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Software Engineer, Java/Python (FICC Options)

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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 1000 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.

DRW is looking for an exceptional Software Engineer with an expertise in Java or Python to join a team of highly talented technologists tasked with building a proprietary options trading platform. Your role will focus on all areas of software engineering, including design, development, implementation, testing, and post-trade analysis while using the latest technologies.

To qualify for this role, you:

  • have 2+ years’ experience using Java or Python on Linux in the trading industry, or a similarly demanding field.
  • can demonstrate expertise in network and concurrent programming involving low latency and high message rates
  • can demonstrate expertise in data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or signal processing
  • can operate in multiple language domains
  • have a BS or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or Engineering from a top university

Bonus points if you have:

  • experience with complex systems or distributed programming
  • experience with UI/UX design and development in .NET or JavaScript
  • contributed to open source projects in a challenging field
  • have a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • a demonstrated interest in keeping up with new developments in programming languages and other relevant technologies.
  • an understanding of economics and the geopolitical landscape

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