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At DRW, we are driven problem solvers with quantitative mindsets. We enjoy taking on new challenges and solving complex problems throughout our careers.

The opportunities at DRW are diverse, not only in the variety of products we trade, but in how our teams achieve their goals. A career at DRW means you’re constantly learning new areas to apply your quantitative skillset. Some teams are diverse in skillset but focused in their goals - you might be on a trading desk, and sit with traders, software developers and quantitative researchers to find new edge in the constantly evolving financial markets. Other teams are all software developers, collaborating with teams across the organization to solve complex technical problems in a robust tech stack. Every team is committed to improving their craft, and questioning how we approach and solve problems.

Meet us on Campus

Career fairs, hackathons, info sessions, coffee chats and networking opportunities – you will learn about DRW and meet with developers, quantitative traders and quantitative researchers.

Insights: 3 Ways to meet us on campus
Aug 26
University of Chicago

Undergraduate Info Session - Virtual

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August 26th, 10:00 am - 11:30am CST

Sep 02
Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Info Session - Virtual

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September 2nd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Sep 08
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

After Hours Corporate Connection Virtual Fair

September 8th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST

Sep 09
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Engineering Internship Virtual Career Fair

September 9th, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

Sep 09
General Admission

Trading@DRW - Virtual

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September 9th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Sep 10
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Engineering Full-time Virtual Career Fair

September 10th, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

Sep 11
University of Chicago

Graduate Info Session - Virtual

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September 11th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Sep 14
University of Michigan

SWE/TBP Engineering Virtual Career Fair

September 14th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

Sep 15
University of Pennsylvania

Engineering Career Days - Virtual

September 15th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ET

Sep 15
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Info Session - Virtual

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September 15th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CT

Sep 16
Duke University

Duke Info Session - Virtual

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September 16th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Sep 17
Columbia University

Columbia Info Session - Virtual

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September 17th, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET

Sep 17
Cornell University

Info Session with WICC - Virtual

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September 17th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Sep 18
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HackMIT - Virtual

September 18th, 19th, 20th Fri 9:00pm - Sun 12:00 pm ET

Sep 21
University of Waterloo

Waterloo Info Session - Virtual

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September 21st, 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Sep 21
General Admission

DRW Info Session - Virtual

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September 21st, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Sep 21
University of Texas at Austin

Info Session with Texas UCF - Virtual

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September 21st, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Sep 23
University of Texas at Austin

Technology and Science Virtual Career Fair

September 23rd, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Sep 23
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Info Session with SBC - Virtual

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September 23rd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Sep 23
University of Maryland, College Park

Info Session with Smith Investment Fund - Virtual

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September 23rd, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Oct 01
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Consulting, Data Analytics, Finance, Investment and Trading Virtual Career Fair

October 1st, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ET

Oct 15
University of Cambridge

Virtual Banking & Finance Fair

October 15th, 6:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

*All times are listed in local time
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If you would like DRW to visit your campus, speak to your student group, sponsor your hackathon or partner with your department, we’d love to hear from you.

Meaningful Projects

Our 10-week internship program starts with an in-depth orientation, and is paired with ongoing opportunities for learning throughout the summer. This structure is to help you understand the firm, industry and the opportunities available to you in a career at DRW. With support and guidance from your fellow interns and teammates, you’ll dive into a hands-on project vital to the goals of the firm. The result: A summer filled with complex problem solving and a deeper understanding of capital markets, and the technology that enables our work. Hear from our past interns on their own projects:

 

Finding different methods to forecast interest rate swap data
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Creating a more systematic workflow for a trading desk
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Researching investible technology trends in the property lifecycle
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Using logic to solve complex coding challenges
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Utilizing Python to work towards low-latency optimization
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Predicting yield curve dynamics over different conditions
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Hanging out with my mentor was the highlight of my internship - from nerding out on different technologies to learning how to best start my career.
Akshay, Software Developer

Meet Akshay. His favorite part about DRW is the collaborative environment he shares with his colleagues, and the support they provide both in and out of the office.

I felt like I was able to provide real value during my internship. My ideas were heard and expanded upon by the really bright people I interacted with.
Dillon, Quantitative Trading Analyst

Meet Dillon. Before his internship, Dillon’s experience in trading was limited, but with support from his team and mentor, he solidified his understanding of the financial markets.

My team entrusted me with the freedom to make impactful decisions. This dynamic gave me the support I needed to grow as a developer - more than I did even during college.
Emily, Software Developer

Meet Emily. She returned to DRW after her internship, with a degree from Princeton in Computer Science and a summer of knowledge from across the organization.

Coming back after my internship at DRW, I picked up right where I left off. The tools I built were still being used, and I continued to build upon that work.
Alex, Quantitative Trading Analyst

Meet Alex. After finishing his master’s in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon, Alex returned to his trading desk, contributing immediately and learning from his close-knit team.

 

Experience Our Culture

To give you an authentic experience, we provide housing near the office and plan social events throughout the summer to help you get to know the city. This might include indoor skydiving, dinner with your mentor, an escape room or a food tour. Each intern is paired with a mentor to help navigate the transition from college to career and provide support both professionally and personally.

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What you can expect in your first five years…

Your career at DRW starts with an in-depth training program to help you get up to speed. After training, you will join a global team of developers, quantitative traders and researchers, all driven by passion, intellect and a desire to succeed. While building new skills through pair programming or researching new strategies, you will increasingly take on more responsibility. You will move through a fast-paced and challenging but rewarding first year with a supportive community of fellow recent grads, learning from senior colleagues and connecting socially and intellectually. Where will you see yourself in five years? Take a look at the experience of our past few new hire classes:

 

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On average, a university hire is promoted within two years
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50% gained experience on more than one team
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10% moved to a different DRW global office
My teammates come from really diverse backgrounds, which has challenged me to keep learning new programming languages and new ways of solving problems.
Brian, Software Developer

Meet Brian. With his computer science engineering degree from Michigan, he’s continued to use the skills developed during college, while still being challenged to learn and take on more responsibility.

I chose DRW because of the people – the strong quantitative backgrounds and trading acumen of everyone at the organization has helped me grow.
Alex, Quantitative Researcher

Meet Alex. After deciding to leave academia with his Ph.D., he’s enjoyed finding a similar environment here at DRW – where thoughtful collaboration and intelligent debate is at the core of what we do.

It’s not one system or strategy - we’re always thinking of something new.
Sai, Quantitative Researcher

Meet Sai. With a master’s in financial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sai’s passion for learning about the financial markets, paired with support from his mentor, have kept him growing throughout his career.

 

Your Development at DRW

At DRW, learning is a core value, and we are committed to making learning opportunities easily accessible for all employees to build their skills and develop their careers. To help you kick off your career with us, we have built a personalized learning program with a simple goal – to gain a deep understanding of DRW, our role in the financial markets and the tools you will need to be successful in your new career. Along with a dedicated mentor, your learning program will be:

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Interview Process

Our process offers insight into our business, and how we contribute to the financial markets. Most importantly, you’ll meet the people at DRW, and hear first-hand from potential future co-workers where a career with DRW leads. We are agile in everything we do at DRW, so no need to worry if your recruitment process is slightly different.

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Want to know more about our hiring process and what to expect after you apply?
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  • 1Submit
    Application
  • 2Technical
    Challenge
  • 3Phone
    Interview
  • 4Final Round
    Interview

We review applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early when our roles are posted. Our application process is straightforward and only requires you to submit your most recent resume to be considered.

Insights: How to make your resume stand out

Depending on your role, this could be a quantitative challenge focused on probability and logic skills or a coding challenge on fundamental computer science concepts. You complete this at home under timed conditions.

Insights: Gearing up for the technical challenge

You’ll talk to a fellow developer, quantitative trader or researcher on the phone. We’ll get to know you better though technical and behavioral questions.

Insights: Acing your phone interview

We start day one in the afternoon with introductions followed by a technical challenge. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral. There will be time to network with potential future teammates over the course of both days.

Insights: preparing for DRW’s final round interviews

1Submit
Application

We review applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early when our roles are posted. Our application process is straightforward and only requires you to submit your most recent resume to be considered.

Insights: How to make your resume stand out

2Technical
Challenge

Depending on your role, this could be a quantitative challenge focused on probability and logic skills or a coding challenge on fundamental computer science concepts. You complete this at home under timed conditions.

Insights: Gearing up for the technical challenge

3Phone
Interview

You’ll talk to a fellow developer, quantitative trader or researcher on the phone. We’ll get to know you better though technical and behavioral questions.

Insights: Acing your phone interview

4Final Round
Interview

We start day one in the afternoon with introductions followed by a technical challenge. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral. There will be time to network with potential future teammates over the course of both days.

Insights: preparing for DRW’s final round interviews

 

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