Sr. Market Data Engineer

| Chicago

PEAK6 Investments is looking for a highly ambitious and passionate Sr. Market Data Engineer to join our Core Engineering Team. In this dynamic role, you will work on systems and libraries that enable developers to build trading tools and order execution systems.

As a Sr. Market Data Engineer, you love participating in technical discussions, solving problems, helping others grow as developers, making systems blazing fast, digging into data, advocating for a technical vision, and learning new technologies. You will not only meet, but also elevate the technical bar for our software team.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Building market data and distribution systems, specifically for stock and option market data feeds and high-throughput, low latency systems.
  • Participating in technical discussions and set technical vision on projects. 
  • Working effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. 
  • Building high quality, maintainable, readable code.
  • Thinking on your feet to support mission-critical production systems.
  • Getting the answers you need to solve a problem from Google, finding the right person to ask, or digging deep technically
  • Mentoring junior developers.
  • Learning new languages and technologies while continuously evolving your skill set.

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with C++
  • Good knowledge of data structures
  • Strong experience and knowledge of network programming required - TCP, UDP, and multicast, and other protocols
  • Experience with Linux
  • Strong experience and knowledge of systems programming 
  • Experience building robust, fault-tolerant systems
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with Go, Java, or Python preferred
  • Experience working with distributed systems strongly preferred
  • Experience with low-latency and high-throughput market data systems strongly preferred
  • Experience with financial markets and stock and option exchange feeds strongly preferred
  • Experience with binary and FIX connectivity protocols strongly preferred

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 Sr. Market Data Engineer 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
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

141 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
141 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

Insider's spotlight

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

Associate HR Generalist

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Data in finance is plentiful. Sometimes too plentiful and poor quality. These problems comprise a significant technical challenge in designing fast, clever, yet readable solutions. We work with our teams to identify the right breadth of tools to reason with the data, along with managing the volume of data that streams in like a firehose.

Patrick Wong

Senior Software Engineer

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 are PEAK6 Investments Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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