C++ Developer

Sydney

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

We are looking for motivated, self-starters to join the growing engineering team in our Sydney office and contribute to the build-out of our proprietary options market making trading platform. You will focus on analysis, design, implementation, and testing & delivery of Akuna’s trading system using the latest technologies. A pragmatic approach to technology solutions using the latest open source software will be required. Successful candidates will work closely with an industry-leading team of options traders who participate fully in the design and on-going enhancements to our proprietary trading platform. In this role, you will:

  • Design and build mission critical and complex trading systems
  • Plan, design and implement high quality Linux services using modern C++ technologies
  • Build software using Agile methodologies
  • Participate in design sessions and code reviews
  • Work on cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and solve complex problems

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience developing performant, scalable applications in modern C++ (and at least 2 years with C++11, 14, or 17, template metaprogramming a plus)
    • If you have less than 3 years please apply for our Graduate/Junior level role
  • Experience with Linux and Python required
  • Understanding of distributed systems, data structures and algorithms
  • Practical use of multi-threaded / multi-core programming paradigms
  • Object-oriented design and programming experience
  • A curiosity and demonstrated interest in C++14 and beyond
  • Ability to take on projects and drive them through to completion
  • Familiarity with trading and trading systems is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent

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. At Akuna we have a flat structure, where the best idea wins.

Our Founding Partners, including our CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened our first office in 2011 in Chicago, the heart of the derivatives & options industry.  Akuna then expanded to Sydney in 2018 to be the center of our Asian trading operations, and in 2021 moved to our new Barangaroo waterfront office. We are currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and are excited for expansions into all the major Asian exchanges. We also have offices in Shanghai and Boston.

At Akuna, we believe that the people are the center of everything we do. Our Sydney office has a start-up feel with less than 200 people, which means you really get to know the team! We run social poker competitions, office happy hours, have a fully stacked breakfast and snack room, host social events, go on company trips, have social clubs, and offer great training with our Akuna University. We are expanding rapidly and looking for the best talent to join us on this journey. If you enjoy being part of smart, driven teams with real challenges to solve- this could be the place for you!

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