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!
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.
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. Explore opportunities at PEAK6 for new graduates.
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 or experience what life is like as a trader at PEAK6.
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.
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.
But we also believe in work/life balance. We invest in a very full social calendar that includes:
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 through college or university. I interviewed at PEAK6 Investments.
Onsite interview consists of one two-hour technical interview and another behavior round. Technical portion is related to stocks. Basically you need to handle data input and product output in certain format.