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Software Engineer

Software Engineer
Chicago, US
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Job Description


Headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade, PEAK6 Capital Management is a proprietary options trading firm that has been defining the industry for more than 25 years. While many firms have come and gone, PEAK6 Capital Management has consistently delivered liquidity to the options market. We thrive due to our firm’s special blend of financial acumen, ability to manage risk, and cutting-edge technology.

PEAK6 Capital Management was brought to life through insatiable curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to win. We offer incredible opportunities for smart, passionate team players to solve complex problems and take calculated risks. We were among the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology 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 eSports. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms and we continue to evolve.


Our campus rotation program:

  • Develop a strong technical foundation and build connections across the org by going through rotations with up to three different development domains

  • Match with a domain for full-time placement after your rotations–your input here is paramount!

  • Attend options trading classes alongside our class of new Trading Associates

  • Partner with a dedicated mentor to guide your first year personal and professional development

What you’ll do all day:

  • Develop innovative tools to enhance our proprietary trading platform. Examples include automated trading strategies, low-latency market data streams, data analysis, and visualization tools

  • Partner closely within and across small development teams and our trading and support teams

  • Work with a variety of languages–Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript–as well as technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Airflow, Kafka, Kubernetes, and Docker

  • Experience Agile software development lifecycle, continuous integration and delivery

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and end users on projects

  • Operate in a delivery-focused, fast-paced work environment where adapting to change is a must

  • Bring your ideas to life and own the prioritization of your work with our biweekly “Hack Day”

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

  • Availability for an September 2024 start date

  • Ability to relocate to Chicago

  • Competent software development skills in a modern object-oriented programming language (Java and/or Python preferrably) and the ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly

  • Desire to learn about FinTech

We’d love to hear about:

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with high attention to detail

  • Curiosity to learn and a drive to improve

  • Ability to thrive in collaborative environments

  • Effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Interest in financial markets


We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At PEAK6 Capital Management, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from a home office and one of our PEAK6 offices.

PEAK6 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

The base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and office location. This position also may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to a range of health & wellness benefits.

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