Engineering Manager

We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. It's been over 20 years since we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology to use in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and e-sports, while always proving value to the customer. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms, and we continue to evolve. You'll find a bit of everything here, and we're always looking to take on new endeavors.

As an Engineering Manager at PEAK6 Capital Management, you’ll have a big impact on the firm. You’ll work within our proprietary trading entity and have genuine opportunities to partner with PEAK6’s Product Managers and impact our overall engineering strategy. This is a role for someone who flourishes in a fast paced environment, has a strong technical background, and has a customer/product mindset first.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Working hand in hand with Product Managers to help write User Stories and fuel discovery for the team
  • Setting team performance metrics and holding members accountable to those metrics while making adjustments as necessary.
  • Forecasting team’s staffing needs against overall headcount plan and when necessary making an argument to hire additional headcount
  • Encouraging forward leaning technology investigations (discovery/spikes)
  • Collaborating with tech leads and architect to define technical standards and direction
  • Helping to remove bottlenecks and connecting team members across teams
  • Primary driver of career development of team members including mentoring junior engineers and potentially code pairing
  • Supporting team’s current delivery of working software, while balancing time by also collaborating with product managers to prepare the backlog of upcoming projects

You’ll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 3-5 years’ experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Technical hands-on coding background, preferably with Java, Python, or GoLang
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including executives and non-technical leaders
  • Understanding of agile practices and ability to enforce them in variable team size settings
  • Familiarity with test-driven development and best practices
  • Highly self-motivated with strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn and improve on existing approaches

All of our team members have these traits. You should, too.

Collaboration              Grit

Adaptability                 Ownership

Life at PEAK6

We want you to like coming to work so we work really hard to make your job fun and different from any other.

As a PEAK6 Engineering Manager you can enjoy:

  • Generous medical, vision and dental plans
  • Matching 401(k) programs
  • Adoption assistance & family leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Speakers Series
  • Massage days
  • Poker tournament with a grand prize of a World Series of Poker buy in
  • Sports leagues
  • Cornhole tournaments
  • Annual PEAK6 Party
  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Lasik eye discount
  • Philanthropy events
  • Annual wellness screens and flu shots
  • Bagel Fridays/expiration lunches
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program
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