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At DRW, we are driven problem solvers with quantitative mindsets. We enjoy taking on new challenges and solving complex problems throughout our careers.

The opportunities at DRW are diverse, not only in the variety of products we trade, but in how our teams achieve their goals. A career at DRW means you’re constantly learning new areas to apply your quantitative skillset. Some teams are diverse in skillset but focused in their goals - you might be on a trading desk, and sit with traders, software developers and quantitative researchers to find new edge in the constantly evolving financial markets. Other teams are all software developers, collaborating with teams across the organization to solve complex technical problems in a robust tech stack. Every team is committed to improving their craft, and questioning how we approach and solve problems.

Meet us on Campus

Career fairs, hackathons, info sessions, coffee chats and networking opportunities – you will learn about DRW and meet with developers, quantitative traders and quantitative researchers.

Insights: 3 Ways to meet us on campus
Sep 01
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Corporate Connection After Hours

Virtual

September 01, 2021 at 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm CDT

Sep 02
University of California, Berkeley

DRW UC Berkeley Info Session

Tilden Room at the MLK Student Center - 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

September 01, 2021 at 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm PDT

Sep 03
Harvard College

Harvard Finance & FinTech Virtual Fair

Virtual

September 03, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm EDT

Sep 08
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Full Time Virtual Career Fair

Virtual

September 08, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 08
General Admission

DRW Tech Talk

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 08, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 09
General Admission

Trading at DRW

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 09, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 13
University of Michigan

Michigan Engineering Virtual Career Fair

Virtual

September 13, 2021 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm EDT

Sep 13
General Admission

Women at DRW

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 13, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 14
University of Pennsylvania

Penn Engineering Virtual Career Day

Virtual

September 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm EDT

Sep 14
University of Chicago

DRW Tech Talk with UChicago Financial Mathematics

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 14, 2021 at 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm CDT

Sep 15
University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin Technology & Science Virtual Career Fair

Virtual

September 15, 2021 at 11:00 am - 05:00 pm CDT

Sep 15
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Internship Virtual Career Fair

Virtual

September 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 15
General Admission

Software Development at DRW

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 15, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 17
University of Waterloo

Hack the North

Virtual

September 17, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 05:00 pm CDT

Sep 18
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HackMIT

In-Person

September 17, 2021 at 07:00 pm - 07:00 pm CDT

Sep 21
General Admission

DRW Tech Talk 2

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 21, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 22
General Admission

Quant Research at DRW

Virtual - RSVP for Zoom Link

September 22, 2021 at 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm CDT

Sep 24
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Data Analytics, Consulting & Finance Fair

Virtual

September 24, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm EDT

Sep 25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Traders@MIT

Virtual

September 25, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Oct 07
University of Cambridge

Cambridge Banking & Finance Fair

Virtual

October 07, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST

Oct 19
University of Cambridge

Cambridge Quant Finance Fair

Virtual

October 19, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm BST

Nov 13

Virtual

November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm CDT

*All times are listed in local time
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If you would like DRW to visit your campus, speak to your student group, sponsor your hackathon or partner with your department, we’d love to hear from you.

Meaningful Projects

Our 10-week internship program starts with an in-depth orientation, and is paired with ongoing opportunities for learning throughout the summer. This structure is to help you understand the firm, industry and the opportunities available to you in a career at DRW. With support and guidance from your fellow interns and teammates, you’ll dive into a hands-on project vital to the goals of the firm. The result: A summer filled with complex problem solving and a deeper understanding of capital markets, and the technology that enables our work. Hear from our past interns on their own projects:

 

Finding different methods to forecast interest rate swap data
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Creating a more systematic workflow for a trading desk
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Researching investible technology trends in the property lifecycle
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Using logic to solve complex coding challenges
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Utilizing Python to work towards low-latency optimization
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Predicting yield curve dynamics over different conditions
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I felt like I was able to provide real value during my internship. My ideas were heard and expanded upon by the really bright people I interacted with.
Dillon, Quantitative Trading Analyst

Meet Dillon. Before his internship, Dillon’s experience in trading was limited, but with support from his team and mentor, he solidified his understanding of the financial markets.

My team entrusted me with the freedom to make impactful decisions. This dynamic gave me the support I needed to grow as a developer - more than I did even during college.
Emily, Software Developer

Meet Emily. She returned to DRW after her internship, with a degree from Princeton in Computer Science and a summer of knowledge from across the organization.

Coming back after my internship at DRW, I picked up right where I left off. The tools I built were still being used, and I continued to build upon that work.
Alex, Quantitative Trading Analyst

Meet Alex. After finishing his master’s in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon, Alex returned to his trading desk, contributing immediately and learning from his close-knit team.

     

    Experience Our Culture

    To give you an authentic experience, we provide housing near the office and plan social events throughout the summer to help you get to know the city. This might include indoor skydiving, dinner with your mentor, an escape room or a food tour. Each intern is paired with a mentor to help navigate the transition from college to career and provide support both professionally and personally.

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    What you can expect in your first five years…

    Your career at DRW starts with an in-depth training program to help you get up to speed. After training, you will join a global team of developers, quantitative traders and researchers, all driven by passion, intellect and a desire to succeed. While building new skills through pair programming or researching new strategies, you will increasingly take on more responsibility. You will move through a fast-paced and challenging but rewarding first year with a supportive community of fellow recent grads, learning from senior colleagues and connecting socially and intellectually. Where will you see yourself in five years? Take a look at the experience of our past few new hire classes:

     

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    On average, a university hire is promoted within two years
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    50% gained experience on more than one team
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    10% moved to a different DRW global office
    My teammates come from really diverse backgrounds, which has challenged me to keep learning new programming languages and new ways of solving problems.
    Brian, Software Developer

    Meet Brian. With his computer science engineering degree from Michigan, he’s continued to use the skills developed during college, while still being challenged to learn and take on more responsibility.

    I chose DRW because of the people – the strong quantitative backgrounds and trading acumen of everyone at the organization has helped me grow.
    Alex, Quantitative Researcher

    Meet Alex. After deciding to leave academia with his Ph.D., he’s enjoyed finding a similar environment here at DRW – where thoughtful collaboration and intelligent debate is at the core of what we do.

    It’s not one system or strategy - we’re always thinking of something new.
    Sai, Quantitative Researcher

    Meet Sai. With a master’s in financial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sai’s passion for learning about the financial markets, paired with support from his mentor, have kept him growing throughout his career.

       

      Your Development at DRW

      At DRW, learning is a core value, and we are committed to making learning opportunities easily accessible for all employees to build their skills and develop their careers. To help you kick off your career with us, we have built a personalized learning program with a simple goal – to gain a deep understanding of DRW, our role in the financial markets and the tools you will need to be successful in your new career. Along with a dedicated mentor, your learning program will be:

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      Interview Process

      Our process offers insight into our business, and how we contribute to the financial markets. Most importantly, you’ll meet the people at DRW, and hear first-hand from potential future co-workers where a career with DRW leads. We are agile in everything we do at DRW, so no need to worry if your recruitment process is slightly different.

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      Want to know more about our hiring process and what to expect after you apply?
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      • 1Submit
        Application
      • 2Technical
        Challenge
      • 3Phone
        Interview
      • 4Final Round
        Interview

      We review applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early when our roles are posted. Our application process is straightforward and only requires you to submit your most recent resume to be considered.

      Insights: How to make your resume stand out

      Depending on your role, this could be a quantitative challenge focused on probability and logic skills or a coding challenge on fundamental computer science concepts. You complete this at home under timed conditions.

      Insights: Gearing up for the technical challenge

      You’ll talk to a fellow developer, quantitative trader or researcher on the phone. We’ll get to know you better though technical and behavioral questions.

      Insights: Acing your phone interview

      We start day one in the afternoon with introductions followed by a technical challenge. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral. There will be time to network with potential future teammates over the course of both days.

      Insights: preparing for DRW’s final round interviews

      1Submit
      Application

      We review applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early when our roles are posted. Our application process is straightforward and only requires you to submit your most recent resume to be considered.

      Insights: How to make your resume stand out

      2Technical
      Challenge

      Depending on your role, this could be a quantitative challenge focused on probability and logic skills or a coding challenge on fundamental computer science concepts. You complete this at home under timed conditions.

      Insights: Gearing up for the technical challenge

      3Phone
      Interview

      You’ll talk to a fellow developer, quantitative trader or researcher on the phone. We’ll get to know you better though technical and behavioral questions.

      Insights: Acing your phone interview

      4Final Round
      Interview

      We start day one in the afternoon with introductions followed by a technical challenge. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral. There will be time to network with potential future teammates over the course of both days.

      Insights: preparing for DRW’s final round interviews

       

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