Quantitative Development Intern- Quant Trading & Research, Summer 2018
Akuna Capital - Cambridge MA

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).

    Akuna Cambridge opened in the Fall of 2015. The team is comprised of a small group of Quant Developers and Researchers who are focused on building a world-class data and research platform. The team also collaborates with other quant and trading groups on projects that encompass data collection, statistical analysis, and strategy optimization.

    What youll do as a Quantitative Development Intern at Akuna:

    We are looking for Quantitative Developer Interns to join our summer internship Akunacademy and work with a small team of quants and traders in our Cambridge office. Our projects encompass data collection, analysis, back-testing, and live trading. A successful candidate will be a talented programmer with quantitative skills who enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex problems. In the past, Quantitative Development Interns have:

    • Back-tested in-house trading strategies
    • Developed tools for monitoring our trading system
    • Researched improvements to our models
    • Optimized code for performance
    • Contributed features to core production systems

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Currently pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in a technical field – Physics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
    • Comfortable working with the Python data analysis stack (numpy, pandas, bokeh, etc.) in a POSIX environment
    • An ability to work independently and communicate complex technical ideas
    • An interest in machine learning, option theory and statistical arbitrage

    ** Candidates must be located near Cambridge, MA.

    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).

    Akuna Cambridge opened in the Fall of 2015. The team is comprised of a small group of Quant Developers and Researchers who are focused on building a world-class data and research platform. The team also collaborates with other quant and trading groups on projects that encompass data collection, statistical analysis, and strategy optimization.

    What youll do as a Quantitative Development Intern at Akuna:

    We are looking for Quantitative Developer Interns to join our summer internship Akunacademy and work with a small team of quants and traders in our Cambridge office. Our projects encompass data collection, analysis, back-testing, and live trading. A successful candidate will be a talented programmer with quantitative skills who enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex problems. In the past, Quantitative Development Interns have:

    • Back-tested in-house trading strategies
    • Developed tools for monitoring our trading system
    • Researched improvements to our models
    • Optimized code for performance
    • Contributed features to core production systems

    Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Currently pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in a technical field – Physics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
    • Comfortable working with the Python data analysis stack (numpy, pandas, bokeh, etc.) in a POSIX environment
    • An ability to work independently and communicate complex technical ideas
    • An interest in machine learning, option theory and statistical arbitrage

    ** Candidates must be located near Cambridge, MA.

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