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Weekend Trader - Cryptoassets

DRW is a proprietary trading firm, founded and based in Chicago, IL.

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Weekend Trader - Cryptoassets

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 looking for a Trader to join our team in our London office as our operation and the industry continue to grow. As a Trader, you will you will work closely with experienced traders, business development teams and quantitative researchers to manage the cryptoasset portfolio and counterparty relationships. You will utilize the disciplines of risk management, research and technology to identify trading opportunities and execute cryptoasset trading strategies.
  • 2yr year commitment to a five day work week that includes covering the European and/or North American region shift every Saturday and Sunday plus 3 weekdays
  • Provide quotes to and execute trades with OTC counterparties
  • Operate automated trading systems including adjusting strategy parameters
  • Manage the desk’s open positions including manually reducing risk when necessary
  • Suggest automation and improvements to systems and strategies
  • Contribute to all other aspects of trading activities including: position reconciliation, risk management tasks, identifying opportunities, research, and post trade analysis
  • Stay current with changes in system functionality, market structure changes, and industry developments
  • Communicate closely with our globally distributed, multi-disciplinary 24/7 team
Required Experience & Skills:
  • 3+ years of trading experience in any linear asset class
  • 1+ year of programming experience in Python or C++
  • Ability to articulate and troubleshoot trades, strategies, and systems
  • Attention to detail and precision in the execution of a task
  • Knowledge of and passion for crypto assets and blockchain technologies is a bonus

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