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C Developer- Direct Market Access/ Gateways Team

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C Developer- Direct Market Access/ Gateways Team

Chicago, IL

C Developer- Direct Market Access/ Gateways Team

Chicago, IL

About Akuna:

**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. 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 firms 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 youll do as a C Developer on the Direct Market Access/ Gateways Team at Akuna:

Akuna is currently looking for a motivated developer to join our engineering team and help us gain direct access to more of the worlds trading exchanges. Successful delivery of market gateways enables Akuna to expand its trading scope, giving us access to more liquidity and the possibility of expanding new products. Your role will focus on analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery of key trading system technology using the latest technologies. A pragmatic approach to technology solutions, using the latest open source software will be required. The successful candidate will be given a unique level of exposure to an industry-leading team of options traders who participate fully in the design and on-going enhancements to our proprietary trading platform. In this role, you will:

- Design, develop and support our Market Data and Execution platforms
- Plan, design and implement high quality Linux services
- Engage with traders and developers and articulate ideas clearly
- Become an expert on exchange protocols and systems
- Build software using Agile methodologies
- Participate in design sessions and code reviews
- Work on cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and solve complex problems
- Design and implementation of database schemas/data storage

Qualities that make great candidates:

- Experience developing low-latency execution platforms
- Familiar with multiple US and global exchange protocols
- Understanding of distributed systems, data structures and algorithms
- Practical use of multi-threaded / multi-core programming paradigms
- Object-oriented design and programming experience
- Familiar with network protocols and socket programming
- Attention to detail and strong problem-solving ability
- Experience with Linux and Python required
- Understanding of Postgresql and HDF
- 2-5 years of experience developing performant, scalable applications in C (and least 2 years with C 11)
- A curiosity and demonstrated interest in C 14 and beyond
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Development

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