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PEAK6 Investments, LP



Software Developer



About the Company

Established in 1997 and headquartered in
Chicago, Illinois, PEAK6 Investments, L.P. is a financial institution concentrating on options trading and investment. PEAK6 specializes in market making, risk management, and technology. A member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Pacific Coast Exchange, PEAK6 is a proprietary trading firm with over 150 employees.

Eight years and a "
Chicago's Best and Brightest Employers to Work For" award later, PEAK6 is one of the largest boutique firms in proprietary options trading and market-making space. We are proud of our emergence as one of the leading customer service providers of equity solutions through the U.S. option exchanges.

PEAK6 has a competitive salary and benefit package which includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and profit sharing, incentive pay, paid vacation, sick and disability benefits, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual work environment and dress code.  To learn more about PEAK6 Investments, please visit our website at www.PEAK6.com .

Job Description

The PEAK6 Software Developer has the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies and programming languages. Developers apply Agile processes to produce high-quality, object-oriented systems, primarily in C#/.NET 2.0 .  Other technologies at PEAK6 include publish/subscribe messaging, SQL Server and other databases, optimized network protocols, rich real-time front-end client interfaces, C++, perl, and Java.  PEAK6 leverages these systems and technologies in the highly competitive, fast-paced equity options trading industry. 


All software developers undergo training on the theory and practice of options trading, using the same materials as all of our traders. Additionally, all software developers work with traders to understand and gather requirements, so communication skills are highly valued.


The PEAK6 Software Developer does not need to have specific experience in the language or technologies listed, but should have a strong foundation in computer science and show and ability and willingness to learn new technologies.



To Apply

Please submit your resume online via EASE and UIUC Engineering Career Services.



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