We are looking for a technical, entrepreneurial-minded Full Stack Engineer to help us create solutions that modernize the traditional financial services industry. You will define, develop, deploy and maintain a number of real-time event-driven services and user interfaces that will be the foundation of the new platform. This exciting new platform will simplify, automate and facilitate access to financial markets alongside experienced technologists and industry subject matter experts.

This role is for someone who is passionate about applying modern technology to replace monolithic and hard-to-access incumbent systems. Along the way, you will learn about the problem space and re-imagine the solutions. You will work on a mix of front-end, client-facing features and integration back-end services using multiple languages and frameworks.

This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced team with the urgency of a startup and expertise of an established organization. We are a flat organization which will afford you the ability to gain access to personnel and resources necessary to execute on your vision. PEAK6 is a privately-held organization focused on delivering long-term value rather than short-term gains. This translates to a focus on bringing solutions for an industry and not bespoke products. Due to the space we innovate in, your products will process billions of transactions per day in real-time and power both startup and established industry participants.

You will report to the [VP of Engineering] but work closely with everyone across the organization.

What you’ll do all day:

  • Define, develop, deploy and maintain a mix of front-end, client-facing features and integration real-time/event driven back-end services using multiple languages and frameworks to connect users and other systems to the PEAK6 platform
  • Demonstrate the ability to think appropriately through solutions for different layers of the enterprise
  • Develop and maintain a clean and consistent API for both internal applications and external client applications
  • Write self-documenting and well-tested code with an emphasis on sustainable development practices
  • Work as a part of small productive engineering team that puts an emphasis on code quality, peer reviews and strong engineering practices

What you need to succeed

A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other demanding engineering degree or equivalent work experience

  • At least three years of professional experience working as a part of a multi-person engineering team that utilizes automated testing, CI pipelines and peer reviews
  • One or more years of mid to senior experience is a necessity as you will be expected to review an existing codebase and contribute by following established practices and patterns without day-to-day supervision
  • Strong proficiency and in-depth understanding of at least one of these languages: Go, C++, C#, Java, Python, JavaScript
  • Ability to learn new and unfamiliar technologies quickly, as required
  • Strong understanding of RESTful API conventions and distributed architecture
  • Experience building real-time, event-driven, multi-tenant applications is a big plus
  • Server-side: Experience with our current stack (Go, PostgreSQL) is a plus
  • Front-end: Experience with React, Vue, or Angular is a plus
  • Infrastructure: Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and Helm is a plus

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