Great write up by ITA on our very own Palak Jain! Solid advice for women exploring a career in tech.
Thanks, Built In Chicago, we think our office is pretty cool too. Glad to be featured!
Located in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building, PEAK6 is 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, which include investments and businesses across a range of industries.
PEAK6 Capital Management
The foundation of our business, PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC is a proprietary trading business with a 20-year track record of success that provides significant liquidity throughout U.S. financial markets.
Apex Clearing Corporation is a leading provider of clearing and execution solutions to the financial services industry.
PEAK 6 Strategic Capital
Strategic Capital, our capital investment group, invests in debt and/or equity positions across a range of industries where our blend of capital and operational expertise accelerates business growth.
PEAK 6 Sports
PEAK6 Sports is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in sports and technology businesses. By bridging the gap between sports and technology, we help leaders in both segments build transformative companies.
Our culture isn’t for everyone. We don’t have a laundry list of fluffy values that sound good but no one really gets. It’s a short, focused list and embodies our essence. We live and breathe these values across the entire firm.
Why the name “PEAK6”?
Not surprisingly, the story behind the PEAK6 name began in the mountains. Matt was in Breckenridge, Colorado and inspiration struck. He recalled someone once telling him it takes 6 peaks to make a mountain range. He was drawn to this notion of peaks and how they can stand alone and/or work together to form something even more powerful. This perfectly represented the vision for the new firm. And with that, the PEAK6 name took hold. Interestingly, the peak that Matt used as inspiration for our name so many years ago opened to the public in 2013. They named it Peak6. And no — we had nothing to do with it. It’s just fate working its magic.
As our investments and business opportunities grow, so does our need for talented people in all areas of PEAK6: trading, technology, marketing, consulting, investing and business development, human resources, finance, compliance and more. PEAK6 is a different kind of firm because it offers a different kind of exposure and opportunity for you to advance your career.
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.
Think you’d make a great fit at PEAK6?
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.
Take a look at what makes us a great place to work!
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.
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?
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.
I have been working at PEAK6 Investments full-time
A very successful and adaptable firm that's made it through thick and thin in the markets and grown quite a bit. Some extremely talented people. Technologists and analysts are respected and regarded as partners. Can feel really innovative and fast-paced. Some really interesting things to work on. Good support so you can focus on the things you want to do. Committed to education.
As is common in the industry, middle managers are often selected for talents and skills other than management and so they've got things to learn. Commitment to diversity and civic engagement are weak.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PEAK6 Investments in February 2018.
Applied online and was then sent a coding assessment on hackerrank. I solved all the problems and thought I did relatively well, but then was sent an email a few weeks later saying that they're moving on with other candidates.