Sr. Software Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Code: 30
# of openings: 1


The Sr. Software Engineer will primarily work on the trading support tools and systems for Peak6 Investments. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience building complex web applications, preferably using Java and related technologies, with heavy emphasis on service level programming. The candidate will be able to quickly come up to speed on a large existing code base, and be able to contribute with little direct oversight.

PEAK6 Investments, L.P. is a leading financial institution headquartered in Chicago with an office in Seattle. Established in 1997, PEAK6 manages a portfolio of businesses including proprietary trading (Capital Management), online brokerage (OptionsHouse), and asset management (Advisors). With a genre-bending fusion of finance and technology, PEAK6 employs sophisticated, leading-edge technology, and is committed to inventing, innovating, and executing the next generation of automated trading systems and businesses. PEAK6 offers a dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture where every employee is given the tools, leadership, and opportunities to make an immediate impact on our business and future success. At PEAK6, those with passion, dedication and ambition thrive and succeed.

Job Requirements:
• 5+ years of Java experience.
• Java SE 1.5 experience.
• Working knowledge of ORM solutions (ie: Hibernate, JPA).
• Client / Server development skills.
• Working knowledge of SQL (specifically Oracle and PL/SQL)
• Basic knowledge of HTML.
• Ability to write code from scratch.
• Good working knowledge of Unix/Linux based systems.
• Skill in developing for a multi-processor multi-threaded system.
• Strong analytic and problem solving skills a must.

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