About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we provide 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 Cambridge (USA).

What you’ll do as a Junior Network Engineer at Akuna:   

We are seeking a Junior Network Engineer to join Akuna’s innovative and growing Infrastructure team. The ideal candidate is likely to have received a college degree with a focus in network design, or equivalent experience. Candidates must be self-motivated, demonstrate excellent multitasking, and should be comfortable working in a fast paced, state of the art electronic trading environment. In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with our Trading, IT, and Development teams to configure and troubleshoot the network infrastructure
  • Provide day to day support of network and application environments including port configuration and cabling
  • Provide evening and weekend support and maintenance as well as travel to datacenters as required
  • Work with the Network team to evaluate current and new technology and network providers on an ongoing basis to ensure that the trading infrastructure remains stable, competitive and cost effective
  • Work together with senior team to analyze business requirements and design, implement, and manage an effective (WAN/LAN) network that supports our current domestic and global trading platform
  • Document and focus on automation of all day to day operations
  • Work closely with our entire IT team as well as Traders to improve all aspects of our infrastructure

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 1 - 2 years of network engineering experience in a professional environment
  • Some experience working with either Juniper, Arista or Cisco
  • Familiarity dealing with multiple vendors
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and the OSI stack
  • Understanding of routing protocols (BGP, OSPF)
  • Understanding of switching, firewalls, STP, VLANs, VPNs, Trunks, ACLs, multicast routing (IGMP, PIM)

Extra Points For:

  • Experience performing network traffic and protocol analysis using standard industry tools (Wireshark, tcpdump)
  • Basic understanding of Linux/Unix
  • Desire to obtain a CCNA or CCNP
  • Scripting language experience such as Python