Akuna Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives market making and sophisticated modeling with a commitment to cutting edge technology. We welcome ambitious individuals from engineering, science, mathematics, finance, and economics backgrounds who are excited about making a personal impact on our firm. As we are growing, you will play a fundamental role in shaping our company and the markets we make while sharing in our successes.

C++ Developer- Automation Engineering at Akuna Capital

We have an opportunity for a motivated developer to join our Infrastructure team and contribute to the build-out of our proprietary options market-making trading platform. Your role will focus on creating and maintaining the C++ services that form the backbone of our trading system. The successful candidate will be given a unique level of exposure to an industry-leading team of options traders who participate fully in design and on-going enhancements.

What you’ll do as a C++ Developer at Akuna:

  • Implement high quality services
  • Engage traders and developers and articulate ideas clearly
  • Participate in design sessions and code reviews
  • Work on cross-functional teams
  • Be mentored by Senior Developers to learn the trading system and domain
  • Solve complex problems and troubleshoot issues

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • 2-5 years of experience developing performant, scalable applications in C++ (and at least 2 years with C++11)
  • A curiosity and demonstrated interest in C++14 and beyond
  • Experience with concurrent programming (e.g. multi-threaded, reactor, etc.)
  • Experience with multi-core programming paradigms
  • Understanding of distributed systems, data structures and algorithms
  • Understands concepts of networking (i.e. TCP, UDP, multicast)
  • Capable of writing unit tests and functional tests
  • Ability to break down large problems methodically
  • Experience with Linux and Python
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent

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Why work with us
Akuna’s unmatched growth profile and non-client structure provides a unique place for innovation and opportunity in the FinTech industry. We develop all of our own software, hardware, trading algorithms, and models to drive our platform. We successfully combine the skills of our talented trading and quant team with industry-leading technology produced in-house by our development team. We have no clients or external investors and trade using our own capital. We trade significant market-share in listed derivatives across all major asset classes in the U.S. and directly compete with the largest market-making, arbitrage and high frequency trading firms in the world. Founded in 2011, Akuna Capital opened its doors 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 Boston and Shanghai. In 2016, we built a brand new office for our Chicago Headquarters. Our modern, collaborative workplace has sweeping views of the lakefront and city skyline, break-out areas, writeable walls and enough room to continue to grow.
Akuna’s employees enjoy a generous work-life balance and an extensive array of company-sponsored events, internal clubs and continuing education. Benefits include our annual sponsored weekend trip, Friday happy hours, and outdoor summer events in and around downtown Chicago. At Akuna, we offer boundless opportunities and foster a collaborative workplace with the entrepreneurial spirit that has fueled our rapid growth to date.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive remuneration packages
Frequent happy hours, events & company trips
Generous paid leave policies
Discounted gym memberships and fitness based outings
Firm-wide industry classes, conferences and tuition reimbursements
Philanthropic opportunities

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