Lead/Senior Security Engineer

Akuna Capital



What you’ll do as a Security Engineer at Akuna:

Akuna is seeking a Security Engineer for their Sydney office, to join the Global Security team and assist in building a world-class security program. This is a rare opportunity to join something special that will have an immediate impact on the business. This person will report directly to the CISO and will assist with designing and implementing solutions that protect the company, employees, and assets against emerging security threats. In this role, you will work with all aspects of the business to help reduce security risk and improve their overall security posture, while also educating all those involved. If you have a passion for security and solving complex problems, this role is perfect for you!

In this role, you will:

  • Actively participate in the incident response process for security events
  • Proactively monitor, alert, and respond to known and or emerging threats
  • Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities while validating security control health and effectiveness
  • Drive automated security detection, response, and configuration through various scripting and programming languages
  • Define and launch threat hunting campaigns to identify potential security issues
  • Perform malware analysis, forensics, and threat modeling
  • Ensure that the firm's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls
  • Collaborate with other teams to continuously improve security posture of the firm
  • Assist with performing risk assessments, gap analysis, and controls testing for critical areas within the firm
  • Educate users on security best practices and ways to reduce cybersecurity risk
  • Provide detailed reporting and metrics on health and effectiveness of security controls and program

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • A passion for security with a great awareness for cybersecurity and hacking trends
  • Prior experience in a technology or cybersecurity role
  • Knowledge of Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS technologies
  • Knowledge of Firewalls, IDS/IPS, and core networking fundamentals
  • Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms
  • Python experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

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.

Akuna Sydney opened in early 2018 and is at the center of Akuna’s Asian trading operations. Akuna’s focus in Asia is currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies, and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading on all major Asian exchanges. Employees will work together towards achieving Akuna’s goals across all areas of the business, including trading and desk buildout, cutting-edge research and data analysis, strategy creation, and building ultra-low-latency trading systems that are tailored to local market conditions.


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