Junior Quantitative Trader/Junior Trader
Posted on 6/1/2022
Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Trading firm specializing in derivatives market-making
Quantitative Finance
Company Overview
Akuna Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives market making and sophisticated modeling with a commitment to cutting-edge technology.
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Finance & Banking
Quantitative Finance
  • BS/MS/ PhD degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field must be completed upon employment
  • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently while fostering external professional relationships
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter ready to work in a fast paced and competitive team environment
  • Desire to learn about financial markets and economic theories
  • Programming experience preferred
  • 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 OPT or STEM
  • We are seeking bright, math-savvy, competitive, and ambitious Junior Quant Traders/Junior Traders with a strong desire to learn how to make markets in a rapidly growing trading firm. Akuna gives new Traders the opportunity to learn from the most successful members of our Trading team and apply their knowledge quickly. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual with a desire to compete in the marketplace and make an immediate impact at a growing firm
  • As a Junior Quant Trader/Junior Trader, we'll teach you how to leverage our proprietary technology while implementing a variety of trading strategies and ideas, so you can get on the trading screens and make an impact on the bottom line of the firm. The ideal candidate displays strong mental math and excellent communications skills and is interested in being a part of a fast-paced and collaborative team environment
  • After training, candidates will start with one of the following teams within the 1) Trading department (Junior Trader title) or 2) Quant Trading & Research department (Junior Quant Trader title):