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Junior Developer - Data Capture
Posted on 2/1/2022
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in technical field - Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or equivalent technical field
  • 1-3 years of professional experience developing data heavy tooling and applications
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (Java, C++, Scala, Python, Go, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience using software engineering best practices like Continuous Integration and Deployment to deliver software projects
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required on the first day of employment including F-1 students using OPT or STEM
  • Work within a growing global team supporting the strategic role of data at Akuna
  • Build and deploy new market data capture, storage and processing capabilities for Akuna
  • Support the ongoing growth, design and expansion of our hybrid cloud data platform by building key technology supporting datasets in use throughout the firm
  • Assist in identifying how market data is accessed and used, contributing toward efforts to scale out data tooling across the firm
  • Produce clean, well-tested and documented code with a clear design to support mission critical applications
  • Challenge the status quo and help push our organization forward, as we grow beyond the limits of our current tech stack
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with network capture, TCP/UDP PCAP processing is a plus
  • Prior hands-on experience with data platforms and technologies such as Kafka, Delta Lake, Spark, Elastic Search is a plus
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 Values
  • Rapid innovation through new technologies
  • Collaborative flow of knowledge
  • A thirst for individual growth and opportunity