Senior Software Engineer, C++

Job Description

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.  

DRW is looking for outstanding Senior Software Engineers with an expertise in C++. In this role, you will be a part of our Core Infrastructure team which is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining DRW's low latency trading platform which is deployed global.  You will be tasked with working on various areas of the technical stack including order routing, market data, and risk systems.  

To qualify for this role, you:

  • Have significant experience developing high-availability systems in C++ and Python with very tight resource/latency constraints
  • Have a background in multi-threaded programming and a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • Are comfortable working “under the hood” and you are quite skilled in performance tuning (applications, Linux, socket I/O, etc.) and troubleshooting
  • Have experience working with C++ libraries like STL and Boost
  • Are up to date on the C++11/14 standards and have opinions about them
  • Have worked on challenging projects that involved things like building a custom compiler, writing a matching engine, or working with large amounts of data in real time
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working in the trading industry or another ultra-low latency sensitive business that involves solving remarkably complex problems
  • Experience working with Research teams and Quants
  • Full life-cycle software development utilizing exotic hardware/software architectures for ultra-low latency trading systems

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