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UX/UI Software Engineer, Cryptocurrency

DRW, Chicago

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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 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. 

Cumberland - a DRW Company is the cryptoasset arm of DRW, established in 2014 after early interest in cryptoassets and their underlying technology. Today, Cumberland is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, we provide 24-hour access to a wide array of cryptoassets while helping the crypto ecosystem grow and evolve in a responsible, sustainable way.

As a member of this team will be expected to design and develop all UX/UI software and their associated backend services as well as play a critical role in the design of various inter-process APIs.  The team’s existing systems are written in Java, C++, Python, and JavaScript.  Future system, of which there are many still in the green-field phase, will likely be written in the same set of languages.

Candidates should have strong initiative and have proven experience independently driving projects to completion. We work from high-level requirements and programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business and work directly with traders and researchers on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with traders, researchers, and other developers to build products that help understand, visualize and interact with large datasets in new and exciting ways.
  • Developing full products, from inception to production, including identifying the business needs, user experience, backend processing, production support, and product evangelism.
  • Working primarily with JavaScript, Node.js, ReactJS, and TypeScript.
  • Pushing the limits of browser performance by building highly interactive web-based visualizations and/or plug-ins for Chrome.
  • Providing on-call production support as needed.
  • Collaborating with traders, researchers, and software engineers within our group as well as elsewhere within the organization.

Some of the key skills are:

  • 5+ years of experience with web development (JavaScript, HTML5, WebSockets, Node.js, ReactJS, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience with product management, feature gathering, and UX design
  • Experience working with Chrome developer tools
  • Experience developing server-side systems in Java, Python, or C++
  • Experience developing on Linux and a familiarity with the command line and Bash scripting
  • Experience with DevOps or system administration to aid in deployment, load balancing, and troubleshooting is helpful but not required
  • Experience with trading systems is helpful but not required
  • Experience with implementing security systems (e.g. 2FA, encryption, etc.) is helpful but not required

About DRW

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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