Software Engineer II - Python



We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm, headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. It’s been over 20 years since we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology to use in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid growth capital, operational control, trading, and e-sports, while always providing value to the customer. Throughout the years, we’ve built and operated several financial technology firms, and we continue to evolve. You’ll find a bit of everything here, and we’re always looking to take on new endeavours.

We want to expand our talented teams and are excited to be creating a new centre of excellence in Belfast. We are building teams that are fully functional with leadership, back- and front-end development, data engineering and testing, located in Northern Ireland.

We are expanding our internal shared services department. This role is primarily supporting PEAK6 compliance department as well as internal projects for our organisation. You are free to explore unique solutions and try fresh ideas that may benefit our financial services and trading businesses, and our investment companies. You’ll collaborate with some of tech’s sharpest minds to solve for the firm’s ever-changing but exciting challenges. Working in tech 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:

  • Provide accurate, in-depth data for decision-making
  • Automation and monitoring of reports
  • Reduce repetitive work
  • Deployments of updates and fixes
  • Developing new services that may include:
  • Surveillance and monitoring programs
  • Documentation generation
  • Machine learning enhancements

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

  • 2+ years' experience of software development skills in a modern object-oriented programming language ideally Python
  • Some experience in: Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, Systemd, HTML, Flask, JavaScript, Building ML Models
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability: while you enjoy establishing process and standards, you understand the need
  • Applicants must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK - this job is based from our Belfast Office

As part of our interview process, you will meet with members of both our Belfast and US offices. Everyone you meet, shares the same values: Open and Honest Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, Involving Everyone, Leaders Who Serve and Personal Accountability.

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.

We offer:

  • Market Leading Salary + Annual Bonus
  • 28 days annual leave plus 10 NI national holidays
  • Training & Development Budget
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Private health insurance for medical, dental & optical
  • Life Insurance
  • Great work/life balance, flexible working hours
  • Parental leave allowance
  • Modern city centre office
  • Monthly catered lunches
  • Weekly breakfast
  • Unlimited drinks and snacks
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Hackathon events
  • Poker tournaments
  • Charitable matching gift program

*All interviewing and onboarding will be conducted remotely. While we have always offered flexible working at PEAK6, please note that our roles will eventually feature some return to office, following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

How to Apply

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