Quant-Market Microstructure / Low-Latency Strategies

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Akuna Capital

Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Provides liquidity as options market maker

Quantitative Finance
Data & Analytics


Chicago, IL, USA

Required Skills
  • BS/MS/PhD degree in a technical field – Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or similar
  • Substantial programming skills in Python (C++ or Java are a plus)
  • Experience working with large datasets, especially tick data
  • Experience working with and analyzing low latency trading strategies
  • Knowledge of networking and low latency networking techniques a plus
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling and time series analysis a plus
  • Gain deep knowledge of numerous worldwide exchanges, including their features, connectivity and messaging
  • Analyze and model market and competitor behavior and market impact
  • Help identify, design, backtest and optimize low latency strategies using big data
  • Build metrics to evaluate strategy execution and perform post trade analysis
  • Work with traders and developers to identify and incorporate new signals into our trading strategies
  • Identify and implement infrastructure improvements to minimize overall latency and maximize performance

Akuna Capital is an appealing place to work due to its specialized role in providing liquidity as an options market maker, using advanced low-latency technologies, trading strategies, and mathematical models. It consistently ensures competitive quotes in fast-moving markets, positioning itself as a leader in technological advancements and strategic financial operations. With a focus on continuous innovation in trade technology, this firm offers an environment conducive to growth and learning in finance and technology sectors.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Chicago, Illinois



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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.