Software Engineer
C++, Trading Strategies
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Remote • Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Highly collaborative in nature, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent
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