Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we provide competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.
Our Founding Partners, including Akuna’s CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Boston.
What you’ll do as a Junior Developer on the Python Team at Akuna:
Akuna Capital is seeking Junior Developers to join our innovative and growing technology team at Akuna. In this role you will work alongside our trading and software team to design and implement elegant solutions to complex and interesting problems.
Junior Developers at Akuna have the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology while working on high performance/low latency systems. We offer a team-based approach to trading and software engineering, believing that productive integration of the two groups is vital for success in this industry. Akuna loves Junior Developers who are self-starters and have the ability to problem solve and think outside of the box. We value innovation and hard work, and want you to make an impact in the firm. Whether you are interested in trading infrastructure, algorithms, exchange gateways, performance engineering, hardware, data capture and analysis, or front-end user interfaces, there’s work to be done. If you are excited to jump in and make a difference, Akuna could be the place for you.
Qualities that make great candidates:
BS/MS/ PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related field completed upon employment
Strong programming skills in Object Oriented Python Development
Demonstrated experience with distributed systems
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
An interest in user interface technologies and UX
Ability to communicate, obtain requirements, find solutions and implement them in a clean and concise way
Create an easily understood and testable codebase that can change as quickly as market conditions require
Passion for innovation and building systems from the ground up
Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment
Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently
Major GPA of 3.0 or above
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required on the first day of employment including F-1 students using OPT or STEM
Please note: if you have applied to multiple roles, you may be asked to complete multiple coding challenges and interviews.