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 Facilities Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-5 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
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  • Add to cart Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Vice President with project management and transaction execution experience to join our Corporate Development team. The Vice President will serve as a project manager in a growing department that develops new financial businesses for the firm.  This individual will be based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, and will focus specifically on market access projects in China.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new ventures; managing engagement and due diligence with external partners; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management. The ideal candidate will have 6-12 years of work experience, ideally in investment banking and/or corporate development, and exposure to financial services is a definite plus. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the regulatory process in China. The successful candidate will be a creative, critical thinker with exceptional project management, analytical, and communication skills. An outstanding academic record from a top-tier university is required.
  • 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 All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of a senior member of our London office and other members of our direct investment staff. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional analytical, communication, organizational and time-management skills. This individual will ideally be very comfortable acting as the driving force behind various projects.
     
    The ideal candidate will excel at working independently, coordinating multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A keen sense of intuition and a solution-oriented mindset are essential to this role. A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • 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 Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Long/Short Equity team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, 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 organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-5 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside two other executive assistants, 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).
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant to COO
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support one of its C-level executives.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, 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 is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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  • Add to cart Human Capital Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful individual to join the firm's Human Capital team.  The Associate will collaborate with the Core HR team to keep immigration, benefits, and employee relations initiatives organized and on track, and will work on improving and documenting existing processes.   They will also directly handle some immigration matters for the firm, participate in 401(k) administration (including our annual 401(k) audit), and be responsible for other special projects.  Ideal prospects will have outstanding communication skills, excellent project management abilities, and impeccable judgment.    Successful candidates will exercise the utmost discretion while working with highly confidential information and will possess keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical skills, the ability to execute under pressure, and a client-focused approach.  The optimal candidate will have between 1 and 3 years of previous experience in a Human Capital department or law firm (focusing on immigration, 401(k) administration, benefits, and/or employee relations). This position affords the opportunity to join a global team of human capital professionals in a dynamic, collegial work environment.
  • Add to cart Human Capital Business Partner
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidate will serve as the business partner for a cross section of the firm's technical business units. In addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects, the business partner will offer subject matter expertise to employees, assist with identifying and analyzing Human Capital issues, and advise business leaders on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues. The business partner will also provide leadership and direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.
     
    The ideal candidate will be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic thinker with outstanding relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, excellent project management abilities, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; individuals who adapt quickly and thrive in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines-talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential. Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Exceptional candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
  • Add to cart Human Capital Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful person to join the firm's Human Capital team.  The Human Capital Coordinator will collaborate with the Human Capital Analytics and Reporting team and will play a key role in keeping this team's initiatives organized and on track. Ideal prospects will have outstanding organizational and communication skills, and impeccable judgment.  A service-oriented person who adapts quickly and collaborates effectively will excel in this role.  Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are imperative, as is the ability to exercise extreme discretion with confidential information.  A steadfast sensitivity to details and proven technical savvy (especially with Excel) are also essential.  Previous experience in a Human Capital discipline is beneficial, but not required.  Exceptional candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
  • Add to cart Talent Development Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Talent Development group.  The ideal candidate will lead both learning and organization development projects, advise the firm's business partners on talent topics, incorporate assessment methodologies into the recruiting process, and contribute to annual talent process.  He or she will be in a position to contribute to the organization's vital human capital strategy and will enjoy numerous opportunities for professional development in a collegial, informal work environment characterized by a steadfast commitment to excellence.

    The candidate we are seeking will be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic thinker with 5 - 8 years of human capital experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: talent assessment, leadership and management development, organization change management, or learning design.  We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters or PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Experience working in financial services, technology, or consulting is a plus, but we welcome candidates from other industries or academia. Excellent judgment as well as networking and relationship building skills are essential, and prior management experience is preferred.
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  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its London office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Non-Performing Loans business with a chief focus on European opportunities.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and transaction execution support.   In addition, this individual will be responsible for deal monitoring and maintenance analytics, integrating specific deals into D. E. Shaw's proprietary deal analytics infrastructure.  
     
    An ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience with a major investment firm and/or investment bank with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and competency with Spanish, Italian and/or German is a plus.  This position allows the opportunity to join the firm's ABS group, as well as the chance to be highly involved in investment decisions which directly affect the firm's activities.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • 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 Credit Opportunities Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proprietary investment analyst for its Credit Opportunities strategy in New York. This strategy invests in high yield and distressed debt, credit driven special situations, and capital structure opportunities in the U.S. and Latin America.  Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, and monitoring markets and investments. We are willing to consider candidates with between 1-3 years of experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and a strong understanding of accounting principles and valuation are required. More experienced candidates should have a background in restructuring, leverage finance, and distressed credit at an asset manager or investment bank, and candidates at all levels should possess a degree from a top-tier undergraduate business program or other relevant undergraduate degree program.  Candidates must have keen analytical and communication skills and an excellent academic record.  This role affords the opportunity to gain expertise within the credit space, 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 Long-Short Analyst - European Markets (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to join its Long/Short European strategy to support fundamental investing.  Successful applicants will have 3-6 years of experience at an investment bank, private equity firm, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience investing in European equities is preferred, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
       
    This position affords the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the European sector.  The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Energy Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Energy group to support fundamental investing.  Successful applicants will have 1-3 years of experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Energy industry is preferred, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
       
    This position affords the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the Energy sector.  The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Special Situations Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an investment analyst for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in New York. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in North America. 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. Successful applicants will have at least 1-3 years of experience.  Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial analysis is essential.  Candidates with experience outside of investing, including those with legal or government regulatory backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.  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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  • Add to cart Investor Relations Associate Marketer
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a talented associate marketer to join its Investor Relations department in New York.  The associate will work closely with senior marketing staff on investor-facing activities and will have substantial contact with current and prospective investors, as well as internal areas of the firm, including trading, financial operations, and legal. Responsibilities will include communicating with investors, assisting with the development of marketing strategy, coordinating transactional operations, and a variety of special projects.  Over time, the associate is expected to assume additional marketing and fundraising responsibilities.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have four to seven years of experience, including at least a few years in financial services. Previous experience in a marketing role is not necessary, but candidates should be well versed in financial concepts and language. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after. This position allows the opportunity to gain expertise within investor relations and marketing, to contribute as part of an innovative team, and to be involved in strategic and operational marketing  decisions.
  • 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 Legal Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented legal analyst to work closely with senior attorneys in the firm's legal department.  Primary responsibilities will include a wide range of document management and project support activities in connection with the firm's investment fund documentation, insurance policies, litigation-related matters, and trading agreements.
     
    The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and analytical abilities; experience working with workflow and content management systems; proven editing, proofreading, and project-management skills; and a keen attention to detail.  Candidates should have a strong academic background (including at least a bachelor's degree) and an interest in learning more about legal issues in the financial field.  The ideal candidate will also have at least two years of prior work experience in a paralegal or administrative role with exposure to legal matters. The firm offers a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Legal and Compliance Analyst (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented legal and compliance analyst for its Hong Kong office to work closely with a global team of attorneys and compliance professionals to assist with the documentation and management of investment transactions and to help ensure that all of the office's activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include collaborating with legal and compliance staff to support the firm's business units, reviewing investment-related agreements, providing transaction management support, designing and executing compliance monitoring processes, and assisting with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, 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 possess keen analytical abilities; highly effective drafting and verbal communication skills; numeracy, organizational, and project management acumen; an exceptional capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  An ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at a law firm, alternative asset manager, or investment bank.  Ideally, this candidate will have prior experience with legal documentation, transaction management, compliance, or investment management.  Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.  Business-level English is required, and Cantonese and Mandarin abilities are a plus.
     
    This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's deal and trading activity and operations in Asia, as well as involvement in all aspects of its SFC regulatory compliance program.  The D. E. Shaw group's Hong Kong office offers a collegial and intellectually stimulating working environment and the opportunity to interact with a truly innovative group of people.
  • Add to cart Legal and Compliance Officer (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced attorney for its Hong Kong office to support its business activities in the Asia Pacific region.  The successful candidate will provide counsel on a variety of investment transactions as well as relevant legal and regulatory issues affecting the firm's businesses, and will work with a global legal and compliance team to ensure that the firm's diverse activities in the Asia Pacific region are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
     
    Responsibilities will include negotiating transactional documents and other agreements, advising investment decision makers and other managers on transaction structuring, applicable securities laws, and relevant regulatory requirements, liaising with the SFC and other regulatory authorities, and serving as Compliance Officer for the firm's Hong Kong office.
     
    Candidates should have an impressive academic background and four to seven years of combined securities law experience at a law firm and one or more of the following: a hedge fund, asset management firm, investment bank, or regulatory agency.  Exposure to financial markets and a range of financial instruments, including derivative products, is required.  The ideal candidate will have experience with secured lending, debt restructuring and work-outs, and/or other credit-related transactions and will be familiar with legal and regulatory requirements applicable to financial services firms such as insider trading, market manipulation, know-your-client, and anti-money laundering rules.
     
    Candidates should also have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze legal and regulatory issues in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing business environment.  The ideal candidate will be highly proactive, capable of working independently, and adept at establishing strong working relationships with members of the D. E. Shaw group's global legal and compliance team based in New York and London.
  • Add to cart Private Equity Attorney (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw Legal Department seeks a corporate attorney with seven or more years of experience to support the firm's Private Equity group in Hong Kong, including counseling the group in connection with M&A transactions, debt financings (both on the borrower and lender sides), private placements, PIPEs, and other private investment transactions in a variety of industries.
     
    Candidates must be fluent in both English and Mandarin and have extensive experience leading and structuring deals and advising private equity funds and their sponsors directly.  Experience with capital markets transactions and structuring PE funds and co-investments is a plus.  Candidates must be exceptionally analytical, creative, and dedicated, with superior communication and organizational skills and a strong concern for detail.
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  • Add to cart Equities Tech Ops Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw Group seeks a Tech Ops Engineer to join its Equities trading operation. The Equities group is an established profit center for the firm with a 20+ year track record. The Engineer will join a team that provides support for the real-time trading system, manages and improves operational infrastructure, and triages front-office technical issues. The role covers a wide range of responsibilities including software infrastructure development and maintenance, troubleshooting critical production issues, identifying and patching bugs and inefficiencies, building of monitoring and automation tools, communication with counterparties, design and documentation of operational procedures and reports, and coordination with other technology groups around releases and upgrades. The position involves heavy interaction with developers, quants, and traders and coordination with remote support staff. The role requires hours from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. when Asian markets open; additionally, this individual will cover occasional off-hours emergencies.
     

    The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a DevOps, TechOps, or Site Reliability Engineering role, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. He or she will be comfortable working in a UNIX environment including proficiency in UNIX shell scripting, Perl, and Python; possess strong software debugging abilities, excellent communication skills, careful attention to detail, a knack for prioritization, and the drive to identify the source of problems and pursue them to resolution. Prior financial markets knowledge is preferred but not required; basic understanding of probability and statistics is also beneficial.
  • 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 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.
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  • 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 an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art 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 OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
  • Add to cart Linux Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer 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 scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
     
    The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
  • Add to cart Special Technology Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily gifted technologist to join a team providing direct technical support to the firm's chairman.  The successful candidate will work closely with our highly skilled IT systems staff and will be responsible for projects involving a wide range of technology.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): on-site and off-site support for all technology-related needs of the firm's chairman; researching, testing, and evaluating new technology products; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; developing custom workflow applications, and new monitoring and administration tools to automate maintenance tasks; and as-needed involvement in firm-wide technology projects not directly related to the chairman.

    The ideal candidate will have a computer science or engineering degree, extensive knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX environments, and some programming and scripting ability (Python, C#, PowerShell, etc.), as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  While we welcome applications from systems administrators with extensive track records, we are looking for exceptional technical ability and problem-solving skills more than specific experience.  Successful candidates will get broad exposure to enterprise technologies and an opportunity to collaborate on large-scale systems engineering projects.
     
    We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified candidate and are prepared to offer an extremely attractive compensation package.
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  • 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.

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QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Equities Tech Ops Engineer

The D. E. Shaw Group seeks a Tech Ops Engineer to join its Equities trading operation. The Equities group is an established profit center for the firm with a 20+ year track record. The Engineer will join a team that provides support for the real-time trading system, manages and improves operational infrastructure, and triages front-office technical issues. The role covers a wide range of responsibilities including software infrastructure development and maintenance, troubleshooting critical production issues, identifying and patching bugs and inefficiencies, building of monitoring and automation tools, communication with counterparties, design and documentation of operational procedures and reports, and coordination with other technology groups around releases and upgrades. The position involves heavy interaction with developers, quants, and traders and coordination with remote support staff. The role requires hours from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. when Asian markets open; additionally, this individual will cover occasional off-hours emergencies.
 

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a DevOps, TechOps, or Site Reliability Engineering role, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. He or she will be comfortable working in a UNIX environment including proficiency in UNIX shell scripting, Perl, and Python; possess strong software debugging abilities, excellent communication skills, careful attention to detail, a knack for prioritization, and the drive to identify the source of problems and pursue them to resolution. Prior financial markets knowledge is preferred but not required; basic understanding of probability and statistics is also beneficial.
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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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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: 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 an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art 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 OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
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Linux Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer 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 scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
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Special Technology Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily gifted technologist to join a team providing direct technical support to the firm's chairman.  The successful candidate will work closely with our highly skilled IT systems staff and will be responsible for projects involving a wide range of technology.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): on-site and off-site support for all technology-related needs of the firm's chairman; researching, testing, and evaluating new technology products; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; developing custom workflow applications, and new monitoring and administration tools to automate maintenance tasks; and as-needed involvement in firm-wide technology projects not directly related to the chairman.

The ideal candidate will have a computer science or engineering degree, extensive knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX environments, and some programming and scripting ability (Python, C#, PowerShell, etc.), as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  While we welcome applications from systems administrators with extensive track records, we are looking for exceptional technical ability and problem-solving skills more than specific experience.  Successful candidates will get broad exposure to enterprise technologies and an opportunity to collaborate on large-scale systems engineering projects.
 
We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified candidate and are prepared to offer an extremely attractive compensation package.
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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Vice President with project management and transaction execution experience to join our Corporate Development team. The Vice President will serve as a project manager in a growing department that develops new financial businesses for the firm.  This individual will be based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, and will focus specifically on market access projects in China.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new ventures; managing engagement and due diligence with external partners; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management. The ideal candidate will have 6-12 years of work experience, ideally in investment banking and/or corporate development, and exposure to financial services is a definite plus. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the regulatory process in China. The successful candidate will be a creative, critical thinker with exceptional project management, analytical, and communication skills. An outstanding academic record from a top-tier university is required.
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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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Investment Analysis

Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its London office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Non-Performing Loans business with a chief focus on European opportunities.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and transaction execution support.   In addition, this individual will be responsible for deal monitoring and maintenance analytics, integrating specific deals into D. E. Shaw's proprietary deal analytics infrastructure.  
 
An ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience with a major investment firm and/or investment bank with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and competency with Spanish, Italian and/or German is a plus.  This position allows the opportunity to join the firm's ABS group, as well as the chance to be highly involved in investment decisions which directly affect the firm's activities.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
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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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Credit Opportunities Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proprietary investment analyst for its Credit Opportunities strategy in New York. This strategy invests in high yield and distressed debt, credit driven special situations, and capital structure opportunities in the U.S. and Latin America.  Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, and monitoring markets and investments. We are willing to consider candidates with between 1-3 years of experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and a strong understanding of accounting principles and valuation are required. More experienced candidates should have a background in restructuring, leverage finance, and distressed credit at an asset manager or investment bank, and candidates at all levels should possess a degree from a top-tier undergraduate business program or other relevant undergraduate degree program.  Candidates must have keen analytical and communication skills and an excellent academic record.  This role affords the opportunity to gain expertise within the credit space, 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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Long-Short Analyst - European Markets (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to join its Long/Short European strategy to support fundamental investing.  Successful applicants will have 3-6 years of experience at an investment bank, private equity firm, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience investing in European equities is preferred, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
   
This position affords the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the European sector.  The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
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Long-Short Energy Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Energy group to support fundamental investing.  Successful applicants will have 1-3 years of experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Energy industry is preferred, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
   
This position affords the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the Energy sector.  The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
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Special Situations Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an investment analyst for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in New York. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in North America. 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. Successful applicants will have at least 1-3 years of experience.  Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial analysis is essential.  Candidates with experience outside of investing, including those with legal or government regulatory backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.  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

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

Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Vice President with project management and transaction execution experience to join our Corporate Development team. The Vice President will serve as a project manager in a growing department that develops new financial businesses for the firm.  This individual will be based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, and will focus specifically on market access projects in China.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new ventures; managing engagement and due diligence with external partners; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management. The ideal candidate will have 6-12 years of work experience, ideally in investment banking and/or corporate development, and exposure to financial services is a definite plus. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the regulatory process in China. The successful candidate will be a creative, critical thinker with exceptional project management, analytical, and communication skills. An outstanding academic record from a top-tier university is required.
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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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Finance and Operations

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Human Capital

Human Capital Associate

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful individual to join the firm's Human Capital team.  The Associate will collaborate with the Core HR team to keep immigration, benefits, and employee relations initiatives organized and on track, and will work on improving and documenting existing processes.   They will also directly handle some immigration matters for the firm, participate in 401(k) administration (including our annual 401(k) audit), and be responsible for other special projects.  Ideal prospects will have outstanding communication skills, excellent project management abilities, and impeccable judgment.    Successful candidates will exercise the utmost discretion while working with highly confidential information and will possess keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical skills, the ability to execute under pressure, and a client-focused approach.  The optimal candidate will have between 1 and 3 years of previous experience in a Human Capital department or law firm (focusing on immigration, 401(k) administration, benefits, and/or employee relations). This position affords the opportunity to join a global team of human capital professionals in a dynamic, collegial work environment.
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Human Capital Business Partner

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidate will serve as the business partner for a cross section of the firm's technical business units. In addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects, the business partner will offer subject matter expertise to employees, assist with identifying and analyzing Human Capital issues, and advise business leaders on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues. The business partner will also provide leadership and direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.
 
The ideal candidate will be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic thinker with outstanding relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, excellent project management abilities, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; individuals who adapt quickly and thrive in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines-talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential. Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Exceptional candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
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Human Capital Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful person to join the firm's Human Capital team.  The Human Capital Coordinator will collaborate with the Human Capital Analytics and Reporting team and will play a key role in keeping this team's initiatives organized and on track. Ideal prospects will have outstanding organizational and communication skills, and impeccable judgment.  A service-oriented person who adapts quickly and collaborates effectively will excel in this role.  Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are imperative, as is the ability to exercise extreme discretion with confidential information.  A steadfast sensitivity to details and proven technical savvy (especially with Excel) are also essential.  Previous experience in a Human Capital discipline is beneficial, but not required.  Exceptional candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
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Talent Development Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Talent Development group.  The ideal candidate will lead both learning and organization development projects, advise the firm's business partners on talent topics, incorporate assessment methodologies into the recruiting process, and contribute to annual talent process.  He or she will be in a position to contribute to the organization's vital human capital strategy and will enjoy numerous opportunities for professional development in a collegial, informal work environment characterized by a steadfast commitment to excellence.

The candidate we are seeking will be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic thinker with 5 - 8 years of human capital experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: talent assessment, leadership and management development, organization change management, or learning design.  We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters or PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Experience working in financial services, technology, or consulting is a plus, but we welcome candidates from other industries or academia. Excellent judgment as well as networking and relationship building skills are essential, and prior management experience is preferred.
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Investor Relations

Investor Relations Associate Marketer

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a talented associate marketer to join its Investor Relations department in New York.  The associate will work closely with senior marketing staff on investor-facing activities and will have substantial contact with current and prospective investors, as well as internal areas of the firm, including trading, financial operations, and legal. Responsibilities will include communicating with investors, assisting with the development of marketing strategy, coordinating transactional operations, and a variety of special projects.  Over time, the associate is expected to assume additional marketing and fundraising responsibilities.  
 
The ideal candidate will have four to seven years of experience, including at least a few years in financial services. Previous experience in a marketing role is not necessary, but candidates should be well versed in financial concepts and language. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after. This position allows the opportunity to gain expertise within investor relations and marketing, to contribute as part of an innovative team, and to be involved in strategic and operational marketing  decisions.
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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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Legal Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented legal analyst to work closely with senior attorneys in the firm's legal department.  Primary responsibilities will include a wide range of document management and project support activities in connection with the firm's investment fund documentation, insurance policies, litigation-related matters, and trading agreements.
 
The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and analytical abilities; experience working with workflow and content management systems; proven editing, proofreading, and project-management skills; and a keen attention to detail.  Candidates should have a strong academic background (including at least a bachelor's degree) and an interest in learning more about legal issues in the financial field.  The ideal candidate will also have at least two years of prior work experience in a paralegal or administrative role with exposure to legal matters. The firm offers a collegial working environment.
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Legal and Compliance Analyst (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented legal and compliance analyst for its Hong Kong office to work closely with a global team of attorneys and compliance professionals to assist with the documentation and management of investment transactions and to help ensure that all of the office's activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include collaborating with legal and compliance staff to support the firm's business units, reviewing investment-related agreements, providing transaction management support, designing and executing compliance monitoring processes, and assisting with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, 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 possess keen analytical abilities; highly effective drafting and verbal communication skills; numeracy, organizational, and project management acumen; an exceptional capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  An ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at a law firm, alternative asset manager, or investment bank.  Ideally, this candidate will have prior experience with legal documentation, transaction management, compliance, or investment management.  Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.  Business-level English is required, and Cantonese and Mandarin abilities are a plus.
 
This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's deal and trading activity and operations in Asia, as well as involvement in all aspects of its SFC regulatory compliance program.  The D. E. Shaw group's Hong Kong office offers a collegial and intellectually stimulating working environment and the opportunity to interact with a truly innovative group of people.
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Legal and Compliance Officer (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced attorney for its Hong Kong office to support its business activities in the Asia Pacific region.  The successful candidate will provide counsel on a variety of investment transactions as well as relevant legal and regulatory issues affecting the firm's businesses, and will work with a global legal and compliance team to ensure that the firm's diverse activities in the Asia Pacific region are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
 
Responsibilities will include negotiating transactional documents and other agreements, advising investment decision makers and other managers on transaction structuring, applicable securities laws, and relevant regulatory requirements, liaising with the SFC and other regulatory authorities, and serving as Compliance Officer for the firm's Hong Kong office.
 
Candidates should have an impressive academic background and four to seven years of combined securities law experience at a law firm and one or more of the following: a hedge fund, asset management firm, investment bank, or regulatory agency.  Exposure to financial markets and a range of financial instruments, including derivative products, is required.  The ideal candidate will have experience with secured lending, debt restructuring and work-outs, and/or other credit-related transactions and will be familiar with legal and regulatory requirements applicable to financial services firms such as insider trading, market manipulation, know-your-client, and anti-money laundering rules.
 
Candidates should also have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze legal and regulatory issues in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing business environment.  The ideal candidate will be highly proactive, capable of working independently, and adept at establishing strong working relationships with members of the D. E. Shaw group's global legal and compliance team based in New York and London.
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Private Equity Attorney (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw Legal Department seeks a corporate attorney with seven or more years of experience to support the firm's Private Equity group in Hong Kong, including counseling the group in connection with M&A transactions, debt financings (both on the borrower and lender sides), private placements, PIPEs, and other private investment transactions in a variety of industries.
 
Candidates must be fluent in both English and Mandarin and have extensive experience leading and structuring deals and advising private equity funds and their sponsors directly.  Experience with capital markets transactions and structuring PE funds and co-investments is a plus.  Candidates must be exceptionally analytical, creative, and dedicated, with superior communication and organizational skills and a strong concern for detail.
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Technology

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 an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art 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 OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
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Linux Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer 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 scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
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Special Technology Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily gifted technologist to join a team providing direct technical support to the firm's chairman.  The successful candidate will work closely with our highly skilled IT systems staff and will be responsible for projects involving a wide range of technology.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): on-site and off-site support for all technology-related needs of the firm's chairman; researching, testing, and evaluating new technology products; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; developing custom workflow applications, and new monitoring and administration tools to automate maintenance tasks; and as-needed involvement in firm-wide technology projects not directly related to the chairman.

The ideal candidate will have a computer science or engineering degree, extensive knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX environments, and some programming and scripting ability (Python, C#, PowerShell, etc.), as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  While we welcome applications from systems administrators with extensive track records, we are looking for exceptional technical ability and problem-solving skills more than specific experience.  Successful candidates will get broad exposure to enterprise technologies and an opportunity to collaborate on large-scale systems engineering projects.
 
We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified candidate and are prepared to offer an extremely attractive compensation package.
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of a senior member of our London office and other members of our direct investment staff. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional analytical, communication, organizational and time-management skills. This individual will ideally be very comfortable acting as the driving force behind various projects.
 
The ideal candidate will excel at working independently, coordinating multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A keen sense of intuition and a solution-oriented mindset are essential to this role. A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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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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Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Long/Short Equity team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, 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 organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-5 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside two other executive assistants, 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).
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Executive Assistant to COO

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support one of its C-level executives.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, 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 is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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SUPPORT

Administration

Facilities Assistant

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-5 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
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