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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
SEPT 05
Cornell University

Barton Hall
Career Fair

Barton Hall

Wednesday, September 5 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 05
Cornell University

Rockefeller Room 132
Information Session with Sparkstone

Rockefeller Room 132

Wednesday, September 5 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 05
University of Pennsylvania

Sheraton Hotel - University City
Engineering Career Fair

Sheraton Hotel - University City

Wednesday, September 5 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 05
University of Pennsylvania

Huntsman Hall Room 245
Information Session with Wharton Undergraduate FinTech Group

Huntsman Hall Room 245

Wednesday, September 5 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 06
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Siebel Center Room 2405
Tech Talk with ACM

Siebel Center Room 2405

Thursday, September 6 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Central

SEPT 07
University of Wisconsin - Madison

333 East Campus Mall
Lunch & Learn

333 East Campus Mall

Friday, September 7 TBD, Central

SEPT 07
University of Pennsylvania

Penn Engineering Quad
PennApps - Hackathon

Penn Engineering Quad

Friday, September 07 - Sunday, September 09 Eastern

SEPT 10
Nanyang Technological University

Learning Hub South - The Hive, 52 Nanyang Avenue
Information Session

Learning Hub South - The Hive, 52 Nanyang Avenue

Monday, September 10 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm SGT

SEPT 10
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Department of Computer Science
After Hours Networking Reception

Department of Computer Science

Monday, September 10 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Central

SEPT 11
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Activities and Recreation Center
Engineering Career Fair

Activities and Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 11 12:00 - 6:00 pm, Central

SEPT 14
Columbia Unviersity

CS Lounge
Information Session

CS Lounge

Friday, September 14 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 14
University of Waterloo

Engineering Campus
Hack the North - Hackathon

Engineering Campus

Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16 Eastern

SEPT 16
University of Michigan

Assembly Hall, Rackham Building
Engineering Reception

Assembly Hall, Rackham Building

Sunday, September 16 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 17
University of Michigan

North Campus
Career Fair

North Campus

Monday, September 17 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 17
University of Michigan

1010 Dow
Information Session with GEECS

1010 Dow

Monday, September 17 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 17
Carnegie Mellon University

Scaife Hall, Room 208
Information Session

Scaife Hall, Room 208

Monday, September 17 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 17
University of Waterloo

Tatham Centre Room 2218
Tech Talk

Tatham Centre Room 2218

Monday, September 17 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 18
University of Michigan

Ross School of Business, Blau Hall, Room B1580
Information Session with FinTech

Ross School of Business, Blau Hall, Room B1580

Tuesday, September 18 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 19
National University of Singapore

Cerebro, NUS School of Computing, COM 1, Level 2
Information Session

Cerebro, NUS School of Computing, COM 1, Level 2

Thursday, September 19 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, SGT

SEPT 20
University of Toronto

St. George Campus
Career Fair

St. George Campus

Thursday, September 20 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 20
Duke University

North Building Room 311
Lunch & Learn with DTech

North Building Room 311

Thursday, September 20 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 20
Duke University

Hudson Hall 207
Information Session

Hudson Hall 207

Thursday, September 20 5:00 - 6:15 pm, Eastern

SEPT 20
Harvard University

Harvard Faculty Club Room 205
Information Session

Harvard Faculty Club Room 205

Thursday, September 20 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 20
University of Texas at Austin

Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center
Technology & Science Career Fair

Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center

Thursday, September 20 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Central

SEPT 21
Princeton University

Lewis Library
Tech Talk with Women in Computer Science

Lewis Library

Friday, September 21 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 21
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Johnson Athletic Center
Career Fair

Johnson Athletic Center

Friday, September 21 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 21
McGill University

Centre Mont Royal
Management Career Fair

Centre Mont Royal

Friday, September 21 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 24
Concordia University

John Molson School of Business
JMSB Career Fair

John Molson School of Business

Monday, September 24 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 25
Concordia University

MB 9th Floor
Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair

MB 9th Floor

Tuesday, September 25 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Eastern

SEPT 26
University of Waterloo

Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park
Career Fair

Manulife Sportsplex at RIM Park

Wednesday, September 26 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Eastern

SEPT 26
University of Chicago

Stevanovich Center Room 112
Tech Talk with Graduate Student Program

Stevanovich Center Room 112

Tuesday, September 26 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Central

OCT 01
University of Chicago

Ida Noyes Hall West Lounge
Information Session with Undergraduate Student Program

Ida Noyes Hall West Lounge

Monday, October 1 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Central

OCT 02
McGill University

New Residence
McGill Engineering & Technology Career Fair

New Residence

Tuesday, October 2 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Eastern

OCT 22
Imperial College

Sir Alexander Fleming Building Room 119
Information Session

Sir Alexander Fleming Building Room 119

Monday, October 22 6:30 - 8:30 pm, British Summer Time

OCT 24
University of Cambridge

Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Careers in Quantitative Finance

Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Wednesday, October 24 4:30 - 7:00 pm, British Summer Time

NOV 11
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Samberg Center
Traders @ MIT

Samberg Center

Sunday, November 11 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Eastern

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Nominate Your School

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 PhD, 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

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:

 

average
On average, a university hire is promoted within two years
experience
50% gained experience on more than one team
moved office
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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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
  • 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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