Akuna Capital

Software Engineer II - Web, Full Stack

Chicago, IL
Docker Kubernetes JavaScript HTML Python CSS Angular React TypeScript

About Akuna: 

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 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 London. 

What you’ll do as a Software Engineer on the UI Team at Akuna: 

Akuna is seeking a Web Developer to join the UI team. In this role, you will work directly with traders, quants, and other software developers to design, build, test, and maintain real-time data visualization tools. In this role, you will: 

  • Provide application support for users and work with other support teams to identify, debug, and resolve technical issues. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and develop web applications using React, JavaScript, TypeScript, and Python. 
  • Continuously improve both application performance and stability to handle large volumes of data caused by market volatility. 
  • Perform code reviews and provide feedback to peers. 

Qualities that make great candidates: 

  • 1-3 years of experience in web software development 
  • Experience with a full stack combination of core web technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, HTML/CSS, React, Angular 
  • Experience with testing (unit, integration, functional, etc.) 
  • Experience with databases, caching, websockets 
  • Experience using CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes 
  • Strong self-learner, problem solving skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment 
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, or related field 

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