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.

Trader Support Specialist at PEAK6 Investments

Accelerate your career by joining a dynamic, successful team breaking new ground in technology and trading. As a leader in the financial industry, we need a curious individual who is creative with problem-solving. The Trader Support team is a launch pad for your career at PEAK6, allowing you to work side by side with every technology team in the firm and discover your passion.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Loves solving problems. You’re intellectually curious and love solving unique challenges. You ask ‘why’ and push to identify areas where we can constantly improve.
  • Is interested in programming. You have at least basic skills in Python. SQL skills are a plus. 
  • Has an insatiable curiosity. You have to know how things work, and you love solving problems. You’re resourceful, inquisitive, and proactive in gaining knowledge.
  • Thinks analytically. You’re not afraid to approach problems from a bunch of different angles. 
  • Operates with integrity. You always conduct yourself with honesty and operate ethically. You say what you mean, and mean what you say.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Provide front line support. You’ll handle day-to-day application, script, system support. You’ll build scripts in Python, SQL and Postgres. You’ll investigate execution issues and deep dive execution behavior for equity and option securities. You’ll collaborate with development, infrastructure, trading, operations, and many other groups within the firm.
  • Monitor a production environment. You’ll actively monitor and respond to alerts in the environment, escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Be empowered & impact our business. You’ll proactively drive projects, help build processes, integrate systems and implement enhancements. Each day you’ll have the chance to initiate change and to adapt solutions and resources to a rapidly evolving business.

A few reasons why you might love us:

  • You’ll grow and learn a lot. You’ll become a better business person as you immerse yourself in the world of technology, trading, and entrepreneurship. You’ll get ample opportunities to learn a lot and learn from those around you.
  • 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.
  • The work environment is amazing. Our Chicago office space is really cool, open, and sleek. Employee engagement is important to us so we have intramural sport leagues, on-site yoga, top-shelf parties, poker and Cornhole tournaments and more.
  • The team is even more amazing. You’ll work with people who are as energetic, smart, and driven as you are. You’ll work for amazing people and learn from the best, too.

And a few reasons why you might not like us:

  • You don’t like change. This is not a job for someone who likes ‘predictable’. The market is dynamic which means the work is dynamic. It’s a fast-paced environment and you need to adapt accordingly. You won’t be bored.
  • You’re not the collaborative type. We’re solving pretty heady challenges. We bring ideas to the table and we work together to solve these challenges. If you’re looking to hide out and do your own thing, this might not be the right spot. 

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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