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DRW is a technology-driven, principal trading firm.

We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies in the financial markets around the globe.

Sophisticated technology underpins all of our activity, and our developers collaborate to build efficient and scalable systems. Technologists, traders and researchers sit side-by-side and immediately see the results of their work. As the markets have evolved, so have we – pioneering in the fields of cryptoassets, real estate and venture capital.

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.

Blog: 3 Ways to meet us on campus
Jan 25
Concordia University

ConUHacks Hackathon

TBD

January 25th - January 27th

Feb 01
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Battlecode Hackathon

Ray and Maria Stata Center - 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

February 1st - February 3rd

Feb 07
McGill University

Engineering & Technology Career Fair

New Residence Hall - 3625 avenue du Parc

February 7th 10:00am - 3:00pm

Feb 15
Stanford University

Treehacks Hackathon

Huang Engineering Center - 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

February 15th - February 17th

Feb 16
University of Chicago

Uncommon Hacks

Polsky Exchange - 1452 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

February 16th - February 18th

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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.

Summer Internships

Our 10-week internship program is filled with hands-on learning, constant collaboration, and problem solving designed to amplify your grasp of the financial markets.

With weekly social events to explore your internship city, mentoring, and a robust education and training program, you will gain an authentic experience as you transition from college to career.

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 last summer, 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.

Meaningful Projects

You are tasked with projects vital to the goals of DRW. A few examples of past intern projects:

 

Building an application in Elixir
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Building a message decoder in Java for a new exchange
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Forecasting macroeconomic market trends
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Experience Our Culture

Learn to balance work and play while interning in our cities around the world

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Full Time Opportunities

At DRW, you will find great minds with diverse backgrounds. After you have completed your training program, you will join a global team of developers, quantitative traders and researchers, all driven by passion, intellect and a desire to solve complex problems.

While building new skills through pair programming or researching new strategies, you will increasingly take on more responsibilities, contributing to the team and organization’s results early on. You will move through a fast-paced and challenging first year with a community of fellow recent grads, learning from senior colleagues and connecting socially and intellectually.

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.

What you can expect in your first five years…

We looked back 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

Interview Process

Our campus hiring process allows you to learn about our people and the open opportunities we have around the world. 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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  • 1Submit
    Application
  • 2Technical
    Challenge
  • 3Phone
    Interview
  • 4In-Person
    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.

BLOG: 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.

BLOG: 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.

BLOG: Acing your phone interview

We start day one in the afternoon with introductions and an office tour. After that, you will participate in an onsite technical challenge before heading to dinner with your potential future teammates. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral.

BLOG: 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.

BLOG: 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.

BLOG: 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.

BLOG: Acing your phone interview

4In-Person
Interview

We start day one in the afternoon with introductions and an office tour. After that, you will participate in an onsite technical challenge before heading to dinner with your potential future teammates. Day two is a full day of interviews focusing on a range of topics, both technical and behavioral.

BLOG: preparing for DRW’s final round interviews

Education at DRW

Each new hire participates in a comprehensive education and training program to dive in to the work, and prepare you to make an impact on your team from day one. To make the transition from classroom to your team seamless, our program is divided into three sections:

  • Classroom component focusing on advanced quantitative and data science concepts
  • Collaborative, hands-on group projects to practice anticipating market conditions and problem solving with a developer’s mindset
  • Real world trading simulations fostering healthy competition among peers and a better understanding of market conditions experienced by our technology systems

DRW's training program taught me how to be aware of the entire market – deciphering what data points are most important is vital and I’m lucky I’ve developed that skill early on.
Matt, Quantitative Trading Analyst

Meet Matt. Studying the fundamentals of trading, advancing into an in depth options course and understanding how to model his ideas into action, has prepared him to think quickly on his trading desk.

I was able to deeply understand what we do in areas across DRW during my training, and the thoughtfulness and creativity that goes into every engineering decision we make.
Siddhartha, Software Developer

Meet Siddhartha. He values the approach his team takes when building systems, not searching for a quick fix, but building for the market conditions he learned about during training.

Quantitative traders, developers and researchers all came together to collaborate, learn from each other and find new solutions.
Nitesh, Software Developer

Meet Nitesh. Learning right alongside his cohort of fellow recent grads helped him bring new perspectives into his previous computer science knowledge.

 

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