After earning her bachelor’s degree in India, Palak moved to Chicago to pursue a master’s in computer science. At the time she joined the company, PEAK6 was celebrating its 10th anniversary—the excitement of the milestone, coupled with the variety of programming work available, convinced Palak that PEAK6 was a place where she would never feel bored.
A typical day for Palak begins at 8:30 AM. In the morning, before tackling her own workload, Palak leads a stand-up meeting with her team—she takes pride in the managerial and mentoring aspects of her job. In the afternoon, Palak usually works on project design, collaborating with other PEAK6 developers. She started fresh out of school and has risen fast, now working on a variety of languages and technologies across a number of PEAK6 businesses.
“Not only have I had the opportunity to work across different development groups but I’ve also collaborated on projects for different PEAK6 businesses, giving me a more diversified learning experience.”
“Working here, you’re going to be recognized quickly because you’re owning a project from day one.”