Trading and Technology Support Specialist (entry-level)

PEAK6, Chicago, IL

Redefining what it means to be an investment firm PEAK6

PEAK6 was brought to life by the idea that success is driven by a strong collaborative process. The passion for that idea powers our firm still, 20 years later. As a Trading and Technology Support Specialist at PEAK6, you’ll be integral to maintaining and improving the firm’s processes and procedures by collaborating with traders and trader support to advance the firm’s position as an innovative leader in the industry. Working in Shared Trader Services at PEAK6 means that you’ll always be presented with a variety of new possibilities as you continue to enhance your skills.

 You’ll be responsible for:

  • Handling day-to-day application, script and system support
  • Building scripts in Python, SQL and Postgres
  • Investigating execution issues and deep diving execution behavior for equity and option securities
  • Monitoring our systems
  • Collaborating on projects with development, infrastructure, trading, operations, and many other groups within the firm

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 0-3 years of work experience
  • Technical proficiency in Python
  • Proficiency in SQL and Excel VBA is a plus
  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to understand, analyze and creatively solve problems
  • Strong sense of urgency when it comes to customer support resolution
  • The ability to pass Series 57 licensing exam upon hire


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

Collaboration              Grit

Adaptability                 Ownership


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 Trading and Technology Support Specialist 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

 Learn more about our culture on our website at peak6.com/culture.

About PEAK6

The PEAK6 Difference Located in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building, PEAK6 is redefining what it means to be an investment firm. We’re driven to see solutions others don’t—and capitalize on opportunities others miss. We operate with a focused, entrepreneurial drive and push ourselves to think differently. This ambitious, visionary approach has helped us become the diverse range of successful businesses we are today, which include investments and businesses across a range of industries. Founded on a great idea PEAK6 Investments, L.P. was created from the same ambitious, entrepreneurial culture that thrives in the firm today. Co-founders Matt Hulsizer and Jenny Just started their careers at O’Connor and Associates — a Chicago-based options trading firm with a particular specialty, and emphasis, on financial derivatives. In 1992, the firm was acquired by Swiss Bank Corporation. After the acquisition, Swiss Bank decided to head in a new direction. Entrepreneurs at heart, Matt and Jenny wanted to bring a different vision to life and decided to launch their own firm. And in 1997, PEAK6 Investments was launched. PEAK6 Investments became one of the first firms to develop sophisticated, proprietary technology, which more efficiently manages risk in the options market. This disciplined focus on risk management and technology has helped us achieve significant success in managing risk and making markets. From this singular focus, the firm continued to innovate, growing PEAK6 into a diverse group of thriving, successful businesses that now span many areas of the financial services sector. Why the name “PEAK6”? Not surprisingly, the story behind the PEAK6 name began in the mountains. Matt was in Breckenridge, Colorado and inspiration struck. He recalled someone once telling him it takes 6 peaks to make a mountain range. He was drawn to this notion of peaks and how they can stand alone and/or work together to form something even more powerful. This perfectly represented the vision for the new firm. And with that, the PEAK6 name took hold. Interestingly, the peak that Matt used as inspiration for our name so many years ago opened to the public in 2013. They named it Peak6. And no — we had nothing to do with it. It’s just fate working its magic.

Want to learn more about PEAK6? Visit PEAK6's website.