Careers at PEAK6
At PEAK6 we’re looking for wildly passionate, collaborative, and entrepreneurial minds to bring their best ideas to life with us. Every employee at PEAK6 has immense opportunities to collaborate, share their ideas, and shape the path of the different businesses in the firm. Here, your ideas are heard and your input is valued.
We provide good flexibility in terms of work-life balance, a great work space, an open and candid atmosphere, and development potential as the company continues to grow. You can really develop your career at PEAK6, while you’re working in a great space, surrounded by friendly people, and learning new things daily.
Sound interesting? PEAK6 might be the right next step for your career.
The PEAK6 Culture
PEAK6 is not your typical investment firm. We are a uniquely smart, entrepreneurial firm that thinks differently. We’re driven to see solutions others don’t and capitalize on opportunities others miss. This ambitious approach has helped us become the diverse range of successful businesses we are today.
As part of our entrepreneurial culture, we give every employee at PEAK6 opportunities to collaborate, share their ideas and shape the path of the different businesses in PEAK6. Here, your ideas are heard and your input is valued.
We value discipline, intelligence, and tenacity to see an idea through. We take a smart, measured, and data-driven approach to everything we do, so even if we don’t get the results we anticipated, we’re always learning.
At PEAK6 we’re looking for wildly passionate, collaborative, and entrepreneurial minds to bring their best ideas to life with us.
Career Opportunities for Students & Graduates
We’re looking for bright, entrepreneurial, and insatiably curious students to join PEAK6 as Trading Associates and Software Engineers. We give new graduates immense opportunities to collaborate, share their ideas, and shape the path of the different businesses in PEAK6. Here, your ideas are heard and your work will make an impact.
Sound interesting? Perhaps a career at PEAK6 might be the right path for you. Explore opportunities at PEAK6 for new graduates.
Trading Careers at PEAK6
Intensive Training — Our rigorous training program will immerse you in the world of options and derivatives trading and teach you strategies to help you start trading.
Trade Sooner — With our unique training structure and proprietary trading tools, it’s possible to move from the classroom to actual trading execution in a short period of time.
Cutting-Edge Proprietary Tools — Our technology teams develop customized, proprietary trading technology, tools and systems to help you develop and implement your trading ideas.
Learn from Experienced Traders — Be a part of a supportive and collaborative culture where you’ll get personalized guidance from senior traders to develop your trading skills and shape your strategies.
Challenging, yet Rewarding Culture — Work with incredibly talented traders who will push you to be the best and help you grow and develop as a trader.
Sound like a great opportunity? Learn more about becoming a PEAK6 Trading Associate
Technology Careers 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.
Intensive Training — Our advanced training program 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.
Opportunities for Impact — From Day One you’ll have immediate opportunities to work on meaningful projects affecting our business. Your ideas will be heard and your skills will be actively leveraged. Ultimately, you’ll see your work impact the business.
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.
Sound interesting? Discover why there’s incredible opportunities as a PEAK6 Software Engineer
At PEAK6 we’ve created a company that not only does great work, it’s also a great place to work. PEAK6 employees enjoy the generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans and matching 401(k) programs you’d expect from a company consistently rated one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers.” And, then some.
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Sabbatical Program
- Backup Childcare
- Adoption Assistance
- Family Leave
- Health & Wellness Initiatives
- Massage Therapists
- Free beverages & snacks
But we also believe in work/life balance. We invest in a very full social calendar that includes:
- Game nights and poker challenges
- Top-shelf firm parties and social events
- Movie screenings
- Seasonal sports leagues
- Weekly Yoga
- Charitable efforts
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I worked at PEAK6 Investments full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Working in a few different areas/roles, there were plenty of opportunities to find something you liked. It's ok to stumble a little.. the organization helps find a role that fits you and them if you have potential. Sometimes the culture and rumors make it sound like that's not the case.
It's a no non-sense and fact oriented culture, which for me was a plus. Don't expect to BS your way to success. Less cutthroat than typical financial/trading stereotypes, however. It's no startup, but you can have an impact.Cons
There's a feeling that it's constantly in transition. They want to keep everyone adapting and changing.. sometimes that doesn't land for most. It's probably the root of most of the reviews here mentioning lack of focus.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Things are trending positive. Keep making those changes and opportunities for top performers.Neutral OutlookApproves of CEO
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At PEAK6, we’re redefining what it means to be an investment firm. We’re driven to see solutions others don’t — and capitalize on opportunities others miss. We operate with a focused, entrepreneurial drive and push ourselves to think differently. This ambitious, visionary approach has helped us become the diverse range of successful businesses we are today, spanning proprietary trading, retail brokerage, and sophisticated clearing services.