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DRW NX is looking for a talented Network Infrastructure Architect to join the Network Services and Operations (NSO) team. You’ll have the opportunity to work on the fastest network in the world, experiment with the latest technologies and be a pioneer in the networking industry. You’ll be part of a driven and dynamic global team, focusing on managing, improving and monitoring a global cutting-edge network.

As a Network Infrastructure Architect for DRW, you will have two main mandates:  

  • Supporting our global infrastructure with a focus on low latency including:
    • Providing operational support for our global wireless and wired high-performance network environments
    • Diagnose and solve network related issues and outages
    • Proactively identifying enhancements to existing configurations, technologies and procedures to improve performance
    • Operating and provisioning monitoring and telemetry systems where applicable
    • Contributing to the documentation of network processes, systems and configurations
    • Participate in network change and code reviews


  • Work on team and department projects such as:
    • New network, colocation or path onboarding
    • New telecom link delivery
    • New monitoring solutions
    • New automation projects
    • Liaise with our internal project team and external service providers for maintenance support
    • Automate repetitive tasks and day to day network processes using ad-hoc script or a framework

What you bring to the team: 

  • At least 2 to 4 years of experience in networking ideally for large enterprise or low latency environments
  • Knowledge of network and infrastructure operations
  • Knowledge of incident and change management lifecycles
  • Knowledge of WAN, LAN, and datacenter network architectures
  • Knowledge of switching, routing
  • In depth knowledge of Linux
  • Able to operate or set up network and infrastructure monitoring framework
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and be part of a global team
  • A high level of energy and a passion for creativity and innovation
  • Willingness to work on weekends as part of a maintenance support rotation
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and documentation/knowledge management skills

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience with point to point wireless networks and knowledge of RF principles
  • Experience working on low latency or trading networks
  • Hands on experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible
  • Hands on experience working with containerization (Docker or others)
  • Hands on experience with cloud services (AWS)
  • Coding experience in Python, Go or similar coding language
  • Hands on experience with TICK stack (Telegraf / Influx)

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

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