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Software Engineering Internship For Women+

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PEAK6

8d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Software Engineering
  • Chicago

AI generated summary

  • You must have strong software development skills in Java/Python, ability to learn new technologies quickly, curiosity for FinTech, problem-solving abilities, effective communication, leadership, and interest in financial markets.
  • You will have end-to-end ownership of impactful projects, developing innovative tools in various languages and technologies, attending trading classes, engaging in poker games, learning from women in FinTech, collaborating with stakeholders, and experiencing a dynamic work environment.

Requirements

  • A graduation date between December 2025 – June 2026
  • Availability to relocate to Chicago for the internship (between June and August)
  • Authorization to work in the US, now and in the future
  • Competent software development skills in a modern object-oriented programming language (Java and/or Python preferably) and the ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly
  • Desire to learn about FinTech
  • We’d love to hear about:
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Curiosity to learn and a drive to improve
  • Ability to thrive in collaborative environments
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Interest in financial markets

Responsibilities

  • End-to-end ownership of an impactful project with a team of interns, culminating in a final presentation to senior leadership
  • Developing innovative tools within our proprietary trading platform. Past examples: framework for notifying users of app updates, data quality dashboard, crypto data ingestion, execution algorithm exploration tool, stock research feed from Slack, and many more!
  • Work with a variety of languages–Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript–as well as technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Airflow, Kafka, Kubernetes, and Docker
  • Attend options trading classes alongside our trading interns
  • Overviews on each of our development teams, and deep-dive sessions on critical systems
  • Weekly poker lessons and games through our Poker Power organization
  • Multiple opportunities to hear and learn from women in the FinTech space, both within PEAK6 and from other organizations
  • Close collaboration with business stakeholders and end users on projects
  • Dynamic, fast-paced work environment where the need to stay ahead of the curve means you’ll learn every day
  • Housing & travel funded by PEAK6

FAQs

Who is eligible to apply for the Software Engineering Internship for Women+?

The internship is designed for smart, ambitious, tech-savvy women+ who are interested in exploring the FinTech industry.

What is the goal of the internship?

The goal is to introduce women+ to the FinTech industry and encourage them to pursue careers in software development and technology.

Why is this internship specifically for women+?

We believe that women+ make outstanding developers and technologists, but there are not enough female developers in the FinTech field yet. We are working to change that by providing this internship opportunity.

What can participants expect to gain from the internship experience?

Participants can expect to gain hands-on software development experience, mentorship from industry professionals, and exposure to the FinTech industry.

How can interested individuals apply for the internship?

Interested individuals can apply by submitting their resume and cover letter through our website or designated application portal.

Finance
Industry
1001-5000
Employees

Mission & Purpose

We're In The Business Of What Ought To Be The business of doing, creating, and building the world the way we see fit. We seek out the transformational opportunity, making it better, more useful, more valuable. At PEAK6, we activate what is into what ought to be through world-class technology, operational excellence and purposeful design. Headquartered in the Chicago Board of Trade Building, PEAK6 is not your typical investment firm. While trading got us our start and still powers our center, we quickly realized that our vision was to embrace and empower today’s consumer through technology, simplifying processes, improving performance and creating new wealth