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Graduate Software Developer 2022/23

What you’ll do as a Graduate Software Developer at Akuna:

Our Developers are innovative, self-starters, and strong communicators. They are driven, adaptable, and creative problem solvers that make a real impact at Akuna. Our Developers work closely in a team-based approach with our trading and quant teams to design and implement elegant solutions to complex and interesting problems. We believe that teamwork is vital for success in this industry. 

Our Software Development team use cutting-edge technology while working on high performance/low latency systems. If you are excited to jump in and make a difference, Akuna could be the place for you!  Our development teams use a combination of Python and C++, and we will expect you to become familiar with one or both languages while working at Akuna. However, please feel free to apply even if you don’t have previous experience with these languages. We’re looking for solid computer science fundamentals and algorithmic problem-solving ability, so you should interview in a language that you’re familiar with.

As a Software Developer you could work across multiple teams and projects, some of the main areas are highlighted below:

Trading Systems Team

Our Trading Systems team collaborate with our trading and other development teams on applications that have critical, low-latency processes and where C++ is used for the computational heavy lifting. This team focuses on analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery of Akuna’s proprietary trading platform and works closely with our industry-leading team of options traders.

Quant & Valuations Team

Our Quant & Valuations team work closely with our quant research and trading teams on low latency quantitative models, back testing infrastructure, and trading systems. This team uses a mix of C++ and Python in a variety of projects including trading system development, performance engineering, data analysis, dataset development and machine learning.

Post Trade Tech Team

The Post-Trade Technology team is responsible for developing Python software for reconciling the firm's trading with our various counterparties, reporting desk and company-level positions and P&L, running complex risk scenario analyses, generating and monitoring firm-wide risk limits, and supervising our trading systems to verify compliance with all local regulations. 

Data Team

The Data Engineering teams provides easy access to clean data. In practice this means the team extract raw information from our trading engines, clean this up, and make it available via real-time streams, and via big data platforms for historical analysis and model training. 

Crypto Tech Team

Our Crypto Tech Team develops applications and tools to facilitate trading across a wide variety of crypto exchanges and contract types and collaborates closely with our crypto traders to optimize systems and coordinate focus. Crypto is a rapidly changing field which demands an expert development team that can respond to evolving requirements, create flexible applications, and identify new opportunities.

Start dates: August 2022 & January 2023

Training: You will begin your career with our Development Training Program. This program will teach you everything you need to know about the trading industry, financial theories, and option market making. You will have lectures, workshops and intensive sessions to develop your coding skills, learn about our systems and build your technical skills. You will also be paired with a mentor to work together on your first project, and we offer extensive training to learn about market making, our systems, and financial theories.

Requirements for this role:

  • Australian or NZ citizen or Australian Permanent residences
    • VISA: If you are a visa holder, you need full working rights that lead to PR, such as the Graduate Work Visa 485. Akuna does not offer sponsorship for this position
  • University Degree having graduated within the last 3 years or finishing your studies before January 2023
  • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Passion for innovation and building systems from the ground up
  • Analytical problem-solving and adaptability
  • Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to obtain requirements and find solutions

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhDs in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or related degrees
  • Distinction Average & proven strong academics
  • Awards, prizes, medals, competitions, & scholarships
  • Achievements outside of studies through your hobbies & interests
Closed a month ago
Closed a month ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Data Science and

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:8th Jun 2022, 1:59 pm


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