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Akuna Capital

Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Provides liquidity as options market maker

Quantitative Finance
Data & Analytics


Chicago, IL, USA

Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Research
Quantitative Trading
Quantitative Finance
Required Skills
  • BS/MS/PHD degree
  • Substantial ability in programming languages (C++, Python, Rust, Haskell)
  • 3+ years of experience trading futures and/or equities at a proprietary trading firm
  • Experience working with large datasets, especially tick-based time series data
  • Strong statistical skills
  • 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 a leading options market-maker that excels in the financial trading sector by utilizing cutting-edge technology and data-driven decision-making processes. With its commitment to rapid innovation and operating with its own capital, the company ensures a dynamic and agile work environment. Employees benefit from being part of a growth-focused company, engaging directly in shaping the future of high-frequency trading and experiencing ownership through shareholder opportunities.

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.