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.

*We are unable to provide visa sponsorship either now or in the future for this position. 


Realize your true potential by joining a dynamic, successful team breaking new ground in technology and trading. We’re looking for an analytical, quantitative, and highly creative Quantitative Analyst to join an elite group developing the next generation of trading strategies at PEAK6.

In this role, you will work with a team of traders, quants, and software developers to implement execution and trading strategies and see them work in real-trading. Your ideas will be heard and your analysis will be put into play.

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.
  • 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.
  • Seeks creative solutionsOut of the box solutions don’t work here. We need minds who can find creative ways to solve problems and generate insights.
  • 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, this goes beyond just what you learn about markets.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Be an integral part of an elite group.  You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with a team of experienced and successful traders, quants & developers to see your ideas put into play.
  • Analyze the market to generate ideas and insights. You’ll use your quantitative analysis skills to design and implement statistical models that will help us drive efficiencies and get an edge in the market.
  • Make sense of the market to identify unique opportunities. You’ll analyze trade and market data to optimize our portfolio and develop new ideas or strategies.
  • Use data to drive better decisions. 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 sophisticated 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 our growth. You won’t be just another cog in the wheel.

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

  • We’re not developing low-latency strategies. We’re not a high-frequency trading firm. We’re a hands-on proprietary trading firm using innovative, analytical insights to drive our trading strategies.
  • You don’t like change. This is not a job for someone who likes ‘predictable’. The market is dynamic. Market conditions shift often, which means you need to adapt accordingly. You won’t be bored.

The skills you’ll need to succeed:

  • We need knowledge in statistics; machine learning a plus!
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with Python or R and be familiar with the below python packages or R equivalents
    • Pandas
    • Scikit-learn
    • Stats models
    • Pymc
  • Optional programming skills in C++/ Java/C or other formal programming language and development of large software projects
  • 3+ years of work experience (ideally in the financial and trading industry)

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!
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

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