Trading Internship (Australian Students), July 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 Trading Intern at Akuna:

    Make the most of your winter break with Akuna’s 3 week Winter Trading Internship, which is a part of our Akunacademy Internship program at our US Headquarters in downtown Chicago. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual with a desire to immerse themselves in a trading firm. Akuna will be providing students with round-trip airfare from Australia to Chicago, 3 weeks of accommodations, and excursions in and around Chicago. The internship will be held July 2nd through July 20th, 2018.

    Our relaxed offices provide a positive atmosphere for learning and innovation. Were committed to providing valuable mentorship from our Senior Traders that will help you to learn quickly and find value from our internship program in addition to exploring Chicago on evenings and weekends during its famous summertime. By the end of our program youll be comfortable with both option theory and trade execution.

    Trading Interns are bright, math-savvy, competitive, ambitious, and have a strong desire to learn how to make markets in a rapidly growing trading firm. Well teach you how to leverage our proprietary technology while implementing a variety of trading strategies. If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career at an exciting firm, Akuna could be the right place for you!

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Pursuing a BS/MS/ PhD in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field
    • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills
    • Entrepreneurial self-starter ready to work in a fast paced, competitive, team environment
    • Desire to understand and learn about financial markets and economic theories
    • Programming experience preferred
    • Passionate about problem-solving and finding creative solutions in an ever changing market
    • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently while fostering external professional relationships
    • Detail oriented
    • Finalize all course credits in 2019
    • Successful interns have the opportunity to receive offers for full-time employment
    • Depending on your school, Credit C or H3 average and above
    • This position is only available to those who quality for E3 visa classification, which is for Australian nationals, and to US workers.
    • Must be available to be in the United States from July 2nd to July 20th, 2018
    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 Trading Intern at Akuna:

    Make the most of your winter break with Akuna’s 3 week Winter Trading Internship, which is a part of our Akunacademy Internship program at our US Headquarters in downtown Chicago. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual with a desire to immerse themselves in a trading firm. Akuna will be providing students with round-trip airfare from Australia to Chicago, 3 weeks of accommodations, and excursions in and around Chicago. The internship will be held July 2nd through July 20th, 2018.

    Our relaxed offices provide a positive atmosphere for learning and innovation. Were committed to providing valuable mentorship from our Senior Traders that will help you to learn quickly and find value from our internship program in addition to exploring Chicago on evenings and weekends during its famous summertime. By the end of our program youll be comfortable with both option theory and trade execution.

    Trading Interns are bright, math-savvy, competitive, ambitious, and have a strong desire to learn how to make markets in a rapidly growing trading firm. Well teach you how to leverage our proprietary technology while implementing a variety of trading strategies. If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career at an exciting firm, Akuna could be the right place for you!

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Pursuing a BS/MS/ PhD in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field
    • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills
    • Entrepreneurial self-starter ready to work in a fast paced, competitive, team environment
    • Desire to understand and learn about financial markets and economic theories
    • Programming experience preferred
    • Passionate about problem-solving and finding creative solutions in an ever changing market
    • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently while fostering external professional relationships
    • Detail oriented
    • Finalize all course credits in 2019
    • Successful interns have the opportunity to receive offers for full-time employment
    • Depending on your school, Credit C or H3 average and above
    • This position is only available to those who quality for E3 visa classification, which is for Australian nationals, and to US workers.
    • Must be available to be in the United States from July 2nd to July 20th, 2018
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