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Software Engineer, Commodities Trading

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Software Engineer, Commodities Trading

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DRWis a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operatein markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operateusing 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 leveragedour expertiseand technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operatewith respect, curiosityand open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’snot just what we do that matters–it'show we do it.  DRWis a place of high expectations, integrity, innovationand a willingness to challenge consensus. 

A rapidly expanding global trading desk is looking for a Software Engineer to join their team in Houston.  In this role, you’ll be expected to design, development and test proprietary trading software.  The firm has built up a significant set of tools and technology, which you will have access to. You will be expected to pragmatically focus on business value by leveraging our existing tools and infrastructure wherever possible.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Build out real time trade management and risk analysis algorithms and visualization tools.
  • Write performance sensitive code and algorithms.
  • Support the trading desk’s research & analysis workflows - utilizing and extending DRW’s in house data analysis infrastructure.
  • Work directly with traders, developers and researchers in a tight knit team to develop infrastructure, tools, visualizations, and trading strategies.

You’ll be right at home if you have:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work directly with your software’s users
  • Leadership skills and a team orientated mentality
  • Experience working in the trading industry, or a similarly demanding industry, developing business critical applications

Required technical experience:

  • Java – at least 5 years of full stack experience writing Java servers running on Linux

Nice to have:

  • Trading industry is experience is preferred but not required
  • C/C++ - ability to maintain and integrate native code – e.g. integrating a C++ library into a Java system
  • Web UIs – you should be able to write user interface code to present the majority of our tools to users
  • Rust – we use Rust where performance matters
  • Python 



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