Cryptocurrency Operations Analyst

  • Akuna Capital
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • May 20, 2021
Full time Business Operations Finance & Administration General Business Operations Trading

Job Description

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital is an innovative 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, including Akuna’s CEO Andrew Killion, 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 Cryptocurrency Operations Analyst at Akuna:

Akuna trades cryptocurrencies and their derivatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Given the nature of this global market, trading is split between our Chicago and Sydney offices. The space is constantly evolving, and we have a global team of Developers and Quants working alongside our Traders to customize and improve our trading engine and strategies.

As a Cryptocurrency Operations Analyst, you will collaborate with internal teams, as well as external counterparties and exchanges, and manage the day-to-day operations of our cryptocurrencies trading business. This is a brand-new role at Akuna, with plenty of opportunity for growth and ownership, and the ability to refine and improve our operational processes. In this role, you will:

  • Manage daily crypto trading operations and workflows, including coin transfers, reconciliation and post-trade settlement
  • Monitor exchange positions and liaise with exchanges
  • Assist in auditing increasingly complex P&L calculations
  • Respond to counterparty inquires and requests for statements
  • Identify and implement process improvements related to our crypto trading operations
  • Work closely with the Trading, Finance, Risk, and Compliance teams on a daily basis
  • Utilize basic programming skills to maintain scripts, perform analysis, and automate processes where possible
  • Collaborate with Trading and Compliance to support the counterparty onboarding process
  • Provide additional support to the Trading and Finance teams as needed

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Prior experience in a middle office, operations, or finance team at a trading firm
  • Experience with daily and monthly P&L reconciliation and basic accounting knowledge
  • Exposure to cryptocurrency trading is preferred, but not required
  • Basic Python programing experience is a plus
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment and pick up new tasks quickly
  • Proactive problem-solver capable of identifying issues and generating solutions
  • Proven ability to work independently and complete tasks and projects autonomously
  • Excellent analytical skills, close attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task are must haves

Remote opportunities are available and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please note your preference in the application.