Python Developer - Risk

Chicago Remote

About Akuna: 

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions, and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully, we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies, and mathematical models. 

Our Founding Partners first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, London, Boston, and Austin. 

What you’ll do as a Python Developer - Risk at Akuna: 

Akuna Capital is looking for an experienced hands-on developer to join our growing Development Team and enhance our global risk platform. The Risk Development Team designs and operates the global systems and processes that manage the market, credit, and counterparty risk for our rapidly growing business. We trade across multiple asset classes and geographies; due to the scale and complexity of our environment, we rely heavily on automation. The ideal candidate will work closely with our Traders and Risk Analysts to design and build tools and automated data flows that provide transparency to the business and ensure the smooth running of our global trading operations. In this role, you will:  

  • Build next generation highly scalable, real-time risk valuation software  
  • Create/maintain reports to manage global trading risk  
  • Build out infrastructure for real-time risk valuation  
  • Create data schema that accurately models market risk domain  
  • Work with analysts to develop new ways of modeling risk  
  • Work with the C++ Pricing Team to develop risk vol models and dynamics  
  • Create infrastructure for monitoring new trading engines as we grow 

Qualities that make great candidates: 

  • 5+ years working with Python in a professional production environment. C++ experience is a plus.  
  • Experience working with relational databases (especially Postgres)   
  • Experience with asynchronous programming in Python  
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a plus  
  • Experience with web development using React is a plus  
  • Highly collaborative in nature, with excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Familiarity with the trading domain and finance (option Greeks)  
  • Proven ability to communicate with less technical users to understand requirements and to design and implement appropriate solutions  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent 

Remote opportunities are available and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please note your preference in the application.

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