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Software Engineer – Cumberland/FICC Options Desk Tools

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Software Engineer – Cumberland/FICC Options Desk Tools

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DRWis 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 trade 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.   

DRW is looking for an exceptional Software Engineerto join a team of highly talented technologists tasked with building a proprietary delta one store of value and FICC options trading platform. Your responsibilities will include all areas of software engineering, including requirements gathering (working directly with traders), design, development, implementation, testing, and production support. You will be expected to develop a substantial familiarity with delta one store of value (fx, metals, and cryptocurrency) and options markets. 


  • Work as part of the Cumberland/FICC Options Desk Tools team to establish and maintain best-in-class trading tools for a collection of delta one store of value and FICC options trading desks to design, develop, and support full stack software systems in multiple languages (Python, Java, Rust, Typescript) 
  • Collaborate widely with trading desks and supporting DRW business units 
  • Work with both greenfield and legacy code, as well as assist trading desks with taking proof of concept ideas to production 
  • Provide on-call support as needed 


  • Have a minimum of 2+ years’ experience using Java or Python, or have demonstrated the ability to learn new languages quickly 
  • Experience with network and concurrent programming involving low latency and high message rates 
  • Proficiency working in a Linux environment  
  • Proficiency in containerization environments, primarily Docker and Kubernetes 
  • An understanding of hardware/software interaction 
  • An understanding of complex systems and distributed programming 
  • Proficiency in data analysis and event processing 
  • Can work comfortably in multiple programming languages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or equivalent work experience 

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