C++ Developer- ( Mid/Senior level)

Shanghai, China

We opened our first international office, Akuna Software Technologies, in Shanghai in September of 2014. The Shanghai office works collaboratively with the Chicago office to deliver high-performance trading system.


Akuna is currently looking for a motivated developer to join our engineering team and help us gain direct access to more of the world’s trading exchanges. Successful delivery of market gateways enables Akuna to expand its trading scope, giving us access to more liquidity and the possibility of expanding new products. Your role will focus on analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery of key trading system technology using the latest technologies. A pragmatic approach to technology solutions, using the latest open source software will be required. The successful candidate will be given a unique level of exposure to an industry-leading team of options traders who participate fully in the design and on-going enhancements to our proprietary trading platform.

What you’ll do as a C++ Developer at Akuna:

  • Plan, design and implement high-quality Linux services
  • Engage with traders and developers and articulate ideas clearly
  • Build software using Agile methodologies
  • Participate in design sessions and code reviews
  • Work on cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and solve complex problems
  • Design and implementation of database schemas/data storage

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • 2+ years of professional work experience developing performant, scalable applications in C++
  • A curiosity and demonstrated interest in C++14 and beyond
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Understanding of distributed systems, data structures, and algorithms
  • Practical use of multi-threaded / multi-core programming paradigms
  • Object-oriented design and programming experience
  • Familiar with Object databases or similar
  • Experience with Linux and Python required
  • Interest in Fintech( finance technology) 


Location: Shanghai, China

Department: Development