Quantitative Developer- Automation Team

Chicago, IL

We are looking for a Quantitative Developer to work with a strong team of Quant Developers and Quant Traders on part of our automated options market making desk. We love problem solvers who thrive to research and come up with innovative, practical solutions to real world trading problems. The successful candidate will bring python expertise to our team and assist in model/strategy development, data analysis, and visualization.  Long term plans for our team include strategy development and trading, so a candidate with interests in the financial markets and a quantitative background is preferred. 

What you'll do as a Quantitative Developer at Akuna:

  • Design and improve existing python tools that interact with C++ applications, databases, and wire protocols
  • Write and optimize data analysis code and calculation intensive models
  • Work closely with traders/ quants on developing web-based visualization tools for trading strategies
  • A strong interest in finance and learning to develop trading strategies is a plus
  • Provide python mentoring to team members and traders

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Masters/Ph.D. in technical field – Math, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of professional working experience in developing applications in Python or C++
  • Comfortable performing independent research and communicating results in a timely fashion
  • Experience working on Linux and Windows
  • Familiarity with installing and managing python modules
  • Strong background with Numpy, Pandas, Multiprocessing, Bokeh, Numba and Anaconda
  • Experience with deploying and upgrading python applications
  • Financial or trading industry experience a plus

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Quantitative