Junior Wholesale and Pit Trader (Entry Level)

Chicago, IL

We are seeking a Junior Wholesale and Pit Trader to join our electronic/wholesale and floor index trading team on the CBOE and CME.  Candidates should be comfortable working in a dynamic and challenging trading environment, and possess excellent communication, analytical, computer, problem solving, and time management skills.  Thriving in a team-oriented environment is paramount for this role. 

As a Junior Wholesale and Pit Trader at Akuna, you will receive training in an electronic/wholesale and floor trading capacity. You would also receive exposure across the entirety of the index space and be given the chance to speak with and make markets for brokers all over the world representing the biggest hedge funds and banks. The ideal candidate would be responsible for trading multiple index option portfolios, adding value by expanding our floor presence, filling in for senior traders on a daily basis as well as coordinating trade execution and reconciliation. If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career at an exciting firm, Akuna could be the right place for you!


Desired Technical Knowledge and Educational Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Finance, Economics, Business, Mathematics, or equivalent
  • A passion for problem-solving and finding creative solutions in a fast-paced market
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • Strong math aptitude and quantitative analysis skills
  • Detail-oriented and a team player
  • No previous floor trading experience required
  • Major GPA of 3.0 or above 

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives market making. We have no clients, trade using only the firm’s own money, and provide liquidity in the derivatives markets. We’re active in a wide range of products across the US and we are also actively developing our international operations. Our trading combines the skills of our talented trading team with industry-leading software produced in-house by our development team. In a highly competitive and dynamic industry, we’re constantly encountering new and exciting challenges.

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Trading