Senior Software Engineer (Technology Software Services)

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 seeking a Senior Software Engineer who will champion the revitalization of our internal enterprise monitoring stack. You will dive deep into the current application, written in a combination of ruby, clojure, python, jruby, and javascript, and make recommendations for the future of the application. 


  • Meet with internal technical teams to determine usage patterns 
  • Analyze current stack, and compare with popular third-party solutions (Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, Grafana Enterprise, Cortex, etc) 
  • De-escalate risk by bringing the dependencies to the latest versions 
  • Determine what functionality should remain, and what should be removed 

Position Requirements: 

  • Experience designing and developing software with ruby, python, and javascript 
  • Experience with clojure is a plus 
  • Experience with third-party monitoring tools 
  • Strong UNIX/Linux skills 
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work in an agile, fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks and projects, and efficiently handle pressure and stress
  • Must be self-motivated, possess strong initiative, and be willing to take on new challenges
  • Must demonstrate strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and adapt to different work environments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

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