Job Openings: Experienced

We have a number of current openings for experienced staff in technology, finance, business, and professional support roles. You may apply for multiple positions at the same time.

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  • Add to cart All Positions in Corporate Development
  • Add to cart Associate - Office of the COO
    The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
     
    As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
     
    Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
  • Add to cart Rotational Associates Program
    We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Executive Committee Team
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules and logistics, triaging email and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, and providing general administrative support.  For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional writing, organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills.  

    The ideal candidate will have at least 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).  Experience in financial services and event production is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Finance and Operations
  • Add to cart Financial Reporting Accounting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and regulatory reporting for its fund vehicles and managed accounts. The Accounting Associate will prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; conduct account and performance analyses; and handle investor, management, and regulatory reporting for multiple legal entities transacting in global capital markets. The new hire may also work on special projects such as launching new funds and managed accounts, handling complex investor transactions, conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from the firm's senior management and investor relations group, re-engineering and implementing processes, and testing and integrating various types of software. Accounting Associates have the opportunity to gain a macro view of the firm's financial activities and learn about complex fund structures, and they enjoy substantial interaction with our investor relations, management reporting, trade accounting, treasury, and software development groups.
     
    Successful candidates will have between one and two years of experience in public accounting or in an accounting or reporting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers. A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Human Capital
  • Add to cart Head of Compensation and Benefits
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for a Head of Compensation and Benefits with exceptional analytical abilities, strong interpersonal and communication skills, an impressive record of professional achievement, and the capacity to exercise extreme discretion while working with confidential information.  On the compensation side, this person's duties will include reporting and analysis of compensation data including overseeing the Firm's job matching and compensation studies, and working with recruiters and business partners to review compensation of external candidates and provide recommendations on new hire compensation packages. This person will partner closely with colleagues in our Finance & Operations group on the year-end compensation process and the accuracy and flow of data. On the benefits side, duties will center around setting the strategy, overseeing plan design and renewal processes, and managing and maximizing vendor and consultant relationships.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of relevant experience and also have familiarity with or willingness to work on regulatory compliance, competitor research and networking, vendor management, and advisory work with hiring managers/business unit heads. The candidate will also be skillful at ensuring the quality and accuracy of information, possess exceptional Excel skills, be adept at project management, and be highly commercial.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investment Analysis
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (New York)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its New York office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Credit business with involvement in the Consumer, Commercial, and Residential securities and loan markets.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and investigating and monitoring trends and inefficiencies in borrower behavior. In addition, this individual will be responsible for coordinating analytical support and surveillance, integrating and developing infrastructure to increase data usage efficiencies.

    An ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis in both asset securitization and other financial assets.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and experience with bond and loan valuation are preferred. Candidates should be proficient in Excel. This position allows the opportunity to gain expertise within ABS, to contribute as part of an innovative team, and to be highly involved in investment decisions.
  • Add to cart Special Situations Analyst (London & Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its London and Hong Kong offices. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Legal and Compliance
  • Add to cart Compliance Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies, in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
     
    The ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though we will consider talented candidates without such experience.  Strong analytical abilities, drafting and verbal communication skills, and numeracy are essential for this role.  Successful candidates will possess organizational and project management acumen, a keen eye for detail, and a robust work ethic.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Quantitative Strategies
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (London or New York)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation. A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure. We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.
     
    The ideal candidate should possess a track record of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues. Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
  • Add to cart Senior Quantitative Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
  • Add to cart Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

    Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
  • Add to cart All Positions in IT/Enterprise
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables. This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with DCIM software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

    The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.
     
    The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and demonstrated interest in improving process and technology.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to working with global colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.

    Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience with hardware and software administration; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; familiarity with Active Directory.

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

    The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

    The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and programming experience.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

    Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience with hardware and software administration.

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the0art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Windows Systems Architect
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Windows Systems Architect to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage infrastructure such as Active Directory, virtualization platforms, databases and configuration management systems.

    The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree or comparable experience, Windows/Linux engineering experience, strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), and excellent communication skills. A deep understanding of Windows and other core technologies in the Microsoft stack and experience designing and maintaining environments at scale (including networking, storage, hardware, Linux/Windows inter-operation, etc.) are strongly desired.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Trading
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trader
    Proprietary Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. They are responsible for executing trades, managing relationships with counterparties, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of achievement, and possess a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but exposure to financial markets is a plus.
  • Add to cart Trader - Latin American Markets
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader with experience in Latin American markets to join its Corporate Credit team, either in the firm's New York headquarters or in its London offices. Candidates should have at least six years' experience trading and investing in Latin American markets, ideally including at least several years of responsibility for the P&L of a trading desk or strategy. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (including a high GPA from a top-tier school, and strong standardized test scores), a high level of computer literacy, and a passion for investing.  Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage.

In accord with our standard procedure for processing applications for employment, candidate resumes and associated information will be sent to D. E. Shaw group affiliates in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, and possibly other locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices. (Of course, applicants will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they have expressed interest.)        The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of applicant information and will not disclose it to any third party unless expressly requested or authorized by the applicant, or in a judicial, legislative, or administrative investigation or proceeding or to a government or other regulatory agency. Individuals who have already submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email cvwithdraw@deshaw.com.

The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. Note that for us, this is more than just a legal boilerplate. We are genuinely committed to these principles, which form an important part of our corporate culture, and are eager to hear from extraordinarily well qualified individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

Job Openings: Experienced

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Quantitative Analyst

Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
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Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (London or New York)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation. A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure. We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.
 
The ideal candidate should possess a track record of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues. Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
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Senior Quantitative Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
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Software Developer

The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables. This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with DCIM software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.
 
The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and demonstrated interest in improving process and technology.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to working with global colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience with hardware and software administration; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; familiarity with Active Directory.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)

Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and programming experience.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience with hardware and software administration.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the0art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
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IT/Enterprise: Windows Systems Architect

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Windows Systems Architect to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage infrastructure such as Active Directory, virtualization platforms, databases and configuration management systems.

The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree or comparable experience, Windows/Linux engineering experience, strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), and excellent communication skills. A deep understanding of Windows and other core technologies in the Microsoft stack and experience designing and maintaining environments at scale (including networking, storage, hardware, Linux/Windows inter-operation, etc.) are strongly desired.
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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
 
As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
 
Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
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Generalist

We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
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Rotational Associates Program

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
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Investment Analysis

Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (New York)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its New York office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Credit business with involvement in the Consumer, Commercial, and Residential securities and loan markets.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and investigating and monitoring trends and inefficiencies in borrower behavior. In addition, this individual will be responsible for coordinating analytical support and surveillance, integrating and developing infrastructure to increase data usage efficiencies.

An ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis in both asset securitization and other financial assets.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and experience with bond and loan valuation are preferred. Candidates should be proficient in Excel. This position allows the opportunity to gain expertise within ABS, to contribute as part of an innovative team, and to be highly involved in investment decisions.
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Special Situations Analyst (London & Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its London and Hong Kong offices. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
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Trading

Proprietary Trader

Proprietary Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. They are responsible for executing trades, managing relationships with counterparties, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of achievement, and possess a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but exposure to financial markets is a plus.
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Trader - Latin American Markets

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader with experience in Latin American markets to join its Corporate Credit team, either in the firm's New York headquarters or in its London offices. Candidates should have at least six years' experience trading and investing in Latin American markets, ideally including at least several years of responsibility for the P&L of a trading desk or strategy. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (including a high GPA from a top-tier school, and strong standardized test scores), a high level of computer literacy, and a passion for investing.  Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage.
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PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
 
As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
 
Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
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Generalist

We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
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Rotational Associates Program

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
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Finance and Operations

Financial Reporting Accounting Associate

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and regulatory reporting for its fund vehicles and managed accounts. The Accounting Associate will prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; conduct account and performance analyses; and handle investor, management, and regulatory reporting for multiple legal entities transacting in global capital markets. The new hire may also work on special projects such as launching new funds and managed accounts, handling complex investor transactions, conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from the firm's senior management and investor relations group, re-engineering and implementing processes, and testing and integrating various types of software. Accounting Associates have the opportunity to gain a macro view of the firm's financial activities and learn about complex fund structures, and they enjoy substantial interaction with our investor relations, management reporting, trade accounting, treasury, and software development groups.
 
Successful candidates will have between one and two years of experience in public accounting or in an accounting or reporting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers. A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
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Human Capital

Head of Compensation and Benefits

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for a Head of Compensation and Benefits with exceptional analytical abilities, strong interpersonal and communication skills, an impressive record of professional achievement, and the capacity to exercise extreme discretion while working with confidential information.  On the compensation side, this person's duties will include reporting and analysis of compensation data including overseeing the Firm's job matching and compensation studies, and working with recruiters and business partners to review compensation of external candidates and provide recommendations on new hire compensation packages. This person will partner closely with colleagues in our Finance & Operations group on the year-end compensation process and the accuracy and flow of data. On the benefits side, duties will center around setting the strategy, overseeing plan design and renewal processes, and managing and maximizing vendor and consultant relationships.  
 
The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of relevant experience and also have familiarity with or willingness to work on regulatory compliance, competitor research and networking, vendor management, and advisory work with hiring managers/business unit heads. The candidate will also be skillful at ensuring the quality and accuracy of information, possess exceptional Excel skills, be adept at project management, and be highly commercial.
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Investor Relations

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Legal and Compliance

Compliance Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies, in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
 
The ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though we will consider talented candidates without such experience.  Strong analytical abilities, drafting and verbal communication skills, and numeracy are essential for this role.  Successful candidates will possess organizational and project management acumen, a keen eye for detail, and a robust work ethic.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables. This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with DCIM software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.
 
The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and demonstrated interest in improving process and technology.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to working with global colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience with hardware and software administration; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; familiarity with Active Directory.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)

Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership.  The technologist we hire will be responsible for a varied array of support and project work across a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting a variety of complex problem reports, management of software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

The ideal candidate will have: strong knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment and standard applications, such as MS Office; superb organizational and time management skills, with a focus on working efficiently; and programming experience.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to combine independent research, prior experience, and critical analysis to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages; trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience with hardware and software administration.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the0art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
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IT/Enterprise: Windows Systems Architect

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Windows Systems Architect to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage infrastructure such as Active Directory, virtualization platforms, databases and configuration management systems.

The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree or comparable experience, Windows/Linux engineering experience, strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), and excellent communication skills. A deep understanding of Windows and other core technologies in the Microsoft stack and experience designing and maintaining environments at scale (including networking, storage, hardware, Linux/Windows inter-operation, etc.) are strongly desired.
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant - Executive Committee Team

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules and logistics, triaging email and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, and providing general administrative support.  For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional writing, organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills.  

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).  Experience in financial services and event production is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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