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User-Interface (UI) Engineer Intern

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User-Interface (UI) Engineer Intern

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Summer 2025

Our formula for success is to hire exceptional people, encourage their ideas and reward their results.

As a User-Interface (UI) Engineer Intern, you will build web applications using cutting-edge technology to assist traders and researchers in making critical decisions.  DRW enables our UI interns to design and develop user-friendly interfaces under the guidance of UI technologists, with the goal of deployment during your ten-week internship.  While your days will have you immersed in complex projects directly driving DRW’s progress, your evenings will be spent exploring the city with organized social events to truly discover what it is like to live and work in Chicago. 

How you will make an impact…

  • Design, develop, test, and deploy proprietary software solutions across the firm. Examples include:
    • Creating interaction-rich interfaces that traders will use to manage pricing models in live trading environments
    • Developing low-code components which will be leveraged to iterate rapidly on dashboards that drive decisions
    • Implementing performant visualizations that integrate both live and historical data, surfacing real-time updates for large-scale datasets
  • Collaborate with trading desks to design and build intuitive workflows that enhance efficiency and meet the specific needs of end-users
  • Identify innovative solutions to complex problems and advocate for their implementation to your team by communicating your ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Work with other software developers, researchers, and business analysts in cross-functional team environments

What you bring to the team...

  • Are pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, mathematics or any related science discipline and have an expected graduation date between December 2025 and June 2026
  • Exhibit excellent software development skills in TypeScript, Python, HTML, and CSS
  • Have experience building reusable components with React, creating visualizations using Dash, working with both live and historical data sources within the browser, or troubleshooting UI performance problems
  • Have strong understanding of functional programming, data structures, and algorithms
  • Have a deep curiosity to learn and absorb new technologies quickly

What to expect during the internship...

  • Meaningful projects: You’ll receive a challenging project to complete during your time here. Each project, advised by a software engineer, promotes a comprehensive learning experience and provides you with meaningful work experience.
  • Community: Throughout the summer, we host a variety of educational, social and team-building activities to foster friendship and camaraderie.
  • Housing: DRW provides fully furnished apartments located close to the office –making your morning commute as easy as possible.
  • Mentorship: You’ll build a professional relationship with an experienced mentor in your field. Mentors and mentees meet to discuss goals, challenges and professional development and explore the city together at our mentor outings.
  • Education: As technology continues to drive the trading industry forward, both in terms of new products and transaction methods, the future will present us with unique opportunities and challenges. To prepare you for how technology will continue to impact trading’s future landscape, you will complete an options course framed from a developer’s standpoint to help you visualize how your technology solutions will be used in real time. As the trading industry continually evolves, both in terms of new products and transaction methods, the future will present us with unique opportunities and challenges.

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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