Quantitative Development Intern - Quant Trading & Research, Summer 2018
Akuna Capital - Chicago IL

Internship Category: Paid

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  • About Akuna:

    Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker meaning we provide competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

    Our Founding Partners, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firms first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Cambridge (USA).

    What youll do as a Quantitative Development Intern on the Quant Trading & Research team at Akuna:

    Akunas Quantitative Trading and Research team is looking to add Quant Development Interns to a team of mathematicians, statisticians and technologists for our 10 week internship Akunacademy in our Chicago office. This team creates trading strategies scientifically by combining its quantitative expertise with sophisticated understanding of derivatives and financial markets.

    The successful candidate will have a strong programming background, familiarity with advanced mathematical techniques and the fluency of leveraging both skills to produce high-performance production code and trading solutions. In this role you will:

    • Design and develop production code of trading strategies: pricing models, execution logic and performance optimization along with researchers and traders
    • Design and develop front-end analytical and visualization tools
    • Advance existing codebase and propose new solutions and improvements

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in technical field Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related/equivalent field
    • Strong Python or C++ programming background
    • Experience in object-oriented, generic and multithreaded programming
    • Understanding in advanced Mathematics: Analysis, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Optimization
    • Disciplined and rigorous mind of development
    • Graduation date of August 2020 or prior
    About Akuna:

    Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker meaning we provide competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

    Our Founding Partners, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firms first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Cambridge (USA).

    What youll do as a Quantitative Development Intern on the Quant Trading & Research team at Akuna:

    Akunas Quantitative Trading and Research team is looking to add Quant Development Interns to a team of mathematicians, statisticians and technologists for our 10 week internship Akunacademy in our Chicago office. This team creates trading strategies scientifically by combining its quantitative expertise with sophisticated understanding of derivatives and financial markets.

    The successful candidate will have a strong programming background, familiarity with advanced mathematical techniques and the fluency of leveraging both skills to produce high-performance production code and trading solutions. In this role you will:

    • Design and develop production code of trading strategies: pricing models, execution logic and performance optimization along with researchers and traders
    • Design and develop front-end analytical and visualization tools
    • Advance existing codebase and propose new solutions and improvements

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in technical field Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related/equivalent field
    • Strong Python or C++ programming background
    • Experience in object-oriented, generic and multithreaded programming
    • Understanding in advanced Mathematics: Analysis, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Optimization
    • Disciplined and rigorous mind of development
    • Graduation date of August 2020 or prior
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