Technology careers at PEAK6

The financial industry isn’t the first place most software developers and engineers look for a career in technology. But the financial world has emerged as a leading industry for innovative, breakthrough technology solutions. Investment and trading firms now rely on incredibly sophisticated, leading-edge technology to stay ahead of the markets and power their businesses. There’s more opportunity than ever for brilliant minds to revolutionize the industry with brilliant solutions.

Technology is at the core of every business here at PEAK6. Developing the level of technology we need to run our businesses requires wildly talented software engineers, and we pride ourselves on giving our software developers incredible freedom to explore innovative solutions and try new ideas. Every idea, opinion and objection is heard. We collaborate and work together to find the right solution to our business’ incredibly difficult challenges. For those up to the challenge, the rewards are real. Here, your work will matter and your efforts will have an impact.

If you’re looking to build a career at a successful company that offers great opportunities to do challenging work, be a part of a team culture, and grow your skills — this could be the right place for you.

Discover what life is like at PEAK6

We give curious, passionate minds incredible opportunities to solve real challenges that shape our business. See why PEAK6 might be the perfect fit for you.

 

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Working at PEAK6

Collaborative Culture — Complex technology requires complex solutions, which is why we’re passionate about collaborating and working together to find the right solution. We value new ideas and encourage discussions. You’ll have opportunities to influence the shape of our processes and approaches.

Sophisticated Technology — You’ll develop a vast range of large-scale concepts and ideas into proprietary, distributed, high-performance trading technologies, systems, and business solutions. And, you’ll work with a variety of technologies and languages, including Java, C, C++, JavaScript/HTML.

Opportunities for Impact — We give every developer and engineer the tools they need to be successful. Our intensive training will get you up-to-speed and give you the skills to develop proprietary low-latency, high-speed trading systems and learn the business of options and equities trading.

Mentorship — You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with incredibly smart engineers who will mentor you and provide guidance as you enhance your skills as a developer.

Luke

“There’s not really this sense of being micro-managed … it’s really around this value of proving out your ideas, and how good they are and how well they fit the need that has been established.”

Luke

Palak

“Some of the qualities that I personally look for when we are hiring … they need to be flexible, they need to be adaptable, they need to be collaborative. It’s very important to be able to change gears.”

Palak

Paul

“If you’re in the technology business at PEAK6, you could be moved around to any brand new idea and it could be a brand new business from the ground-up. It’s like all the benefits of the start-up scene on the West Coast, but you have this hugely successful firm with the capital to support these kind of things.”

Paul