Senior Web Developer

Chicago, IL

We are looking for Mid-Level and Senior Web Developers who have strong web and application design skills to help our existing web development team bring our applications to the next level. This full-time developer will build real-time data visualization and parameter configuration tools to directly aid traders in assessing risk and strategy. At Akuna Capital, your participation means creating the tools which developers, traders and support personnel will be using every day to compete on the market.

Our web application backends are based on Tornado, the asynchronous web framework for Python. We take full advantage of Tornado's coroutine feature to create elegant asynchronous servers that scale efficiently. We utilize websockets to create live-updating displays to ensure traders have access to the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible. We power our front-ends with React to focus our development on making the best possible representations of our data. In addition to supporting traders, we also create monitoring applications for server support and development teams to help them better understand current resource utilization and notify them when services need attention.

The ideal candidate is very comfortable with Python and JavaScript, loves the web, keeps up-to-date with new technology and is excited at the prospect of working with our team to take our web applications to the next level. We are also open to candidates with either front-end (JavaScript) or back-end (Python) experience. 

Key Skills & Responsibilities:

  • 3+ years of professional Python experience
  • 3+ years of professional Front-end JavaScript Experience (with HTML/CSS3)
  • Designing & writing REST or server push APIs
  • Experience with front-end User Experience (UX) and Design
  • Comfortable with Linux and source control (git)
  • Strong communication skills and works well in teams
  • Provide support during releases and production incidents

Qualities that Make Great Candidates:

  • Experience with React JS
  • Previous experience with asynchronous frameworks (especially coroutines)
  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Familiarity with the trading industry a plus
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Development