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 six global offices, 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 formula for success is simple. We bring on exceptional people, encourage their ideas and reward their results.
We are headquartered in Chicago and have offices in Austin (Texas), London, Montreal, New York and Singapore. We currently employ over 800 people worldwide across a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
We work from high-level requirements where programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business. We strive for an environment where developers have the autonomy to pursue business solutions without arbitrary management constraints. We are a group of polyglots and technologists always seeking to find the right tool for each problem. Broadly, the development teams at DRW believe in rapid deployment and feedback, automated testing, and cohesive, transparent, lightly-coupled architectures.
DRW Singapore seeks two senior C++ software engineers to work on its automated trading platform. The team designs, develops and maintains a full stack including network communication, exchange connectivity, risk controls, trading strategy APIs, and a few graphical applications. The new engineers will expand and improve DRW's algorithmic trading capabilities with a focus on Asia, and help hire and mentor junior members of the team in Singapore.
Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent, detailed understanding of modern C++ and systems programming, and the ability to teach others. They will have several years of professional experience, most likely in electronic trading or other low-latency applications such as PC or console video games. They will possess a strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and computer science fundamentals.
A bachelor's degree from a top university in a related field such as computer science, computer engineering, or physics is preferred. Fluent written and verbal communication in English is required.
DRW was founded by Don Wilson, who got his start trading on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the late 1980s. Every trader on the floor had a three letter acronym for identification—Don chose his initials, DRW, and the name stuck. Over the past 25 years, DRW has expanded globally while staying true to what has always set us apart…our ability to identify and capture opportunities by leveraging technology, research and risk management. Our Approach We characterize our trading activity as following three general approaches — Liquidity providing: making markets, buying and selling products every day, with execution on a trading floor, over the phone and electronically Risk taking: doing our homework, formulating a view and putting on a position. Some positions are held for a few days, some for a few months or even years. Latency sensitive: combining research and risk management with superior technology and execution Trading in any asset class might include just one of these or may bring together all three; it all depends on what we see as the right strategy in that market. Our knowledge of the markets, pricing and modeling skills, risk management, and leading technology work together to create liquidity, improve market efficiency, and capture opportunities. Our Culture DRW combines the best of both worlds: the opportunity and spirit of a startup and the stability of an established, experienced firm. Our employees work hard to solve interesting problems, and their results are rewarded. We value continuous learning—from our outcomes, from the environment and from each other. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you’ll meet.
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