Executive Assistant

| Chicago

PEAK6 was brought to life by the idea that a strong collaborative process drives success. The passion for that idea powers our firm still, 20 years later. As a Executive Assistant at PEAK6, you will be integral in partnering with our Head of Trading by collaborating with Trading and all groups at PEAK6 to advance the firm’s position as an innovative leader in the industry. Working in an Executive Assistant role at PEAK6 means that you will be presented with a variety of new possibilities as you continue to enhance your skills.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting with all administrative needs including some travel, managing calendars across PEAK6, and ordering lunches/breakfast as needed.
  • Keeping the Head of Trading and Trading managers on track during meetings and resolving scheduling conflicts as needed.
  • Participating in meeting with leads & Trading Managers (as it makes sense) to help record notes, takeaways, and deliverables.
  • Understanding priorities, as well as short-term strategies and lay out a plan of how and when to tackle.
  • Building a thorough understanding of trading, tech, and strategic needs of the company. Based on this, drive the priorities of the Head of Trading through weekly meetings and identifying opportunities to increase leadership team effectiveness

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Business preferred along with 5+ years of relevant experience, including working directly with C-Suite executives
  • Demonstrated ability to understand multiple, diverse stakeholders through all levels of an organization
  • Ability to anticipate approaching company needs by having strong organizational pulse and feedback loop
  • Proficient at effectively managing workload to meet deadlines, while delivering high-quality work
  • Ability to function effectively in a highly charged executive environment, and the ability to act independently
  • Able to comfortably dive into any area of the business, understand needs, and facilitate executive decisions based on changing priorities
  • A good sounding board for others, with low ego, and ability to anticipate the needs of a busy executive and his direct staff
  • Relationship orientated, experience building personal connections, and comfortable in front of high-level executives and business owners

All of our team members have these traits. You should, too.

Collaboration Grit

Adaptability Ownership

Life at PEAK6

As an PEAK6 Executive Assistant, 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
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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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