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.

  • There is no suggested topic for the writing sample. We’re interested in seeing a sample that demonstrates superior writing skills. In other words, it can be something you wrote for work, school, or pleasure, and could include an essay, article, legal brief, term paper, or dissertation. The sample should be entirely your own work, unedited by anyone else. However, you should feel free to improve the piece yourself if it’s been a few years since you wrote it.

  • 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.

  • Please review our upcoming recruiting events to find the dates of our campus presentations.

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

  • All U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For non-U.S. offices, we encourage employees to be vaccinated for their safety and the safety of others, but do not require vaccination.

  • Our offices are generally open for employees who want to use them. Starting in early 2022, we plan for employees to be in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays as part of a hybrid work trial.