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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.  

We are seeking a Java Engineer to join our team in London in as a software engineer for our Global Delta One business. The position offers a unique opportunity to influence the design and architecture of a growing system and ensure efficient development and deployment of revenue generating solutions by a team of software engineers.

Candidates should have strong initiative and have proven experience independently driving projects to completion. We work from high-level requirements and programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business and work directly with Traders and Quantitative Researchers on a daily basis.


  • Design, develop and test proprietary trading software.
  • Write performance-sensitive code
  • Work on complex algorithmic trading systems
  • Build out real time trade management and risk analysis

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Physics or any related Engineering, Mathematics or Science discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years software development work experience
  • Excellent software development skills in Java and ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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