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 1000 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, DRW’s Global crypto-asset trading team, is looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our team in Chicago. This role will be responsible for administering, supporting, and improving a technologically diverse stack used to research and trade crypto-assets across many exchanges and regions. You will work directly with developers and traders to monitor the health and utilization of Cumberland’s systems to proactively detect/resolve issues as well as develop new tools to improve all aspects of Cumberland operations. This role involves a mixture of DevOps, as well as infrastructure and applications support.
The regular schedule for this role will be Monday through Friday, but a weekend on-call rotation will be required once every 3 weeks.
- Work as part of our crypto-asset team to establish and maintain best-in-class technical support for production 24-hour trading operations.
- Provide support for Chicago, London, Montreal and Singapore-based crypto-asset traders and systems.
- Develop proprietary process automation and monitoring tools leveraging third-party technologies as appropriate.
- Troubleshoot and resolve trading system production incidents resulting from internal or external factors.
- Automate software configuration and deployment procedures
- Support core market connectivity and correspond with exchanges regarding trade order activity, connectivity, and other related technical support issues.
- Work interactively with DBA’s, core development, trading desks, back office systems, infrastructure and management teams when deploying production releases and troubleshooting technical issues.
- Prior experience supporting mission critical, high performance applications
- 3+ years of script development experience, preferably Python.
- 3+ years database experience including query writing, table creation, and maintenance.
- 5+ years Linux platform support experience.
- Basic knowledge of how to implement TLS
- Demonstrated knowledge of network communications experience, including multicast and websockets.
- Flexibility to take off-hours support calls as needs dictate.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
Desired Personal Characteristics:
- Self-motivated to continually expand your skillset and improve supported systems.
- Demonstrates high level of ownership and accountability for area of responsibility.
- Able to handle pressure and time constraints with composure.
- Strong organization skills, including planning, prioritization, and documentation.
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