Software Engineering Internship for Women - Summer 2022

Capital Management

141 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60604

About the role: 

PEAK6 is a leading investment firm headquartered in Chicago. More than 20 years ago, we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in our trading business. We’ve taken our passion for technology and created a software development experience designed to introduce women to the FinTech industry. Our Tech Experience is meant to encourage smart, ambitious, tech-savvy women to break the mold. We’ve heard all the myths about FinTech—too cutthroat, too intense, too risky—but we know that’s not the case at PEAK6. We know women make outstanding developers and technologists, but there are not enough female developers in the FinTech field yet. We are changing that. 

You can expect our internship to include: 

  • Working on an impactful project from concept to delivery and presenting your work to senior leadership 
  • Developing innovative tools to integrate with our proprietary trading platform. Some examples from previous years include tooling for low-latency market data streams, a data dependency framework and visualization tool, and an analytics framework and visualization tool for application usage. 
  • Working with a variety of languages/frameworks, such as Java, Python, Go, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and React, and technologies such as MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Airflow, Kafka, Kubernetes, and Docker 
  • One-on-one mentorship focused on your learning and growth while progressing on your project 
  • Education sessions to learn about financial markets and the tech behind our trading platform 
  • Rotations and project deep-dives with our development teams 
  • Exposure to various other PEAK6 businesses and senior leadership 
  • Multiple opportunities to hear and learn from women in the FinTech space, both within PEAK6 and from other organizations 
  • Integration with our development teams – including stand-ups, team meetings, and project planning sessions 
  • Close collaboration with business stakeholders and end users on projects 
  • Dynamic, fast-paced work environment where the need to stay ahead of the curve means you’ll learn every day 

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

  • Availability to work from June - August 2022
  • Competent software development skills in a modern object-oriented programming language and the ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly  
  • Desire and drive 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 

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Candidate Timeline

  • Application

  • Resume Review

  • Assessment

  • Round 01 Interview
    Two 30-minute interviews back to back

  • Round 02 Interview
    A full day of interview consisting of technical behavioral interviews as well as panels with company leaders.