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 1,000 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.
As a Research Developer, you will be an integral member of an algorithmic trading team comprised of experienced technologists, quantitative researchers, and traders. Your team will work closely to solve challenging technological problems and contribute to our full tech stack, from hardware and software development to grid computing. You will be surrounded by cutting edge technology, mentored by industry-leading engineers, offered training and continuing education opportunities, and given immediate responsibility. We are looking for creative technologists, natural programmers, and disciplined engineers eager to develop new technologies that directly impact our business.
How you will make an impact:
- Work with researchers to implement research studies, simulate trading strategies, and develop algorithms to compete in financial markets
- Design trading strategy simulation software optimized for high fidelity and throughput
- Develop software for large scale data acquisition, storage, access, and visualization
- Work with a team to maintain and extend our existing data analysis infrastructure and toolset
- Create user interfaces for data exploration and post trade analysis
- Accelerate the research lifecycle from strategy prototype to production deployment
- Evaluate new technology and improve our technology stack
What you bring to the team:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
- Minimum 3 years professional C++ Development Experience in modern C++ (11 or later)
- A strong understanding of object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
- A solid foundation in programming with the ability to think, communicate, and write maintainable code
- Experience with complex distributed applications and scalable performance
- Proficiency with Linux/VCS/CI workflows
- Demonstrated ability to produce algorithmic code in a fast-paced environment
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