DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – growing to include real estate, cryptocurrencies, venture capital and several industry acquisitions. With more than 800 employees at our Chicago headquarters and six global offices, we work together to solve interesting problems and capture opportunities. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you will meet.
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.
DRW is looking for a Cryptocurrency Analyst to join a growing team of highly talented cryptocurrency technologists, traders and researchers. As part of our Cumberland team, you will be tasked with researching, analyzing, and tracking developments in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
More on the role:
You’ll focus on researching individual cryptocurrencies to discover new investment opportunities and produce regular reports for key decision makers and senior management. You’ll also spend time every day following market changes affecting major cryptocurrencies and reporting those updates to the rest of the team. You will be expected to stay abreast of industry trends and developments in individual cryptocurrencies in order to help manage and further diversify a large cryptocurrency portfolio.
Ours is an extremely dynamic and innovative work environment and you’ll need to be ready to adapt, respond quickly, and actively contribute ideas.
What's needed in the role:
You’ll need to have strong data analysis and reporting skills. You should be a strategic thinker and an excellent written and verbal communicator. A strong interest in cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency communities is critical. You’ll also need to possess initiative and have a track record of independently driving projects to completion.
You should have a genuine passion for cryptocurrencies and ideally you are already an active participant in cryptocurrency user groups and open source projects. A strong understanding of the technology underlying cryptocurrencies will also be very valuable in this role, as will previous experience using third-party research services and tools.
Our History 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.