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Performance Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operating Systems
  • BS/MS/PhD in technical field - Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering
  • Strong C++ or Python programming background with demonstrated experience developing performant, scalable applications
  • Experience analyzing and tuning operating systems, compilers, networking, IO subsystems, or accelerators
  • Exposure to statistical and experimental methods and tools for testing performance
  • Highly collaborative in nature - excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams including Trading, Development, IT, and Quant
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of our trading engine by increasing its performance with projects such as benchmarking systems, evaluating new devices, latency, and throughput analysis
  • Develop tools and applications for benchmarking new devices and software
  • Assist with performance troubleshooting and identify key opportunities for improvement
  • Use a data driven approach to collaborate with relevant Trading, Quant, and Technology teams to expand and improve our systems, footprint, and latency across different strategies and exchanges
  • Review and analyze how we leverage our proprietary systems, identifying potential bottlenecks and considering how we can improve our technology stack to better our trading success
Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Trading firm specializing in derivatives market-making
Company Overview
Akuna Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives market making and sophisticated modeling with a commitment to cutting-edge technology.
  • Generous Paid Leave Policies - Vacation leave starting at 20 days per year that increases based on tenure, flexible sick leave, primary carer’s leave starting at 12 weeks, and volunteer time off.
  • Medical & Retirement Packages - 100% coverage of monthly premiums for employees enrolled in Akuna’s BlueCross BlueShield offerings and dental and vision plans, as well as a 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Wellness & Inclusion - Our employees have access to complimentary fitness and mindfulness events both in-person and virtually, as well as an in-building gym in our Chicago office. Additionally, our employee-led Culture Committee works together to continue building a healthy, positive, and inclusive work environment.
  • Continuing Education - We are proud to offer firm-wide classes through our Akuna U program, access to webinars, digital books, and case studies via Safari, opportunities to attend conferences, and tuition reimbursements to make sure you keep learning!
  • Social Events - We host happy hours, team outings and poker nights, sponsor a variety of employee-led clubs and sports teams, and offer volunteer opportunities to all employees.
  • Kitchen & Games Room - Catch up over a coffee made to order by our in-house barista and grab a bite to eat in our stocked kitchen, or challenge a fellow coworker to a friendly ping pong match in our games room!
  • Referral Bonuses - We want to reward you for helping us grow our awesome, hard-working team.
Company Core Values
  • Rapid innovation through new technologies
  • Collaborative flow of knowledge
  • A thirst for individual growth and opportunity