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Working at PEAK6 means you thrive in a fast-paced environment and come alive when exploring the question marks that arise in projects. Here, you’re in the business of what ought to be — the not-yet-been-created, tackled, and pressure-tested. Every day, you will collaborate closely with your fellow PEAK6ers to innovate new technologies and disrupt. 

We mean it when we say no two days will be the same.

Flexibility With a Work-Life Balance

We’ve never been an “another day at the office” place to work, and we won’t start now. We strive to ensure every member of the team can thrive.

With that in mind, we’re taking a hybrid approach to remote and in-office work in addition to our core benefits. Employees come to the office midweek with the flexibility to work where they want two days a week.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Job Training and Conferences
  • Continuing Education Stipend

Elevate. Activate. Lead.

The PEAK6 DEI Council (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is a group of employee advocates and leaders who recommend initiatives that promote equity among all PEAK6ers. DEI directly influences our culture and reminds us to celebrate our heritage(s), identities, and the commonalities that contribute to our dynamic environment. Some corporate-wide DEI initiatives include:

  • Fintech in Action is a coalition dedicated to discovering and developing Black talent in finance and fintech.
  • Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that promote a diverse, inclusive workplace.
  • BRIDGE (Black Resourceful Individuals Dissolving Gaps Everywhere) promotes the visibility of Black employees by offering support and providing an open forum to develop professional skills. 
  • People POWHER urges women to raise their voices for a brighter and more equitable workplace.
  • Women in Technology Alliance (WITA) empowers and elevates women in technology to grow their careers, increase representation, and promote their voices.


Additionally, we’re all about
promoting and valuing women of all backgrounds to lead our businesses because representation matters.

Culture That’s Driven by Our People

Our culture is rooted in innovation, inclusion, and flexibility. Here you can bring your whole self to work and contribute to the conversation every step of the way. The people of PEAK6 (aka our PEAK6ers) are a vital part of what makes PEAK6 the company that hums with excitement every day.

We offer a formalized mentorship program for entry-level trading associates and software engineers, as well as several internships and bootcamps for college students. We make diversity, equality, and inclusion a focus and have invested in a vibrant philanthropy program to support the communities where our people live and work.

Our culture is a living thing that always evolves to fit our teams’ needs. Simply put, our people define us; we don’t define our people.

We Give Back.
We Also Give Forward.

PEAK6 helps support organizations where our employees live and work — while actively building a global future where all can thrive.

  • Employer Match Program: PEAK6 matches charitable donations up to $1,000 total per full-time employee for each calendar year.
  • Volunteerism: ​​We support full-time employees taking time away from their regular work responsibilities to perform two days of volunteer community service.
  • Partnering Organizations: North Shore University Health System and Hebrew Free Loan Society for COVID-challenged businesses and individuals. 
  • Environmental: PEAK6 sponsored two autonomous wind-powered Saildrone vehicles in 2020 proving that fit-for-purpose tech increases ocean observation.

Tackling Tech To Revolutionize Industries

At PEAK6, we look at what is and then transform it into what ought to be. We build and invest in businesses that run the gamut from finance and insurance to esports and education — and are always searching for the next tech we can advance.

We empower today’s consumers to think differently about “established norms” and industries. And we’re happy to give them the tools to utilize technology in exciting new ways. We seek to simplify outdated processes, improve performance, and create new wealth.

The Peace To Perform

We know traveling to an office isn’t the answer all the time. You have options, whether you need more time at home to get the right work-life balance or are more productive when working in an office.

With that in mind, we’re taking a hybrid approach to remote and in-office work in addition to our core benefits. Employees come to the office midweek with the flexibility to work where they want two days a week.

Our offices in Chicago, Dallas, Belfast, and beyond are where the magic happens, where team members with diverse backgrounds collaborate, and inspire each other to innovate. We’ve worked hard to make returning to them safe and seriously worth the commute.

A group of three young male employees working together at a shared computer.

Our Work Culture

Our culture is rooted in innovation, inclusion, and flexibility. Here, you can bring your whole self to work and contribute to the conversation every step of the way. The people of PEAK6 (aka our PEAK6ers) are a vital part of what makes PEAK6 the company that hums with excitement every day.

We offer mentorship programs for entry-level trading associates and software engineers, and several internships and boot camps for college
students. We make diversity, equality, and inclusion a focus and have invested in a vibrant philanthropy program to support the communities where our PEAK6ers live and work.

Our culture is a living thing that evolves and grows to fit our teams’ needs. Simply put, our people define us; we don’t define our people.

Our Values

ACT BOLDLY WITH COURAGE

We challenge the status quo, lead by example, and trust that others will follow.

OPERATE ETHICALLY WITH INTEGRITY

We always conduct ourselves ethically and with integrity.

BE DATA-DRIVEN

We use data to find new opportunities and take calculated risks.

BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

We are financially responsible for everything we do, from our acquisitions and business deals to our employees and our every day.

BE COLLABORATIVE

We partner with team members because we know collaboration takes us places we might not have been able to go alone.

APPROACH EVERY DAY WITH CURIOSITY

We are curious without apology. If we’re not asking the questions, we’ll never get the answers.

OUR PARTY CULTURE​

Once a year, we come together from all over the world to celebrate our accomplishments, our ambitions for the coming year, and each other. No, it’s not at a ho-hum office party — PEAK6 is never content to do the bare minimum.

Our all-or-nothing extravaganzas are the stuff of legend. Picture themed costume parties with games and activities, art installations, and ample selfie stations. Pair all of that with food and drink stations with cuisine ranging from Mediterranean, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and Thai plus ice cream, dessert, and coffee buffets, that are complemented by the gourmet food trucks waiting outside. Still, that’s not even the best part.

In addition to the wild time that our guests remember for years, we bring out A-list musical artists that continue to surprise even the most veteran PEAK6ers with their performances. We’ve watched the likes of Bruno Mars, Sam Hunt, Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban, and so many legends perform up close and personal.

It’s not a party you want to miss. Get your exclusive invite when you become a PEAK6er.

PEAK6 rolled out the G.O.A.T. of all parties this year to commemorate our 25th Anniversary.

Pop and R&B superstar Bruno Mars and Billboard Hot Country Songs chart-topper Sam Hunt kept the music flowing as PEAK6ers (dressed as their choices for Greatest of All Time), enjoyed a 3-D Avatar station, a killer collection of the best arcade games, amazing food, living statues of history’s greatest, and actual goats (really). One goat even had a Michael Jordan jersey on in a nod to our Chicago roots. Join Us.

Image of four happy people dressed in costume for a race car themed party.
Picture of country singer Keith Urban performing on stage at the 2015 Wild West party.
Picture of legendary singer Stevie Wonder performing on stage in 2017.
A smiling woman dressed as Disney's Cruella de Vil at a costume party in 2019.
PEAK6ers have been partying since 1997! Our holiday parties are a little different, just like us. First, they happen in October, they have a theme, everyone who attends dresses up, and they’re huge blowouts you won’t want to miss. Oh, and big name artists perform at every PEAK6 party. Explore the past parties and start planning your costume after you apply to work with us!
Graphic badge indicating that PEAK6 won an award from the organization Built In as a 2023 Best Places to Work.
Graphic badge indicating that PEAK6 won an award from the organization Built In Chicago as a 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago.
Graphic badge indicating that PEAK6 won an award from the organization Built In Chicago as a 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago.
Graphic badge indicating that PEAK6 won an award from the organization Built In Chicago as a 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago.
Graphic badge indicating that PEAK6 won an award from the organization Built In Chicago as a 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago.

Internships & Boot Camps

Having a growth mindset is paramount at PEAK6. We’re not only growing our businesses, capabilities, and teams, but we’re also growing our individual employees at every level through our culture of learning.

In fact, PEAK6 Capital Management — and many of our other lines of business — currently recruits at all experience levels, including on campus. There are a variety of full-time or internship positions across trading, development, and product.

At the full-time level, we recruit for trading associates and software engineers. Our internship programs include the Trading Experience for Women, the Software Engineering Internship for Women, Product Management, and Product Design. We also have a micro-internship called the PEAK6 Trading Boot Camp that offers a quick window into the trading world.

Get Involved

We look for candidates who are similarly guided by our core values of collaboration, adaptability, curiosity, ownership, and grit. We are open to a wide variety of majors and backgrounds and always look to champion diverse and underrepresented candidates.

With offices around the globe, our main headquarters are in the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the Windy City. That’s where you’d join your fellow PEAK6ers.

Get In Touch

Applications for all of our roles open in August every calendar year. We typically fill our full-time positions during the fall recruiting season and continue recruiting in the spring for internships.

Have a question? Reach out.

Lauren McCormack
Campus Program Manager
lmccormack@peak6.com

For tech roles and opportunities, please contact Jordan Stunkel at jstunkel@peak6.com

For trading roles and opportunities, please contact Arden Friend at afriend@peak6.com

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