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Quantitative Trading Internship
Summer 2023
Posted on 6/1/2022
Wrigleyville, Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Write and optimize data analysis code and calculation intensive models
  • Provide Python mentoring to team members and Traders
  • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter ready to work in a fast paced, competitive, team environment
  • Passionate about problem-solving and finding creative solutions in an ever changing market
  • Pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in technical field - Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field
  • Python programming experience required
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter, ready to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Understanding of option theory
  • Demonstrated experience with research or data analysis projects, either a personal or school project
  • Passionate about problem-solving and finding creative solutions in an ever changing market
  • Graduation date of August 2024 or prior
  • Major GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required on the first day of employment including F-1 students using CPT, OPT or STEM
Desired Qualifications
  • Develop quantitative models, back-test, and implement trading strategies in Python (C++ is a plus)
  • A strong interest in finance and learning to develop trading strategies 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 Core Values
  • Rapid innovation through new technologies
  • Collaborative flow of knowledge
  • A thirst for individual growth and opportunity