Senior Software Engineer, Risk Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

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.

The Risk Technology team is looking for an outstanding Software Engineer with skills to develop and maintain
infrastructure and tools to support our Risk Management team. Risk Technology builds applications and
services to acquire position, reference, and market data, calculate analytics, and generate reports used to:

  • Measure the risk of the firm at all aggregation levels and any time horizon
  • Monitor and disseminate risk at appropriate aggregation levels
  • Ensure DRW has risk policies, procedures, and operations that align with industry-accepted best practices
    and standards

We collaborate with risk managers and trading desks to measure option and rate sensitivities and create
applications to monitor, manage, and report risk measures, parameters, and limits. While previous experience in
the trading and finance industry is beneficial, we’re looking for talented software engineers with or without
industry-specific expertise.


  • Designing, developing and maintaining greenfield and legacy API, service, and application platforms
  • Testing at the unit, functional, and integration level
  • Managing compute resources, storage, observability, and continuous integration/deployment systems
  • Collaborating with various business, development, IT, and trading support teams


  • Hands-on implementation, management, and operation of infrastructure supporting proprietary applications
  • Experience with relational databases, streaming data stores, and S3-compatible storage
  • Fluent in functional, object-oriented, and imperative programming languages
  • Competent in distributed version control, CI/CD, Docker, and Kubernetes

Familiarity with:

  • More than one of the following tools (or similar): Terraform, Dhall, Ansible, Chef, Puppet
  • More than one of the following tools: Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redpanda, Cassandra, Scylla
  • More than one of the following languages: JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, Python, Java, C#
  • The culture of Infrastructure-as-Code, GitOps, and best practices

Personal traits:

  • Possesses the ability to learn, adapt and grow
  • Demonstrates personal humility, respect for others, and trust in their teammates
  • Capable of independently driving projects to completion but prefers collaborating with teammates
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills, but has better listening and communication skills

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