PEAK6
PEAK6 is not your typical investment firm.
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Software Engineer II

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WHO WE ARE
Founded in May 2018, Zogo has been on an inspiring journey in the realm of financial education. Over the years, we've had the privilege of partnering with 250 financial institutions and assembling a dedicated team of passionate and skilled team members. Our impact is something we're incredibly proud of, with a user-base that has grown to over 1.5M people who have diligently completed more than 10 million education modules.
While we've seen amazing growth and engagement, our commitment remains the same: to make finance accessible and enjoyable for everyone. We invite you to learn more about our journey and the work we do by visiting our website at zogo.com. Join us in our mission to transform financial literacy into a captivating adventure!
ABOUT THIS ROLE
We are looking for a software engineer to join our Zogo team in our Austin HQ. In this role you'll be working with:

  • Backend tech - Node Express, MySQL (Sequelize), AWS Lambda
  • Technical infrastructure - AWS Resources (S3, Route 53, Cloudfront, Lambda)


YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • 3 years+ experience with JavaScript and Node Express.
  • 3 years+ SQL Database design.
  • 3 years+ experience with REST API design.
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git).
  • Knowledge of web performance optimization techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Passion for financial education and a willingness to contribute to a mission-driven team.
  • BONUS: Familiarity with gamification principles and user experience design.


OUR REWARDS
We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. As a hybrid workforce, we offer our employees the ability to work remotely up to two days a week.
PEAK6 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

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What are PEAK6 Perks + Benefits

PEAK6 Benefits Overview

At PEAK6, you’ll find flexibility with our work-life balance, collaborative spirit, and the ability to cater to your strengths while having opportunities to cultivate new ones.

At PEAK6 we’ve created a company that not only does great work, it’s also a great place to work. PEAK6 employees enjoy the generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans and matching 401(k) programs you’d expect from a company consistently rated one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers.” And, then some.

We offer a formalized mentorship program for entry-level trading associates and software engineers, as well as several internships and bootcamps for college students. We make diversity, equality, and inclusion a focus and have invested in a vibrant philanthropy program to support the communities where our people live and work.

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
PEAK6 offers coordinated volunteer and philanthropic opportunities throughout the year including, Go Red For Women, Socktober, Filling in the Blanks Backpack Drive, Matching Gifts, and Holiday Giving.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
As a hybrid workforce, we offer our employees the ability to work remotely up to two days a week.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
POWHER seeks to amplifying women’s voices through the knowledge of money.  BRIDGE, Black Resourceful Individuals Dissolving Gaps Everywhere
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer generous medical, vision & dental plans, including Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
We offer annual wellness screens and flu shots at no additional cost to employees.
Mental health benefits
Offering Ginger, emotional well-being, and mental health apps to employees and their dependents ages 18 and older. GuidanceResources, is an employee assistance program to help with life's challenges.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
PEAK6 offers a Matching Gift Program to encourage employees to become active in the support of non-profit organizations and to have a voice in determining the recipients of charitable contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
PEAK6 offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
PEAK6's adoption assistance program provides employees with reimbursement for up to $5,000 (per child) of adoption expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
PEAK6's vacation policy includes three weeks of PTO, plus 5 personal days. Employees with 5 years of service accrue four weeks of PTO, plus 5 personal days.
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
PEAK6 offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through WageWorks, as well as a Zipcar discount.
Company-sponsored outings
PEAK6 has themed social events throughout the year as well as a popular annual company party known for featuring surprise, high-profile stars like Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, and Keith Urban
Free snacks and drinks
PEAK6 has a fully-stocked kitchen that includes a cereal bar, coffee bar, a variety of healthy food choices and drinks, as well as an abundance of snacks to put a rumbling stomach to rest.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
The Culture Club at PEAK6 works to host themed social events throughout the year.
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
We sponsor various teams based on employee interest, such as: table tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, kickball, flag football, dodgeball, and whirlyball.
Relocation assistance
We offer relocation assistance plans for new employees and their families.
Fitness stipend
PEAK6 offers free yoga classes to Chicago employees at Bottom Line Yoga, which are currently conducted via Zoom.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
PEAK6 is firmly committed to learning and development as a way to grow and develop employees.
Tuition reimbursement
At the discretion of management and after completing one full-year of employment, we reimburse up to $8,000 per employee each calendar year for certifications and other educational programs or degree.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a dedicated team of employees who volunteer to be a part of our Connections Club. This group works to connect employees through delightful experiences while making a positive impact on PEAK6 life. The Connections Club plans many social and philanthropic employee events throughout the year.

We host bi-annual Hackathons as a collaboration of our technology, trading, support and analytics teams to develop, build, and present new ideas to the firm. The teams are free to explore solutions to problems in and outside of the day-to-day work. Winning Hackathon solutions are frequently deployed and tested in the firm.

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