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Employer: Akuna Capital

Expires: 09/01/2021

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.Our Founding Partners, including Akuna’s CEO Andrew Killion, 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.What you’ll do as a Junior Quantitative Researcher at Akuna:Akuna’s Quantitative Trading and Research team is looking to add Junior Quant Researchers to a team of mathematicians, statisticians and technologists. This team creates trading strategies scientifically by combining its quantitative expertise with sophisticated understanding of derivatives and financial markets.We are looking for talented researchers who can apply and develop machine learning algorithms to contribute to Akuna’s strategy portfolio. In this role you will:Develop trading strategies using statistical and machine learning algorithmsDesign and implement optimization algorithms for portfolio constructionDevelop quantitative models describing market behaviorAdvance existing initiatives and explore opportunities for new research topicsQualities that make great candidates:Bachelors, Masters or PhD in a technical field – Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics (or a related subject) must be completed upon employmentExpertise in statistics and machine learningExperience building mathematical models for complex real-world problemsIntermediate programming skills in Python or C++Financial experience is not a requirementLegal authorization to work in the U.S. is required on the first day of employment including F-1 students using OPT or STEM