We bring together R&D in software, hardware and telecom to create solutions you won’t find anywhere else.
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We’ve been at it for over a decade, and we still work as we did when we started. We move quickly, think differently and stay ahead of trends and tech innovations. Hey, we like to do things our own way - and since we work for ourselves instead of investors, we get to do exactly that.
We love a really challenging, really interesting problem, and we’ll dig in to figure it out. And because there’s nothing better than solving a problem together, our approach is collaborative and connected. We’re passionate about doing more and being better than the day before.
Montreal will always be home, but we’re also citizens of the world. Vigilant is part of DRW, a global principal trading firm based in Chicago, and our work—in the industry and in the community—has broad reach. We are engineers, developers, strategists, and more, from a range of industries, with unique perspectives. We even speak 20 languages. Not including the programming ones.
After I completed a bachelor’s degree in international development and economics, I focused on finding a way to reconcile my interest in history and geopolitics with a natural urge to move towards banking or finance. A research analyst position seemed like the best of both worlds, and I’m fortunate to be in a role at Vigilant – a Montreal based subsidiary of the proprietary trading firm, DRW - that focuses on major news-making events around the globe.
Vigilant is shaped by the Montreal culture and community, and we invest in the communities where our employees live and work around the globe – giving back has been a core part of our business since day one.
Actions speak louder than words - check out some of our projects
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has brought so much to the city and the field of brain research, leading a global movement to transform science and healthcare delivery. Through monetary and in-kind donations, we’ve been supporting their remarkable work since 2007.
Vigilant has sponsored and mentored a local high school team in the First Robotics competition for almost a decade – it’s an event like no other! We’re proud of our employees who give more than 650 volunteer hours to the program each year, but above all, we’re proud of the students.
Raising funds for an important cause and promoting healthy employees – a perfect combination. Vigilant has been cycling with our “Vigi4Cure” team since 2011. Friends and family are encouraged to join the ride, bringing a true sense of community to this two-day event.