Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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.

As a Senior Data Engineer on our Research Data Management team, you will play an integral role in managing various datasets used by Traders and Quantitative Researchers to analyze financial markets, determine trading opportunities, and establish trading strategies.

Technical requirements summary:

  • Be familiar with the details of various RDBMS’s (for example, Postgres, Oracle, SQL Server) and NoSQL solutions (for example, Spark)
  • Possess a range of user (Python) and system programming skills (C++)
  • Have the ability to design and evaluate data and data system architectures
  • Have the ability to organize and steer team sprints
  • Be able to contribute to project management and project reporting
  • Have prior direct exposure to different types of market and vendor data: Exchange direct, FIX or differing vendor data interfaces

What you will do in this role:

  • Help govern/manage the data storage and data used for research and analysis by the various trading teams globally.
  • Contribute to planning and architecture of solutions for data management.
  • Work closely with Traders and Researchers to determine appropriate data sources, and implement processes to onboard and manage new data sources for analysis to unlock future trading opportunities.
  • Design and develop data solutions to help discover, purchase, organize, track usage, manage rights and control quality of data sets to address the needs of various DRW trading teams and strategies.
  • Design and Develop data analysis tools to enable Portfolio Managers and Traders to optimize existing trading strategies and more easily formulate new trade ideas.
  • Continually monitor data ingestion pipeline and data quality to ensure stability, reliability and quality of the data. Contribute to the monitoring and quality control software and processes.
  • Provide technical support to all other members if the Data management teams, and individuals closely related to consuming data on any DRW team or desk.

What you will need in this role:

  • 7+ years of database, ETL and process monitoring experience working with financial markets data
  • Prior experience developing data quality control processes to detect data gaps or inaccuracies.
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work in an agile, fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks and projects, and efficiently handle the demands of a trading environment.
  • Familiarity with various database designs and their tradeoffs (Relational, Columnar, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Strong SQL query construction and SQL optimization skills. Understand in detail how SQL works on at least one RDBMS solution.

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