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 […]

(VIDEO) How adorable are our PEAK6 pets?

We’re at about the one-year mark of our pandemic, and the novelty of working from home has long since evaporated. What hasn’t gone away is our devotion to our furry and non-furry animal “coworkers.” The literal creature comforts that have been with us through a challenging time. Even though sometimes we wish we could report […]

Meet Software Developer and Go Enthusiast Lynsey Ussher

Lynsey Ussher hasn’t let a pandemic keep her from doing what she loves—mentoring others, learning new computer languages and fostering diversity in her tech community. Originally from Londonderry, Northern Ireland (cue the Netflix Derry Girls references—Lynsey is very used to them), she’s spent nearly a decade in Belfast honing her tech skills while mellowing her […]

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 […]

When fintech talent is more diverse, everyone win(tern)s

For a motivated group of scholars from the Chicago-based nonprofit, the Greenwood Project, an extra-long winter break didn’t mean more time for streaming Netflix. As part of PEAK6’s commitment to Fintech in Action, the college “winterns” joined PEAK6 for its first-ever winternship—and also its first ever virtual winternship—which ran Dec. 7, 2020 to Jan. 15, […]

PEAK6 Among Ripplematch’s Campus Forward Award Honorees

In a global pandemic, recruiting on college campuses looks a little different. OK, a lot different. Our recruiting team had to adapt. Students on campuses—or in their homes—had to adapt. Our organization had to adapt. Which is why we’re pretty proud to be recognized by RippleMatch, a leading university recruiting partner, with its inaugural Campus […]

How to make room for professional growth in your own room

At PEAK6, a pandemic can’t stop professional growth. The shift to working from home that began in March 2020 changed a lot of things, but it didn’t dampen our company’s focus on supporting employees’ growth. The HR Learning team quickly pivoted to enable employees to achieve their learning goals from afar. We sat down with […]

PEAK6 Employees Warm Hearts and Feet With Annual Socktober Drive

Even during a pandemic, community involvement remains absolutely critical to PEAK6. It just looks a little different this year. For our fourth annual sock drive in support of Socktober, PEAK6 employees firmwide collected and donated 5,855 pairs of socks to support the homeless—exceeding our 5K goal. The donations and collection drive were fully digital, but […]

(VIDEO) We Know Where the Wild Things Are

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(VIDEO) Start Your Engines

[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] Get Your Motor Running With the best pit crew in fintech, we ran laps around our previous PEAK6 parties in 2018. Imagine Dragons took us to victory lane with a […]