Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market maker – meaning we are committed to providing 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.
Akuna Sydney opened in early 2018 and is at the center of Akuna's Asian trading operations. Akuna's focus in Asia is currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading on all major Asian exchanges. Employees will work together towards achieving Akuna's goals across all areas of the business, including trading and desk buildout, cutting-edge research and data analysis, strategy creation, and building ultra-low-latency trading systems that are tailored to local market conditions.
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 in our Sydney office. 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.
Full-time compensation packages starting at $100K AUD.
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
Ability to communicate with the trading team, 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
Must currently be authorized to work in Australia. Akuna does not offer sponsorship for this position
Please note: if you have applied to multiple roles, you may be asked to complete multiple coding challenges and interviews.