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.

Senior Web Developer at Akuna Capital

We are looking for Mid-Level and Senior Web Developers who have strong web and application design skills to help our team bring our applications to the next level. At Akuna Capital, your participation means creating the tools which developers, traders and support personnel will be using every day to compete on the market.

Our web application backends are based on Tornado, the asynchronous web framework for Python. We take full advantage of Tornado's coroutines to create elegant asynchronous servers that scale efficiently. We utilize websockets to create live-updating displays to ensure traders have access to the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible. We power our front-ends with React to focus our development on making the best possible representations of our data.

The ideal candidate is very comfortable with Python and JavaScript, loves the web, keeps up-to-date with new technology and is excited at the prospect of working with traders, support, and other developers to learn about trading and help us further improve our web applications. We are also open to candidates with either front-end (JavaScript) or back-end (Python) experience. 

What you'll do as a Senior Web Developer at Akuna:

  • Build real-time risk data visualization and parameter configuration tools to directly aid traders in managing risk and assessing strategy
  • Create monitoring applications for server support and development teams to help them better understand current resource utilization and notify them when services need attention
  • Designing & writing REST or server push APIs
  • Provide support during releases and production incidents

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of professional Python experience
  • 3+ years of professional Front-end JavaScript Experience (with HTML/CSS3)
  • Experience with front-end User Experience (UX) and Design
  • Comfortable with Linux and source control (git)
  • Strong communication skills and works well in teams
  • Experience with React JS
  • Previous experience with asynchronous frameworks (especially coroutines)
  • Familiarity with the trading industry a plus
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies

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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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