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Software Development Internship, Summer 2022/23

What you'll do as a Software Development Intern 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 Development Intern at Akuna, you will have the opportunity to work on an exciting project in one of our many teams. Please know that you will not be able to choose your team rather we will find the most suitable fit for you. Some of these teams include:

  • Trading Systems
  • Quant & Valuations
  • Post Trade Tech
  • Data Engineering
  • Crypto Tech

Internship dates: 10 weeks from November 2022 - February 2023 in our Sydney Office. Don't live in Sydney? We have you covered. Akuna will provide travel and housing for anyone not living in Sydney.

Training: This internship will include a mixture of Akunacademy training sessions, project work, and mentoring opportunities- you will also be introduced to the 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
  • University Degree graduating between August 2023 and January 2024
  • 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
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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Data Science and

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:


  • Program Duration

    10 Weeks

  • Closing Date:15th Jul 2022, 1:59 pm


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