PEAK6 is not your typical investment firm. We are a unique, smart and entrepreneurial firm that thinks differently. We see solutions others don’t, and we are driven to capitalize on opportunities others miss.

This ambitious, entrepreneurial culture has helped us become the diverse range of successful businesses we are today.


 

PEAK6 Investments, LLC is a proprietary trading firm with a number of diverse portfolio investments under its umbrella. As part of its core investment strategy, PEAK6 has developed an internal consulting organization (PEAK6 Consulting Group) that is leveraged throughout the investment lifecycle. The Consulting Team’s scope of engagement can vary widely from consultative in nature to more extensive operating roles within portfolio companies. Each engagement is unique which provides for a very compelling mix of interesting work and opportunities.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has intellectual curiosity. You’re driven to find innovative ways to solve problems and are driven to investigate new/impactful questions, solve problems, and generate insights.
  • Can make smart, strategic recommendations. You can dive into the intricacies of a website’s analytics, look at the data from Digital Marketing campaigns, conduct A/B testing, and create reports from scratch. You are the person everyone in your office runs to for in-depth analysis of any kind.
  • Is motivated. You’re driven to be the best. You’re self-directed and love to set goals, exceed them, and help your teammates do the same.
  • Is courageous. You’re willing to challenge the status quo. You trust your instincts and will say what you think, even if it’s controversial.
  • Is open. You’re willing to accept learning new and different things and open to feedback.
  • Can be a data storyteller. Your verbal and written communication skills can convey data-centric concepts and considerations to non-experts. Additionally, you can translate this into actionable insights to help end-users show opportunity and return.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Be an integral part of a growing team.  work closely with a variety of businesses and teams and help them define key metrics, by identifying trends and opportunities in digital channels; along with being able to analyze traffic from those channels
  • Deliver actionable insights. You’ll synthesize data from various sources and use your data savviness to build recommendations for business leaders
  • Identify and build opportunities (and reports).You’ll help build requirements, definition, project scoping, and timeline management to ensure great practice.
  • Use data to drive better decisions. You are highly analytical and driven to find key insights by data mining large and complex data sets. You’ll bring the right data to the table that will drive decisions around strategy and implementation.
  • Be empowered. You won’t be micromanaged. You’ll be given the tools and latitude to solve challenges and bring forward your best ideas to generate new areas of opportunity.

 A few reasons why you might love working at PEAK6:

  • We invest in great ideas. As a firm with a proven, entrepreneurial approach, you’ll have very real opportunities to see your ideas come to life.
  • Your success will be recognized and appreciated. You’ll be able to see your direct impact on different businesses’ growth.

And a few reasons why you might not love working here:

  • You like easy. Each business prospect is different and does not have a cookie-cutter sequence of events. Every opportunity will challenge you in a unique way and help grow your business acumen and your character.
  • You don’t like change. This is not a job for someone who likes ‘predictable’. Timing is everything, which means you need to adapt accordingly. You won’t be bored.

The skills you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytics related field
  • 3+ years organizing, analyzing and interpreting marketing or customer data.
  • Working knowledge of knowledge of data-extraction and analysis tools (SQL, Tableau)
  • Able to provide detailed and accurate reporting to both clients and internal teams
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel, Tableau and/or other graphical interfaces
  • Strong background in data analysis and quantitative thinking
  • Advanced knowledge of web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, etc,
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Strong presentation skills

 

Company Reviews

“PEAK6 gives engineers the opportunity to learn and grow by asking them to tackle hard problems, explore creative solutions, and take ownership of the results.”
Michael Vander Pluym
Software Architect
at PEAK6 Investments
“I love being challenged and PEAK6 gives me the chance to explore creative solutions for sophisticated technology challenges.”
Palak Jain
Engineering Manager
at PEAK6 Investments
“With a great training program and great young minds, we will help you analyze risk/reward and expect you to be creative and bring new things to the table as a trader.”
Josh Abrams
Director of Trading Education
at PEAK6 Investments
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Why work with us
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? Check out our careers page! www.peak6.com/careers
Culture
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.
Perks & Benefits
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
Adoption Assistance & Family Leave
Health & Wellness Initiatives which include weekly Yoga and Massage Therapists
Game nights, movie screenings, and poker challenges
Top-shelf firm parties and social events
Seasonal Sports Leagues
Book Club
Educational Training Programs
Philanthropy

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