Trading Application Support Engineer – 2nd Shift

  • Company:
    Akuna Capital
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    IT

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is a young and booming 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, 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, and Boston.

Akuna Sydney opened in early 2018 and is at the center of Akuna’s Asian trading operations. Akuna’s focus in Asia is currently trading HK, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading on all major Asian exchanges. Employees will work together towards achieving Akuna’s goals across all areas of the business, including trading and desk buildout, cutting-edge research and data analysis, strategy creation, and building ultra-low-latency trading systems that are tailored to local market conditions.

What you’ll do as a Trade Support Engineer – 2nd Shift at Akuna:

We are seeking a Trade Support Engineer to join our dynamic team at Akuna Sydney. This person will be responsible for installing and managing production trading applications at both the desktop and server level. This is a role that will focus on supporting, managing, optimizing and troubleshooting the production trading environment. The Trade Support Engineer – 2nd Shift will work Monday to Friday, 3pm-11pm, however hours may vary depending on the time of year. In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with Development, Trading and Infrastructure teams to troubleshoot issues, make continuous improvements, and configure the trading system
  • Work on automating daily and repetitive tasks
  • Create, update and improve continuous monitoring processes of the production trading environment
  • Learn and adjust to ongoing changes within our proprietary trading system
  • Support the release process to ensure that Akuna and its systems are upgraded properly
  • Learn and support in-house and third-party software applications
  • Provide in-office technical support to traders using our proprietary trading system
  • Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field
  • At least 1 year of trading application support experience at a trading firm
  • Familiar with Linux automation tools and not afraid of the command line
  • Experience with Python, Bash, Databases structures and scripting techniques
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly
  • Understanding of the importance of risk & compliance procedures and controls
  • Team player with the ability to build relationships with multiple teams and offices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • On-call availability to work outside of core business hours or on weekends