Senior Network Engineer

Akuna Capital   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 136 days ago

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Chicago, IL

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.

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

We are seeking a Senior Network Engineer to join our innovative and growing Infrastructure team at Akuna. The ideal candidate is likely to have worked within the financial industry and able to demonstrate a successful history in network architecture, design, maintenance, and monitoring. We are looking for highly self-motivated multi-taskers who are comfortable working in a demanding, state-of-the-art electronic trading environment. In this role, you will:

  • Analyze business requirements, architect, design, implement, and manage networks ranging from offices and remote sites to low latency, high bandwidth systems across global data centers
  • Evaluate new hardware and software technology on an ongoing basis to ensure that our trading infrastructure remains stable, performant, and cost effective
  • Develop innovative, automated systems and processes to improve operational efficiency
  • Diagnose complex issues within the network stack including low level packet capture analysis
  • Own the network – proactively monitor the health and status of the global network and continuously make improvements to ensure our trading system remains dominant
  • Work closely with Developers and the IT infrastructure team on architecting and executing our network technology

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience as a Network Engineer, with 3-5 years of experience in a Senior Network Engineer or Network Architect role
  • Proven track record of architecting and supporting networks and technologies in an enterprise environment
  • Extensive experience working with global data centers
  • Experience at trading firm is a plus
  • Experience working with a variety of network equipment providers
  • Demonstrated experience with Juniper/Arista/Cisco
  • Familiarity with a diverse path/low latency WAN utilizing multiple vendors
  • Background in hardware- or software-based messaging protocols
  • CCIE Certification required
  • Scripting language experience such as Python is a plus