Software Engineer

C++, Trading Strategies

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Akuna Capital

Akuna Capital

201-500 employees

Provides liquidity as options market maker

Quantitative Finance
Data & Analytics

Chicago, IL, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • 3+ years of experience developing performant, scalable applications in modern C++14 and beyond
  • Experience developing trading strategies and/or a demonstrated passion for financial markets
  • Experience using data to drive decision-making
  • Significant experience with distributed systems, data structures, and algorithms
  • Solid understanding of multi-threaded/multi-core programming paradigms
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent
  • Lead in the design, implementation, and deployment of trading strategies using modern C++ technologies
  • Bring deep technical knowledge in areas such as parallel programming, trading systems, networking, and performance analysis
  • Be extremely hands-on, producing both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs
  • Have leadership opportunities across both project and team management
  • Build software using Agile methodologies and modern software best practices
  • Work directly with Traders and Researchers to create and enhance high performance, low latency trading strategies

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.