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Akuna Capital

4.4
  • 100 - 500 employees

2021/22 Software Development Internship

Sydney
Our Developers work closely with our trading and quant teams to design and implement elegant solutions to complex and interesting problems.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
5
Salary
AUD 100,000

Application dates

Applications Open
12 Feb 2021
Applications Close
31 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
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Automotive & Transport Engineering
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Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
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Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
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Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
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Agribusiness
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Sciences (all other)
Veterinary Science

Our Developers are innovative, self-starters, and strong communicators. They are driven, adaptable, and creative problem solvers that make a real impact at Akuna. Our Developers work closely in a team-based approach with our trading and quant teams to design and implement elegant solutions to complex and interesting problems. We believe that teamwork is vital for success in this industry.

Our Development team use cutting-edge technology while working on high performance/low latency systems. If you are excited to jump in and make a difference, Akuna could be the place for you! Within Development we hire into three teams. As you progress through the application process you will be able to let us know your interests and we will be able to find your best fit.

Trading Systems Team

Our Trading Systems team collaborate with our trading and other development teams on applications that have critical, low-latency processes and where C++ is used for the computational heavy lifting. This team focuses on analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery of Akuna's proprietary trading platform and works closely with our industry-leading team of options traders.

Quant & Valuations Team

Our Quant & Valuations team works closely with our quant research and trading teams on low latency quantitative models, backtesting infrastructure, and trading systems. This team uses a mix of C++ and Python in a variety of projects including trading system development, performance engineering, data analysis, and dataset development.

User Interface Team

Our UI team fine tune our existing systems and work towards developing our next-gen UI solutions. The team uses C# to create multithreaded user interfaces which handle high volumes of data and provide traders with a real-time view of the markets. Our developers write Python-powered back-ends and dynamic JavaScript frontends to create robust, real-time applications. They improve existing visualization tools and develop new and innovative ways of displaying key accurate information to traders, to help them manage volatility, assess risk, and fine-tune the parameters of our systems.

This internship will include a mixture of Akunacademy training sessions, coding classes, project work, and mentoring opportunities. If this sounds interesting to you, apply now! We are looking for people who have innovative ideas, think analytically, and have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to make an immediate impact in our growing company and contribute to Akuna's strategy portfolio.

Internship dates: 8-10 weeks from December 2021- February 2022

This is a paid internship with an annual salary of $100K AUD pro rata for the summer. We, further, provide travel and housing for anyone not living in Sydney.

Requirements for this role:

  • Australian or NZ citizen or Australian Permanent residences only
  • University Degree graduating between August 2022 and January 2023
  • Ability to code in your chosen language: Python, C++, C#, or Java
  • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Passion for innovation and building systems from the ground up
  • Analytical problem-solving and adaptability
  • Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to obtain requirements and find solutions

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhDs in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or related degrees
  • Distinction Average & proven strong academics
  • Awards, prizes, medals, competitions, & scholarships
  • Achievements outside of studies through your hobbies & interests

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