Junior Quantitative Risk Analyst

Posted on 4/30/2024

Akuna Capital

Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Options market making and trading firm

Data & Analytics
Quantitative Finance


Chicago, IL, USA

Required Skills
  • 1-3 years of professional finance experience, or trading-related development experience
  • Python (or a similar language) experience, SQL experience is preferred but not required
  • Options theory and financial product knowledge
  • Numerical problem-solving and programming skills
  • Independent thinker, motivated with great attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent qualification, in a quantitative field
  • Work as a part of a small Risk team and alongside Developers and Analysts to build efficient and smart protections around Akuna’s trading
  • Collaborate with Developers to improve our risk infrastructure
  • Implement risk measures and automated reporting within that infrastructure
  • Develop new ways to quantify risk and performance measures, working with market and historical data
  • Assist in the setting, testing and monitoring of internal, exchange and third-party trading system and positional limits

Akuna Capital is an excellent choice for professionals passionate about the financial markets and technology. This trading firm excels in employing advanced low-latency technologies, strategic trading methodologies, and sophisticated mathematical models to maintain competitiveness in options market making. The focus on continuous innovation and the development of proprietary trading solutions creates a dynamic and forward-thinking work environment.

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.