Software Developer Intern – London

Our formula for success is to hire exceptional people, encourage their ideas and reward their results.

As a Software Developer Intern, you will build advanced trading and risk applications leveraging cutting-
edge technology. DRW enables our Software Developer Interns to develop computationally intensive
software under the guidance of senior technologists with the goal of deployment during your ten weeks.
While your days will have you immersed in complex projects directly driving DRW’s progress, your
evenings will be spent exploring the city with organized social events to truly discover what it is like to
live and work in London.

How you will make an impact…

  • Design, develop test, and deploy proprietary software development solutions across the firm.
    Examples include creating:
  • Decoders to receive raw pack data from various exchanges and translate it into a more
    accessible form.
  • Normalizers which take decoded data and build a book for each instrument traded on that
  • Applications to facilitate communication around executed trades to our compliance team
  • Identify innovative solutions to complex problems and advocate for their implementation to
    your team by communicating your ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Conduct robust research using a data driven approach to employ statistical analytics on large
    data sets
  • Collaborate with other software developers, quantitative traders and researchers as well as
    business analysts in cross-functional team environments

What you bring to the team…

  • Are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering,
    computer engineering, physics, mathematics or any related science discipline and have an
    expected graduation date between December 2024 and June 2025
  • Have exposure to network programming (TCP/IP), multi‐threaded applications, computational
    intelligence, algorithms, real‐time programming or GUI programming
  • Have strong understanding of object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Exhibit excellent software development skills in C++, Python, Java, C#, or C and a deep curiosity
    to learn and absorb new technologies quickly

What to expect during the internship…

Meaningful projects: You’ll receive a challenging project to complete during your time here. Each
project, advised by a software engineer, promotes a comprehensive learning experience and provides
you with meaningful work experience.

Community: Throughout the summer, we host a variety of educational, social and team-building
activities to foster friendship and camaraderie.

Housing: DRW provides fully furnished apartments located close to the office –making your morning
commute as easy as possible.

Mentorship: You’ll build a professional relationship with an experienced mentor in your field. Mentors
and mentees meet to discuss goals, challenges and professional development and explore the city
together at our mentor outings.

Education: As technology continues to drive the trading industry forward, both in terms of new products
and transaction methods, the future will present us with unique opportunities and challenges. To
prepare you for how technology will continue to impact trading’s future landscape, you will complete an
options course framed from a developer’s standpoint to help you visualise how your technology
solutions will be used in real time. As the trading industry continually evolves, both in terms of new
products and transaction methods, the future will present us with unique opportunities and challenges.

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.

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