We're In The Business Of What Ought To Be. The business of doing, creating, and building the world the way we see fit. We seek out the transformational opportunity, making it better, more useful, more valuable. At PEAK6, we activate what is into what ought to be through world-class technology, operational excellence and purposeful design.
Why Work with Us?
Ordinary doesn't apply here. We look for people who aren’t afraid to take chances, who bet on themselves and do it with confidence. People that dream up big ideas and ways to execute them. Epic storytellers, nimble problem solvers, imaginative entrepreneurs and change-makers are all welcome.
An Insider's view of PEAK6
How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?
This is very important and luckily, we feel it’s something attainable for our employees. We have a generous time off policy, in addition to other affiliated vacation perks and leave benefits.
For example, to help employees save time on conventional tasks, we offer complementary services in the office, such as manicures, massages, and yoga classes.
Human Resources Business Partner
How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?
Our developers are also a part of the decision-making process. We help our technologists take an interest in the business side of things - they know how the end product should work. Our developers know how the traders are going to use a product and after a product is delivered, the developer stays involved – making sure that things work efficently.
QA Development Lead
How does the company support your career growth?
We have a big focus on career growth, especially for those in technology. Because of our size, there are opportunities to prove yourself and rapidly increase your responsibility on a team. And because of Peak6’s culture of constantly trying new things, there are often opportunities to get in at the ground floor of new ventures in a leadership role
What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?
We organize “tech days” where employees are encouraged to work on tech projects of their choosing. Projects have ranged from mobile apps to Sega emulators to workflow improvements for our developers. Recently, tech days took the form of a more formal hackathon, in which technologists and traders teamed up to prototype several new trading tools.
What’s the vibe like in the office?
I like working at PEAK6 because there’s always something exciting to work on and I’m always learning something new. It’s also a privilege to work with so many smart people that are never hesitant to act as mentors. Lastly, PEAK6 gives me the opportunity to wear many different hats – I’m never restricted to working on just one thing.