UX/UI Software Engineer, Cryptocurrency - Chicago

Company: DRW Holdings, LLC
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 02.NOV.2018
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Summary

DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes...

Description

DRW is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW - growing to include real estate, cryptocurrencies, venture capital and several industry acquisitions. With nearly 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and six global offices, we work together to solve interesting problems and capture opportunities. It's a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you will meet.

Cumberland , DRW's Global cryptocurrency trading team, is looking for several software engineers to join our team in Chicago and Singapore. This specific role is based out of Chicago and is responsible for building and supporting the team's ever-growing UX/UI software. In short, you will be pushing the limits of JavaScript and WebSockets to display real-time data to traders and interface with backend trading systems.

As a member of this team will be expected to design and develop all UX/UI software and their associated backend services as well as play a critical role in the design of various inter-process APIs. The team's existing systems are written in Java, C++, Python, and JavaScript. Future system, of which there are many still in the green-field phase, will likely be written in the same set of languages.

Candidates should have strong initiative and have proven experience independently driving projects to completion. We work from high-level requirements and programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business and work directly with traders and researchers on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with traders, researchers, and other developers to build products that help understand, visualize and interact with large datasets in new and exciting ways.
  • Developing full products, from inception to production, including identifying the business needs, user experience, backend processing, production support, and product evangelism.
  • Working primarily with JavaScript, Node.js, ReactJS, and TypeScript.
  • Pushing the limits of browser performance by building highly interactive web-based visualizations and/or plug-ins for Chrome.
  • Providing on-call production support as needed.
  • Collaborating with traders, researchers, and software engineers within our group as well as elsewhere within the organization.
  • Some of the key skills are:

  • 5+ years of experience with web development (JavaScript, HTML5, WebSockets, Node.js, ReactJS, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience with product management, feature gathering, and UX design
  • Experience working with Chrome developer tools
  • Experience developing server-side systems in Java, Python, or C++
  • Experience developing on Linux and a familiarity with the command line and Bash scripting
  • Experience with DevOps or system administration to aid in deployment, load balancing, and troubleshooting is helpful but not required
  • Experience with trading systems is helpful but not required
  • Experience with implementing security systems (e.g. 2FA, encryption, etc.) is helpful but not required
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