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, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, 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 Development Intern on the C# team at Akuna:
We are seeking Development Interns to join our innovative and growing technology team at Akuna for our 10-week Akunacademy summer internship program. 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. The applications you build will aid traders in understanding market conditions, assessing risk and managing other components in our system.
The UI team uses C# to create multithreaded user interfaces which handle high volumes of data and provide traders with a real-time view of the markets. Performance is key and we're always looking for more efficient and innovative ways to view the markets.
As Development Intern, you'll be part of a knowledgeable, collaborative, and motivated engineering team. You'll learn to write high performance C# applications and help develop and fine tune our existing systems.
Qualities that make great candidates:
* Pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related field * Experience with a C-style object-oriented programming language: C#, Java, C++ * Strong analytic and problem-solving skills * Familiarity with network and concurrent programming is a plus * An interest in user interface technologies and UX * Excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with a team to develop innovative solutions * Knowledge of / willingness to learn about finance (derivatives, exchanges, market-making etc.) * Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently * Must be graduating by Spring 2021 or prior * 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 CPT, OPT or STEM
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