Software Developer

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Code: 394
# of openings: 1


PEAK6 Investments is a leading financial institution with headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York and Seattle. Established in 1997, PEAK6 manages a portfolio of businesses including proprietary trading, online brokerage, and asset management. Specializing in inventory and risk management, PEAK6 Investments employs state of the art technology and proprietary tools to build the next generation of automated trading systems and businesses. PEAK 6 is tirelessly expanding its commercial focus to include leading-edge initiatives in the hedge fund, online media, retail options brokerage and institutional trading segments.
PEAK6 is currently seeking a Software Developer to join our Clearing Team. The Clearing Team is responsible for trade processing for all PEAK6 trading groups.  We create reconciliation systems, operational tools, compliance reports and other processes that impact nearly every area of the firm.  We seek a candidate who can quickly get up to speed on our existing systems and help lead in creating new ones to support our growing needs.  PEAK6 places a high value on its technology and encourages developers to find the right tools to do the job.   If you have a passion for technology and a love for solving hard problems, PEAK6 is the firm for you.
Key Skills & Responsibilities
Manage and organize disparate datasets into logical unified views
Create and improve data processes to achieve more simplified, scalable solutions
Write complex stored procedures, views and triggers in MS-SQL or similar database environment
Create end-user applications using C# and Java 
Optimize SQL queries and workflows to improve performance
Work with Compliance, Operations and Finance departments to produce reports and systems to meet their needs
Produce data and software solutions that interact with 3rd parties as both a producer and consumer
Job Requirements
Strong analytic and problem solving skills a must 
Ability to adapt to a quick-paced, ever-changing environment 
Ability to get things done with little direct oversight
Advanced knowledge of SQL 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
3 or more years of experience as a developer
3 or more years of C# and/or Java experience
Desired Qualifications 
Familiarity with SSRS or other reporting services
Experience with Omnibus account structures a plus 
A solid understanding of JBO and Prime Broker relationship as they relate to stock and options clearing 
Experience with ETL tools 

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