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Vendor Platforms Engineer (Market Data)

Vendor Platforms Engineer (Market Data)
Chicago, US
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Job Description

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.

DRW seeks a high-performing, driven, and dedicated individual to join the team, focusing on managing and provisioning external financial data. The team's responsibilities cover the entire data workflow, including design, delivery, and operational support for various data services and delivery mechanisms, going from real-time streaming to deep historical tick data services and integration.

The position requires strong content insight and knowledge of key providers of data services. The team is responsible for proactive interaction with end- users, so strong communication and problem-management capabilities are critical.

What you will do in this role

  • Provide subject matter expertise across all areas of external real-time data delivery.
  • Work closely with traders, researchers and engineers to integrate market data platform into research lifecycle.
  • Interact with researchers to identify required data feeds and onboard them.
  • Interact with platform and data vendors.
  • Enhance market data platform for internal data publishing.
  • Propose solutions for various integration use cases for internal systems.

What you will need in this role

  • Experience in market data systems (OneTick, Activ Financial, Bloomberg, direct feeds, etc)
  • Experience in working with datasets of any shape or form (real-time, time-series, reference data, fundamental data, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of all financial data (market, reference, alternative, index services. etc.).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to convert business requirements into specifications and deliver upon.
  • Ability to work independently and/or within a team as needed. Actively participate in team activities and team planning to improve team skills and quality of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain lasting working relationships with other delivery teams and broader technology organizations, ensuring that the function operates within the professional remit and focuses on delivery.
  • Ability to provide data analysis to ensure data quality by utilizing various tools and technologies.
  • Commercial acumen of contractual aspects associated with the external data.
  • Experience with databases and query construction.
  • Familiarity with Cloud delivery.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of APIs (C++, Java, C#, Python, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks and projects, and efficiently handle the demands of a trading environment.

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