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.


PostgreSQL DBA (Chicago or Dallas) at PEAK6 Investments

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

 

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 PostgreSQL DBA at PEAK6, you are free to explore unique solutions and try fresh ideas that may benefit our financial services and trading businesses, and our investment companies. You’ll collaborate with some of tech’s sharpest minds to solve for the firm’s ever-changing but 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.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting and administering PostgreSQL database hosts and environments with exposure to Microsoft SQL Server and MongoDB
  • Developing, managing and testing backup and recovery procedures
  • Administering, managing and implementing replication
  • Troubleshooting, managing and implementing performance tuning
  • Installing, testing and implementing new versions and/or updates
  • Employing best practices to ensure high availability
  • Maintaining and expanding on existing database documentation
  • Working with developers, infrastructure team and others to design and implement sound database capacity planning in order to maximize IT business benefits
  • Communicating and working well within a team structure to ensure database integrity and security
  • Learning and improving Python script processes used to maintain and monitor PostgreSQL environment
  • Working non-peak hours as needed

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

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 + years’ experience with Python and other database technologies in Linux and Windows (mixed) environment
  • Working knowledge of shell scripting
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following database systems
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • MongoDB
  • Experience with database monitoring systems
  • High desire to learn Python, working knowledge would be ideal
  • A proven ability to work independently and as an integral member of a team
  • Working knowledge and/or desire to learn and master the following:
    • Python
    • Salt
    • Bash
    • Cron

 All of our DBA’s have these traits. You should, too.

 

Motivation Collaboration Curiosity

Integrity Adaptability Ingenuity

 

Life at PEAK6

We want you to like coming to work so we work really hard to make your job fun and different from any other.

 

As a PEAK6 DBA, you can enjoy:

  • Generous medical, vision and dental plans
  • Matching 401(k) programs
  • Adoption assistance & family leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Speakers Series
  • Massage days
  • Poker tournament with a grand prize of a World Series of Poker buy in
  • Sports leagues
  • Cornhole tournaments
  • Annual PEAK6 Party
  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Lasik eye discount
  • Philanthropy events
  • Annual wellness screens and flu shots
  • Bagel Fridays/expiration lunches
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program

Learn more about our culture on our website at peak6.com/culture.

 

 

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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