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Project Coordinator

Akuna Capital - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


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. At Akuna we have a flat structure, where the best idea wins.
Our Founding Partners, including our CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized 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 center 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 center 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 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. 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!
What you'll do as a Project Coordinator at Akuna:
Our Project Management team is responsible for overseeing multiple projects at once, driving timelines, motivating our teams, and helping achieve successful project execution. This role will allow you to manage new projects from conception to delivery and be an integral part of delivering cutting-edge solutions across the firm. The ideal candidate will have no problem diving in headfirst and holding employees accountable to their commitments, responsibilities, and deadlines. In this role, you will:

  • Enable transparency and drive project-related communication amongst project teams, stakeholders, and senior management
  • Create, maintain, and monitor quality and completeness of project team artifacts; including product roadmaps, project plans, risk registers, requirement specifications, and product backlogs
  • Help facilitate collaboration and manage dependencies across teams and functional areas
  • Ensure adherence to Akuna's project-related processes and best practices
  • Facilitate standup, planning, and retrospective meetings
  • Audit and track outstanding project review and approval tasks (requirements, designs, etc.)
  • Organize, format, and deliver project status reports to stakeholders

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • 1-3 years of professional project or program management experience
  • Self-starter with outstanding organizational, multitasking, and time management skills; strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to set clear and realistic goals
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing business requirements, manage conflicting priorities, and respond well to fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook and Excel
  • Working experience with Microsoft Project and Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Background in software development, IT, and/or finance is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree

Job Type: Full-time