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Risk Analyst

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Job Location
Chicago
Employment Type
Regular
Department
Campus
Targeted Start Date
Summer 2022

As a Risk Analyst on our Risk Operations team, you will work across a wide variety of asset classes to deliver risk analytics and implement/monitor risk data controls.  You will also work closely with Risk Managers to configure and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits. This role also involves frequent interaction with risk developers and collaboration with other groups across the firm.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prototype and implement risk dashboards to improve transparency across various products
  • Build and improve tools and configure models to help manage risks
  • Run and automate analysis processes and perform ad hoc data analysis
  • Validate and support risk models, methodologies, and risk management reports
  • Actively participate in the risk oversight process (control, monitor, track)
  • Assist in the preparation and review of external reporting and audit information
  • Periodically contribute to risk management activities, which may include market and risk monitoring and exception monitoring and tracking
  • Identify opportunities for innovation within executed tasks, processes and projects that contribute to the improved efficiency and effectiveness of the team
  • Collaborate with software developers to maintain or productionize risk tools

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A degree in a technical or quantitative field (Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Financial Math, Statistics, Computer Science) graduating between December 2021 and June 2022 (Master’s or Bachelor’s)
  • A strong interest in trading and technology
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Proficient in SQL and Python
  • Familiarity with Excel, VBA
  • Flexibility to provide on-call support as needed
  • Motivation to continually expand skillset and improve supported systems

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.

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