Junior Quantitative Developer - Automation

Chicago, IL

We are looking for a Junior Quantitative Developer to work with a strong team of Quant Developers and Quant Traders on part of our automated options market making desk. The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm for problem solving, financial mathematics, and will assist our team in maintaining existing quantitative infrastructure and the development of new data analysis, visualization and modeling tools. 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 Junior Quantitative Developer at Akuna:

  • Maintain existing python tools that interact with C++ applications, databases, and wire protocols
  • Design and write new applications to prototype
  • Work closely with traders/ quants on developing visualization tools for trading strategies
  • Write data analysis code to verify and test new and existing models
  • A strong interest in finance and learning to develop trading strategies is a plus
  • Provide python mentoring to team members and traders
  • Improve existing calculation models

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Ph.D. in technical field – Math, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Open to Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in the above technical fields with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Strong quantitative background preferably using Numpy, Pandas, Multiprocessing, Bokeh, Numba and Anaconda
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to independently come up with practical solutions
  • 1+ years of experience in developing applications in Python or C++
  • Experience working on Linux and Windows

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Quantitative