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Senior Software Engineer, C++

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Category: IT / Software Development

Job Type: Full Time

DRW’s technology teams pride themselves on technical excellence, and on building a culture that we are proud to be a part of. We want people who think deeply about how to build software, and who also are open to new ideas and approaches in a finance and technology world that is constantly changing. We believe in agile with a small “a,” and in hiring the best and brightest and then keeping obstacles out of their way so they can do what they do best.


DRW is looking for outstanding Senior Software Engineers with an expertise in C++. You will be joining one of our software development teams to help build low latency trading applications.


To qualify for this role, you:

  • Have significant experience developing high-availability systems in C++ and Python with very tight resource/latency constraints
  • A background in multi-threaded programming and a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • Are comfortable working “under the hood” and you are quite skilled in performance tuning (applications, Linux, socket I/O, etc.) and troubleshooting
  • Experience working with C++ libraries like STL and Boost
  • Are up to date on the C++0x/11 standards and have opinions about them
  • Have worked on challenging projects that involved things like building a custom compiler, writing a matching engine, or working with large amounts of data in real time
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working in the trading industry or another ultra-low latency sensitive business that involves solving remarkably complex problems
  • Experience working with Research teams and Quants
  • Eull lifecycle software development utilizing exotic hardware/software architectures for ultra-low latency trading systems


About DRW:

DRW is a principal trading organization, meaning all of our trading is for our own account, and all of our methods, systems and applications are solely for our own use. Unlike hedge funds, brokerage firms and banks, DRW has no investors, clients or customers.  DRW trades actively in a wide range of assets classes both domestically and internationally.


DRW is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in London, Montreal, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. DRW employs over 600 people worldwide from many different disciplines and backgrounds.

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