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Akuna Capital

4.4
  • 100 - 500 employees

About Akuna Capital

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Technology

The Akuna Capital Story

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialise 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. At Akuna we have a flat structure, where the best idea wins.

Our Founding Partners, including our CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualised Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened our first office in 2011 in Chicago, the heart of the derivatives & options industry. Akuna then expanded to Sydney in 2018 to be the centre of our Asian trading operations. We are currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and are excited for expansions into all the major Asian exchanges. We also have offices in Shanghai and Boston.

At Akuna, we believe that the people are the centre of everything we do. Our Sydney office has a start-up feel with around 100 people, which means you really get to know the team! We are expanding rapidly and looking for the best talent to join us on this journey. If you enjoy being part of smart, driven teams with real challenges to solve- this could be the place for you!

The Recruitment Process

The steps in your recruitment process

  1. Apply online- answer a few questions and submit a resume
  2. Online test- maths and/or coding depending on the role
  3. Phone interview with someone from the team you applied to
  4. Final interview or Assessment Centre

Successful candidates for trading have strong maths skills, for development have good coding skills, and for our quant teams you need both maths and coding. Everyone at Akuna is a great team player, communicator and is entrepreneurial- this are the skills we look for in our new hires too!

Remuneration & Career prospects

Full-time compensation packages starting at $100K AUD.

We have an in house barrista (so free coffee). We run social poker competitions, office happy hours, have a fully stacked breakfast and snack room, host social events, go on company trips, have social clubs, and offer great training with our Akuna University.

Trader Training: You will begin with our 6-week Akuna Training Program, with lectures, projects, mock trading games and job shadowing. We will teach you all about market making, financial acumen, Options Greeks, risk management, our systems and of course - lots more. You will then rotate between desks within options, delta 1, currency and wholesale trader areas to find your best fit.

Developers & Quants: We always have new projects and look to bring on our juniors all throughout the year. As a junior, you will be paired with a mentor or will rotate between teams to work together on your first project, and we offer extensive training opportunities to learn about market making, our systems, and financial theories such as Options Greeks and Black Scholes methods.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 13 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.9
Training
8.9
Management
8.8
Salary
8.8
Culture
8.9
Training
8.9
Management
8.8
Salary
8.8
Culture
What Graduates Say About Them
  • There's a really diverse range of backgrounds, so there's always an opportunity to have interesting conversations. The work itself is challenging and fun.
  • The people. Everyone is highly motivated and super intelligent.
  • I've been given the freedom to work on projects I find particularly interesting. As I’ve improved, I’ve been given more responsibility and trust, and it’s rewarding to know that I contribute significantly to the company.
  • Working with some of the smartest and most driven people. Unique insight into an opaque industry. Very intellectual culture. Decent Work-Life-Balance for "high finance"
  • Collaborative environment, interesting work, flat work hierarchy, meritocracy, well compensated
  • Weird/late hours sometimes.
  • Steep learning curve, intense work and high expectations can be challenging.
  • Intense atmosphere sometimes causes stress
  • A bit of a steep learning curve because you need to learn so much so quickly

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney, NSW
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship

Akuna Capital specializes in providing liquidity as an options market-maker. We offer this course to interested individuals that want to learn the intricacies of options theory.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I honestly had so much fun learning from, and working with, other employees at Akuna. I also made friends with some amazing interns and juniors. I have never met a group of people who are so ambitious and competitive, yet so supportive of each other.

Jodie Lee

  • Graduate stories
I honestly had so much fun learning from, and working with, other employees at Akuna. I also made friends with some amazing interns and juniors. I have never met a group of people who are so ambitious and competitive, yet so supportive of each other.

Jodie Lee

  • Graduate stories
Akuna is always looking for smart, driven problem solvers who are passionate in the work that Akuna does, so if you can show an interviewer that then you have a good shot.

Lumina

  • Graduate stories
Akuna is always looking for smart, driven problem solvers who are passionate in the work that Akuna does, so if you can show an interviewer that then you have a good shot.

Lumina

  • Graduate stories
I honestly had so much fun learning from, and working with, other employees at Akuna. I also made friends with some amazing interns and juniors. I have never met a group of people who are so ambitious and competitive, yet so supportive of each other.

Jodie Lee

  • Graduate stories
I honestly had so much fun learning from, and working with, other employees at Akuna. I also made friends with some amazing interns and juniors. I have never met a group of people who are so ambitious and competitive, yet so supportive of each other.

Jodie Lee

  • Graduate stories
Akuna is always looking for smart, driven problem solvers who are passionate in the work that Akuna does, so if you can show an interviewer that then you have a good shot.

Lumina

  • Graduate stories
Akuna is always looking for smart, driven problem solvers who are passionate in the work that Akuna does, so if you can show an interviewer that then you have a good shot.

Lumina


Videos


Akuna Capital: The New Wave in Tech and Trading

Welcome to the new wave if tech in trading. As an options market maker, Akuna Capital helps ensure that the financial markets operates smoothly around the world.

Akuna Capital: The New Wave in Tech and Trading

Welcome to the new wave if tech in trading. As an options market maker, Akuna Capital helps ensure that the financial markets operates smoothly around the world.

Advice


Akuna Virtual Reality Experience

Take a sneak peek inside Akuna's office at Level 9/35 Clarence St, Sydney.

Akuna Virtual Reality Experience

Take a sneak peek inside Akuna's office at Level 9/35 Clarence St, Sydney.