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Akuna Capital is an options market maker.

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About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialise 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, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, 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, Boston and London.

At Akuna, we believe that the people are the centre of everything we do. Our Sydney office has a start-up feel with less than 110 people, which means you really get to know the team! We run social poker competitions, happy hours, have a fully stacked breakfast and snack room, host social events, social club events, 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!

What you’ll do as an Options Trader at Akuna:

We are seeking experienced Options Traders to join our dynamic team at Akuna Capital.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual with a desire to make an immediate impact.  Akuna gives all new Traders the opportunity to learn from the most successful members of our trading team and apply their previously gained knowledge and experience quickly. 

As an experienced Trader at Akuna, you will leverage your previous market making experience with our proprietary technology to quickly add value to our growing market making business.

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • 2+ years of market making experience (responsibility for PnL and risk)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science or a related/equivalent field
  • Strong math aptitude, numerical and quantitative analysis skills
  • Programming and automation experience strongly preferred
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter ready to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Passionate about problem-solving and finding creative solutions in an ever changing market
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently while fostering external professional relationships
  • Detail oriented

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