Platform Engineer
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Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Automated options market-maker using proprietary technology
Company Overview
Akuna Capital stands out as a leading options market-maker, leveraging its proprietary low-latency technologies, trading strategies, and mathematical models to provide liquidity with competitive quotes. The firm's commitment to continuous growth is evident in its expansion into new markets and products, offering employees the unique opportunity to shape its future. With a strong culture of employee ownership and no external investors, Akuna Capital ensures a collaborative environment where decisions are data-driven and the focus is on sustainable growth.
Quantitative Finance
Data & Analytics
Fintech

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2011

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-4%

1 year growth

-8%

2 year growth

-8%
Locations
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Kubernetes
Git
AWS
Jenkins
Terraform
Ansible
Development Operations (DevOps)
CategoriesNew
DevOps & Infrastructure
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a platform engineering or DevOps role
  • Deep understanding of cloud services (preferably AWS), container orchestration (Kubernetes), infrastructure as code (Terraform), and automation tools (Ansible, Packer)
Responsibilities
  • Proactively researching and advocating for new technologies and practices that can improve our platform's capabilities
  • Collaborating closely with development teams to containerize and optimize applications within our Kubernetes environments
  • Developing and managing CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins/Gitlab/etc.) to enable quick and reliable deployment of our services
  • Managing our cloud environments in AWS, utilizing best practices for security, cost-effectiveness, and performance
  • Implementing and maintaining monitoring solutions using Prometheus, Loki, and Grafana to ensure visibility into the health of our applications and infrastructure
  • Leading incident response and root cause analysis to minimize impact and prevent future occurrences
Desired Qualifications
  • Ownership and Accountability: Taking full ownership of the platform’s health and operations, with a proactive approach to maintaining and improving systems
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to troubleshoot complex issues systematically and leverage a deep understanding of the operational interdependencies of systems
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams