Security Engineer



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

DRW is looking for an outstanding Security Engineer with diverse skills to join our team. We're looking for programmers that take an active interest in DevOps and Security. Someone who can contribute the success of the security team in various ways, from deploying new infrastructure for our security team, to leading a project where you identify the best way to solve a technical problem. Previous experience working in the trading/financial industry is preferable but not required.


  • Collaborate with various software, IT, and trading support teams.
  • Identify solutions to various technical problems. The solutions can purchased or developed internally.
  • Develop software projects, these might include working on a legacy or greenfield projects.
  • Provide on-call support as needed.


  • Understanding of the various areas within security.
  • Working with a programming language.
  • Experience with DevOps and building tools/applications.
  • Knowledge of Linux systems and facilities.
  • Experience with automation and scripting on the Linux platform.
  • Strong initiative and proven experience independently driving projects to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Understanding of the various layers within the OSI model.

Bonus Points For:

  • Working knowledge of any of the following: Python, GoLang, Rust, C#, Java, git.
  • Prior experience developing using any of the following: JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5, Flask, Django, Vue, or React.
  • Experience working with monitoring & logging tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, etc.
  • Experience working with automated deployment tools such as Ansible, Chef, Capistrano, or Puppet.
  • Experience using AWS to deliver solutions.

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