Application FAQ

  • To explore career opportunities and to apply for positions within the firm, please visit our job openings.

  • An actual human will review your application. If we think there might be a good match between your background and our needs, we’ll schedule a phone interview. If we find a mutual interest, one or more virtual interviews would follow.

  • We apologize for any difficulties you encountered while trying to apply. Our application form works in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, so please try to access the form through one of those browsers. If all else fails, please feel free to send your resume to careers@deshaw.com. Be sure to specify the position(s) for which you would like to be considered, and we may follow up to request additional information that would have been included on the application form.

  • Be sure to fill out each of the required fields in this section. Our recruiting practices are based on the collection of a wide range of information about each candidate, but you may skip any portion of the form that clearly does not apply to your case.

  • At the D. E. Shaw group, we value clear and concise written communication. We’re interested in seeing how you write: your sample can be for work, school, or fun, and could include an essay, article, proposal, legal brief, term paper, or (for relevant roles) technical writing. The sample should be an expository piece of work written in English, several pages in length (but no longer than 15 pages; an excerpt from a larger work is welcome), and entirely your own work, unedited by anyone else. Please don’t send cover letters, resumes, creative writing (i.e., fiction), or statements of purpose as your writing sample. You’re welcome to improve the piece yourself if it’s been a few years since you wrote it—we’d love to see something you’re particularly proud of!

  • Yes, you can apply for multiple positions through our job openings. We will also consider your application for any other positions we deem relevant to your background and experience, regardless of the positions in which you’ve expressed interest on your application.

  • Yes, if we hire someone requiring work authorization, we will work with that person to apply for such authorization.

  • We have a hybrid work schedule, with most employees coming into the office three days a week.