Software Engineer - Campus Entry-Level


888 7th Avenue 32nd Floor New York, NY 10106

About the role:

PEAK6 is a leading investment firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices also in New York and Austin. More than 25 years ago, we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in the trading business. PEAK6 was brought to life by the idea that the development of integrative technology can improve how business is done. The passion for that idea powers our firm still. As a Software Engineer at PEAK6, you are free to explore unique solutions and try fresh ideas that will benefit our financial services and trading businesses as well as our other ventures. You’ll collaborate with some of tech’s sharpest minds to solve the firm’s ever-changing and exciting challenges. Working in tech at PEAK6 means that you’ll always be presented with a variety of new possibilities as you continue to enhance your skills.

Our campus rotation program:

  • Develop a strong technical foundation and build connections across the org by going through three month rotations with up to three different development teams
  • Match with a team for full-time placement after your rotations–your input here is paramount!
  • Attend training on options trading alongside our class of new Trading Associates
  • Partner with a dedicated mentor to guide your first year personal and professional development, as well as a designated rotation buddy during each rotation

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 August 2023 start date 
  • Ability to relocate to Chicago, New York, or Austin
  • Competent software development skills in a modern object-oriented programming language 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

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