Meet Open-Source Guru Jeff Luszcz

If you see Jeff Luszcz on the train platform clutching a nondescript paper bag, it might contain a hard drive that has all the code of a multinational company on it. Or it might just contain his lunch. There’s no telling. In his last gig, Jeff, who recently joined PEAK6 as the company’s first-ever director […]

PEAK6 Hired Its First-Ever Director Of Open Source

In the last 20 years, software development has fundamentally changed. While companies used to write almost every line of code by hand, this is no longer the case. In fact, 99% of codebases audited in 2019 contained open-source components, according to Synopsys’ 2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report. To learn more about open […]

Podcast: Inventor Dustin Kirkland Featured On Devops Dive Bar

Dustin Kirkland, chief product officer of Apex Clearing, a PEAK6 company, finds himself at the Dive Bar DevOps podcast to sip frosty beverages and talk life and tech with hosts Dave Ambrad, Tim Fairweather and Kyle Bassett. Dustin, who was awarded the “Master Inventor” designation while at IBM, shares how he found his way to […]

Meet Belfast-Based Software Engineer And Pizza Bagel Innovator

Right now: I work as a senior software engineer at PEAK6 NI in Belfast, as part of the Evil Geniuses engineering team. I spend a significant amount of my time figuring how to build better software and how to optimize performance. In the end, it is all really about adding value to the end user. […]

Meet software architect and rock climber Mike Mann

Mike Mann—a rock climber for fun (especially when it’s not a pandemic)—joined PEAK6 right out of Purdue University. More than a decade later, he hasn’t stopped scaling walls, nor scaling his knowledge about fintech and his rock-solid engineering skills.   Right now: I’m a software architect with Apex Clearing. I’ve been with PEAK6 for 11 […]

Meet chief architect and tech enthusiast Dan Collins

Dan Collins, chief architect of PEAK6 Capital Management and self-described “tech enthusiast” knows what great systems look like, and how to build and scale them. “You need to be close to the problems teams are solving to see opportunities for you to guide and catalyze,” says Dan, who joined PEAK6 in 2019 from Uptake Technologies. […]

Smarter compliance surveillance starts here

Compliance officers are critical assets for options trading firms like PEAK6. From managing the extensive requirements of our industry to safeguarding us against risks like fraud, market manipulation and insider trading, our compliance officers sift through vast amounts of data every day. But spending too much time searching through imprecise piles of data—hunting for relevant […]

Meet data scientist and AI expert Brooke Cowan

Brooke Cowan, senior director of data science for Apex Clearing, has studied spoken languages including Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and many more computer languages. Brooke earned her Ph.D. from MIT in computer science, studying machine learning and artificial intelligence. Before joining PEAK6, Brooke spent seven years at Expedia focused on how machine learning can support […]

Meet Ground-Breaking Cloud Architect and Avatar Trainer Carmen Saenz

Carmen Saenz, senior devops leader with Kairos LLC, a PEAK6 company, is continually pushing cloud architecture boundaries. At the same time, Carmen, who is working on her Ph.D. at DePaul, is training an avatar to be an effective sign-language translator in French, American, Greek and Mexican sign languages. Right now: I make decisions with the […]

Can hackathons help us stay connected?

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Hackathons are all about collaborative innovation, and this year’s PEAK6 Capital Management Hackathon—our 6th semiannual event—was no different. Except that it was actually very different—it was our first-ever fully virtual hackathon. […]