Hello, we're PEAK6

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.
We are

Passionate,

Stimulating &

Visionary

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.

Courtney Kuhnen

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.

Rishi Kamath

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

Paul Whalen

Software Engineer

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.

Luke Peeler

Software Engineer

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.

Sean Lester

Software Engineer

Where we are

Chicago Board of Trade

Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
401(K) Matching
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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
  • I love being challenged and PEAK6 gives me the chance to explore creative solutions for sophisticated technology challenges.
    Palak Jain
    Senior Director
  • 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
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