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Development Internship - Web, Summer 2020
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

About Akuna:

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 Web Team 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 tools you build will aid traders in managing volatility, assessing risk, and fine-tuning the parameters of our system.

The Web Development team uses JavaScript (React.js, Redux and more) and Python (with Tornado) to create robust, real-time applications that provide traders with accurate information to help them make key decisions.

As a Development Intern on the Web Team, you'll work with a knowledgeable and motivated engineering team to write Python-powered back-ends and dynamic JavaScript front-ends. You'll help improve our existing visualization tools and help develop new and innovative ways of displaying key information to traders.

Qualities that make great candidates:

* Pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related field
* Experience with a modern web programming language: JavaScript, Python, C#
* Experience with HTML & CSS
* Familiarity with REST interfaces, WebSockets / Server push, Linux, git, scrum etc. a plus
* Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
* 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
* Major GPA of 3.0 or above
* Must be graduating by Spring 2021 or prior
* 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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