continuous improvement
  • Are good with people; able to explain complex problems in a non-techie way for others to understand, both in writing and verbally
  • Want to be part of a great team. You enjoy sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, and having fun while doing it!

What you’ll be working on:

  • Collaborating with internal groups to gather requirements, propose designs, implement solutions and support our global environment
  • Using cutting edge networking equipment including Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and VPN concentrators
  • Applying Python to networking in order to build tools and automate (we like automation!)
  • Improving our support tools and processes to enhance our monitoring and automation efforts
  • Helping to lead networking projects using a team-oriented approach
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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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