C++ Developer- Gateways

Chicago, IL

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:

  • Design, develop and support our Market Data and Execution platforms
  • 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:

  • 2-5 years of professional work experience developing performant, scalable applications in C++ (and least 2 years with C++11)
  • A curiosity and demonstrated interest in C++14 and beyond
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent
  • Experience developing low-latency execution platforms
  • Familiar with multiple US and global exchange protocols
  • 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
  • Understanding of Postgresql and HDF

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Development