Trading Associate

About the Role:

PEAK6 was brought to life by an insatiable curiosity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to win. With over a 25-year track record of success, PEAK6 offers incredible opportunities for smart, passionate team players to solve complex problems and take calculated risks. As a Trading Associate at PEAK6, we’ll give you the training and the tools to put your best ideas into the market. You’ll collaborate with incredibly smart people who love what they do to solve for the ever-changing and exciting challenges of the financial markets. Plus, you’ll never be bored, because no two days in the market are the same.

No experience or previous knowledge of financial markets? No problem. We will teach you everything you need to know during our comprehensive training program. Our training program consists of 4 phases: basic training, basic trading, long-term rotations, and managing individual portfolios. Throughout each of these phases, we layer on multiple opportunities for you to take the lead on projects with your own unique ownership and responsibility. We believe in holistic training, and include a serious focus on personal development to supplement our core options training.

What you can expect from our Trading Associate program:

Basic Training

  • Pass the Series 57 licensing exam within two months of your hire date and immediately start trading with firm capital
  • Learn market mechanics and option theory through classroom sessions and group discussions

Basic Trading

  • Trade in a group environment, practicing both the art and science of trading
  • Master the use of all of PEAK6’s proprietary tools and technology

Long-term Rotations

  • Communicate, learn from, and articulate your ideas and strategies to senior trading partners
  • Develop new, cutting-edge tools in collaboration with trading teams

Individual Portfolios

  • Manage a portfolio and its risks
  • Test and analyze your own trading strategies in the market

What you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree graduating between December 2022 and June 2023
  • Availability for an August 2023 start date
  • Ability to relocate to Chicago, New York or Austin
  • Excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Alignment with our core values: collaboration, grit, ownership, and adaptability
  • Curiosity about financial markets; however previous knowledge or experience is not required