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Junior Developer
Data Infrastructure Engineering
Posted on 6/6/2022
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
Apache Kafka
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in technical field - Computer Science/Engineering, Math, Physics or equivalent completed upon employment
  • Graduating by August 2023 or prior
  • Demonstrated experience developing software on Linux using Java and/or Scala
  • Ability to communicate complex technical topics in a clear and concise ways
  • Passionate, pragmatic problem solver able to independently pursue solutions to complex problems
  • Understanding of the core concepts of distributing computing, database design, and data storage
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required on the first day of employment including F-1 students using OPT or STEM
  • Work closely with Developers, Quants, Traders and Support personnel to create and maintain datasets that play a key role in our business
  • Design and build Scala/Python applications that provide performant access to our data
  • Monitor and validate our data pipelines by building monitoring and analysis tools
  • Gain exposure to the financial markets and trading through the development and use of our datasets
  • Evaluate and select open source or proprietary tools required to meet our data requirements
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, Flink/Spark/Kafka-Streams, or cloud technologies 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