A new venture of the D. E. Shaw group (“DESCO”) seeks talented and highly motivated individuals to join its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program as part of our DESCOvery initiative. DESCOvery is DESCO’s venture studio. It explores unique opportunities to build out innovative, non-asset management technology-oriented businesses and ventures in areas such as fintech, insurtech, and data and the EIR will help us explore such opportunities. DESCOvery operates inside an established, highly creative, and entrepreneurial firm, where we ideate and incubate new business ideas in an inclusive and collegial working environment.
What you’ll do day-to-day
Participants in the program will join the firm as full-time employees for approximately six months. During that time, they’ll be responsible for proposing, researching, and preparing plans for new business ideas. Promising ideas will move to the execution stage and will be backed by the firm, and the EIR will be expected to play a lead role in executing these ideas.
At the D. E. Shaw group, we believe the diversity of our employees is core to our strength and success. We are committed to supporting our people in work and in life, which is why we offer benefits such as a family planning and surrogacy program and a charitable gift match to all full-time employees.
Additionally, our staff-led affinity groups are pillars of our community, helping to celebrate diversity, promote leadership and development opportunities, and facilitate inclusive mentorship. Members and allies organize a wide range of educational and social programming, from expert talks to film festivals.
The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are eager to hear from individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.
The applicable annual base salary or hourly rate paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors, including without limitation the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.
Candidates to positions in D. E. Shaw group offices in the European Union (any such candidate, an “EU Candidate”) should click here for our European Union Recruitment Personal Data Privacy Notice.
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The D. E. Shaw group may collect, use, hold, transfer, and process candidates’ resumes and associated information (including personal information contained therein) for purposes reasonably related to their application, including without limitation: review and management of employment applications and supporting materials; administration and management of offers to and communication with candidates; and administration, management, and improvement of the recruiting operations of the D. E. Shaw group; and/or where reasonably required in connection with a proposed sale, spin-out, reorganization, or outsourcing of all or some of the business of the D. E. Shaw group. The D. E. Shaw group will not use such information for purposes unrelated to the foregoing, such as direct marketing of third-party products to candidates, without candidate consent. As used herein, the term “personal information” is meant to broadly describe information identifying or relating to a specific individual; it is intended to encompass “personal data,” “sensitive personal data,” and “personally identifiable information” and similar terms, as those terms are defined by law in the jurisdictions in which the D. E. Shaw group operates.
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The D. E. Shaw group may retain candidates’ information for prospective recruiting activities, including sourcing candidates for employment opportunities and for organizing events with prospective candidates, in accordance with our internal data retention procedures. Candidates who do not agree to such future use should email email@example.com.