Job Openings: Experienced

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  • Add to cart All Positions in Corporate Development
  • Add to cart Corporate Development Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm.  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.  A bachelor's or master's degree, an extraordinary record of academic and professional achievement, and 0-3 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
  • 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 All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Treasury 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 at least 1-2 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working independently, 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 (Legal)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a bright, proactive, and articulate Executive Assistant to support the firm's General Counsel.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, keeping business initiatives organized and on track, providing general administrative support, and serving as a liaison with both internal and external parties.  
    The ideal candidate will excel at working both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  BA or BS degree is required, as are strong communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to details and proven technical savvy are also essential.  Two to four years of relevant experience is preferred, but we will also consider candidates from any field who have demonstrated keen judgment and an ability to learn quickly.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Finance and Operations
  • Add to cart Finance Associate
    We are seeking motivated critical thinkers to join our team of Finance Associates to work on things like performance analysis; profit and loss computation; position reconciliation and trade break investigation; cash management and liquidity analysis; and investor, management, and regulatory reporting.  Finance Associates interact frequently with our proprietary trading, private equity, investor relations, and software development groups, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  Finance Associates will have the opportunity to work on special projects--which could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, counterparty margin and financing rate research, and investigation of pricing volatility.  

    This position provides exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, and affords the opportunity to learn about a wide array of the firm's business activities.  The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills.  Strong communication skills are imperative.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Add to cart Financial Reporting Accounting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and regulatory reporting for its hedge fund vehicles.  The Accounting Associate will prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; conduct account and performance analyses; and handle investor, management, and regulatory reporting for multiple legal entities transacting in global capital markets.  The new hire may also work on special projects such as conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from the firm?s senior management and investor relations group, re-engineering and implementing processes, and testing and integrating various types of software.  Accounting Associates have the opportunity to gain a macro view of the firm's financial activities and learn about complex fund structures, and they enjoy substantial interaction with our investor relations, management reporting, trade accounting, treasury, and software development groups.
       
    Successful candidates will have between one and two years of experience in public accounting or in an accounting or reporting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers.  A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial.  First-rate communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
  • Add to cart Pricing Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a Pricing Associate with three to five years of relevant valuation experience. The Pricing Associate will develop new and enhance existing valuation models for private equity deals across multiple industries. Responsibilities will include documentation of methods and practices, market data sources, and valuations and sensitivity analysis; periodic review of alternative valuation methods; and daily monitoring of P&L, cash flow, and unrealized gains profiles. The Pricing Associate will also liaise regularly with the Private Equity and Risk groups, as well as with external vendors.  

    Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, or a related discipline; an MBA, master's degree, or CFA/CPA certification is a decided advantage. Some previous experience with private equity valuation models, including cash flow, market multiples, and options pricing, is required, as is familiarity with FASB 157 guidelines. In addition, strong candidates will have exceptional organizational, analytical, and communication skills; proficiency in Excel; and fluency interacting across all levels of an organization.
  • Add to cart Tax Attorney
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a highly intelligent, proactive Tax Attorney with two to three years of relevant experience at a law or accounting firm. Target areas of exposure include hedge fund and private equity tax matters, taxation of financial products, partnership taxation, and international taxation. Candidates must possess superior communications skills, exceptional analytical abilities, creativity, impressive organizational acumen, and an obsessive attention to detail. Strong prospects will also exhibit fluency interacting with colleagues across all levels of an organization, including senior management. A demonstrated interest in investment management and financial, legal, and regulatory concepts is essential.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Human Capital
  • Add to cart Recruiter
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an individual with a strong record of academic and professional achievement to recruit world-class talent in a variety of fields. Members of our Recruiting team create and execute strategies to identify and attract impressive candidates for diverse positions throughout the firm. This is a dynamic, high-visibility position, offering multiple opportunities to learn about the firm's various businesses. Candidates should be critical thinkers with exceptional communication, analytical, and organizational skills. We welcome applicants from any field of study and with any level of degree (BA, BS, MS, PhD), and we have a long history of hiring successful candidates from the humanities and social sciences. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years work experience, with a strong preference for some exposure to finance (i.e. work experience in investment banking, sales & trading, direct investing etc). Recruiting experience is strongly preferred, and specifically headhunting or agency experience is a plus.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investment Analysis
  • Add to cart Credit Opportunities Senior Analyst: Financials (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced financial sector analyst to join our team in London. The ideal candidate will have had success investing at another large platform within public equities financials (banks, insurance companies, asset managers etc.) and will have expertise in credit and distressed situations. Experience with additional asset classes is preferred but not mandatory. Candidates should have at least ten years work experience, including a minimum of five years experience covering financials on the buyside. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required.
  • Add to cart Equity Long Short Financials Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Financials 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 financial industry is preferred, and a strong 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 opportunity to join the firm's Long/Short group, as well as the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the financial sector.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in investment management, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Research Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw Group is looking to train a motivated individual to work in several of its fundamental investment strategies in its London office.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent A-Level results and degree from a top-tier university), 0-3 years total work experience, and a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage. Candidates with some work experience will ideally be in an investment banking program, or at a hedge fund in an analytically rigorous role.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investor Relations
  • Add to cart Investor Relations Business Affairs Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated lawyer to join its Investor Relations Business Affairs (IRBA) team.  The four-member team sits within the firm's Investor Relations group and is involved in a broad range of matters. IRBA's core responsibilities are the negotiation of investment-related agreements with prospective investors and the design and production of marketing and reporting materials for the firm's investment products, and the group also has operational and policy-making roles.  Members of IRBA are involved in nearly the full breadth of Investor Relations' activities and serve as a link between Investor Relations and other parts of the firm, including investment teams and various support units.
     
    The ideal candidate will be an outstanding oral and written communicator, a tactful and effective negotiator, a well-organized project manager, and a hard worker.  Two to four years of transactional and/or regulatory legal experience is desirable; interest in investment management is also important, but professional experience in the field-legal or otherwise-isn't required.  As part of Investor Relations, this is a "business side" role, and a substantial portion of the successful candidate's time will be spent on investor communications, but he or she will also have significant interactions with the firm's Legal and Compliance personnel in managing investment-related negotiations, speaking for Investor Relations in fund formation projects, and investigating novel legal and regulatory issues as they arise.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Legal and Compliance
  • Add to cart Capital Markets Attorney
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented attorney to support the firm's trading activities. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in legal and compliance and with the firm's equities, options, and other trading units to ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include advising traders and business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements; analyzing and applying relevant rules to the company's activities; designing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls; and liaising with the SEC, FINRA, and other relevant self-regulatory organizations.

    The ideal candidate will have an impressive academic background and between three to eight years of regulatory experience at an investment bank, hedge fund, asset manager, law firm, or regulatory agency. An understanding of relevant portions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required, and familiarity with the rules of various exchanges is preferred. Top prospects will have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory, compliance, and business issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.
  • 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 all of 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 be exceptionally analytical, with superior drafting and communication skills; strong quantitative and organizational skills; great capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  Successful applicants 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 truly exceptional candidates without such experience will be considered.  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 Compliance Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented Compliance Associate to work closely with its CCO and other compliance professionals - in collaboration with a wide range of the firm's business units-to help ensure that all of the firm?s business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, ensuring adherence to compliance policies relating to insider trading prevention and the firm's Code of Ethics, and preparing regulatory filings.  The ideal candidate will have at least four years of relevant experience working at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consulting firm.  

    Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and project management skills are required, as are excellent analytical abilities, superior finance and product knowledge, and a desire to work in a dynamic, intellectually rigorous environment.  Ideal prospects will have a solid knowledge of SEC rules and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.  Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.
  • Add to cart Senior Capital Markets Attorney
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced attorney to support the firm's trading activities. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in legal and compliance and with the firm's equities, options, and other trading units to ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include advising traders and business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements; analyzing and applying relevant rules to the company's activities; designing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls; managing a talented team of attorneys and compliance professionals; and liaising with the SEC, FINRA, and other relevant self-regulatory organizations.  

    The ideal candidate will have an impressive academic background and eight or more years of regulatory experience at an investment bank, hedge fund, asset manager, law firm, or regulatory agency. An understanding of relevant portions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required, and familiarity with the rules of various exchanges is preferred. Top prospects will have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory, compliance, and business issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment. Management experience is a decided plus.
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  • Add to cart Front-Office Technical Project Manager
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Technical Project Manager to join its Front-Office trading software team. This person will be responsible for overseeing mission-critical software development projects, many of which are executed in our remote offices. He or she will be responsible for the architecture of applications in the multi-server trading system that powers our proprietary trading, working closely with our traders, quantitative analysts, and software developers to determine application requirements and design software.

    The ideal candidate will have 2-6 years of relevant experience, including experience as a software developer.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, videoconference, and phone.  The ability to influence others, including those over whom he or she does not have formal authority, are a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science with experience in Java and/or Python a major plus.  This candidate should also be passionate about creating high-quality, elegant code.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (New York or London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation.  A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.

    The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience.  He or she should possess a track record  of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues.  Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
  • Add to cart Senior Quantitative Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
  • Add to cart Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

    Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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  • Add to cart Unix Engineer (New York or London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing next-generation architecture and managing the server environment that runs our applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performing global data and storage networks, and systems automation tools for our large scale Linux environments. This role will provide an opportunity to extend our private cloud to provide a standard and scalable platform for our applications. Additionally, the engineer will work closely with development to integrate infrastructure with application development. Overall, the role will entail approximately 60% engineering and 40% development.
     
    The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, LINUX/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, familiarity with Java-based application environments, and excellent communication skills. As the role will entail a significant amount of project management, demonstrated experience in this area is a plus.
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  • Add to cart Junior Proprietary Trader (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw Group is looking to train motivated individuals to trade in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies in its Hong Kong office.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (e.g. degree from a top-tier university), and a high level of computer literacy.  1-3 years of direct prior experience on a trading desk, ideally with some exposure to equities, is preferred. Proven interest and experience in Asia (language, life, work) is a plus.
  • Add to cart Trader - Latin American Markets
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader with experience in Latin American markets to join its Corporate Credit team, either in the firm's New York headquarters or in its London offices. Candidates should have at least six years' experience trading and investing in Latin American markets, ideally including at least several years of responsibility for the P&L of a trading desk or strategy. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (including a high GPA from a top-tier school, and strong standardized test scores), a high level of computer literacy, and a passion for investing.  Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage.

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

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

Job Openings: Experienced

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Front-Office Technical Project Manager

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Technical Project Manager to join its Front-Office trading software team. This person will be responsible for overseeing mission-critical software development projects, many of which are executed in our remote offices. He or she will be responsible for the architecture of applications in the multi-server trading system that powers our proprietary trading, working closely with our traders, quantitative analysts, and software developers to determine application requirements and design software.

The ideal candidate will have 2-6 years of relevant experience, including experience as a software developer.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, videoconference, and phone.  The ability to influence others, including those over whom he or she does not have formal authority, are a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science with experience in Java and/or Python a major plus.  This candidate should also be passionate about creating high-quality, elegant code.
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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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Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (New York or London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation.  A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience.  He or she should possess a track record  of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues.  Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
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Senior Quantitative Analyst

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

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

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

Unix Engineer (New York or London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing next-generation architecture and managing the server environment that runs our applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performing global data and storage networks, and systems automation tools for our large scale Linux environments. This role will provide an opportunity to extend our private cloud to provide a standard and scalable platform for our applications. Additionally, the engineer will work closely with development to integrate infrastructure with application development. Overall, the role will entail approximately 60% engineering and 40% development.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, LINUX/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, familiarity with Java-based application environments, and excellent communication skills. As the role will entail a significant amount of project management, demonstrated experience in this area is a plus.
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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Associate

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm.  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.  A bachelor's or master's degree, an extraordinary record of academic and professional achievement, and 0-3 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
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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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Investment Analysis

Credit Opportunities Senior Analyst: Financials (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced financial sector analyst to join our team in London. The ideal candidate will have had success investing at another large platform within public equities financials (banks, insurance companies, asset managers etc.) and will have expertise in credit and distressed situations. Experience with additional asset classes is preferred but not mandatory. Candidates should have at least ten years work experience, including a minimum of five years experience covering financials on the buyside. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required.
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Equity Long Short Financials Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Financials 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 financial industry is preferred, and a strong 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 opportunity to join the firm's Long/Short group, as well as the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the financial sector.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in investment management, and substantial growth opportunities.
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Research Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw Group is looking to train a motivated individual to work in several of its fundamental investment strategies in its London office.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent A-Level results and degree from a top-tier university), 0-3 years total work experience, and a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage. Candidates with some work experience will ideally be in an investment banking program, or at a hedge fund in an analytically rigorous role.
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Trading

Junior Proprietary Trader (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw Group is looking to train motivated individuals to trade in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies in its Hong Kong office.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (e.g. degree from a top-tier university), and a high level of computer literacy.  1-3 years of direct prior experience on a trading desk, ideally with some exposure to equities, is preferred. Proven interest and experience in Asia (language, life, work) is a plus.
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Trader - Latin American Markets

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

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Associate

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm.  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.  A bachelor's or master's degree, an extraordinary record of academic and professional achievement, and 0-3 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.
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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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Finance and Operations

Finance Associate

We are seeking motivated critical thinkers to join our team of Finance Associates to work on things like performance analysis; profit and loss computation; position reconciliation and trade break investigation; cash management and liquidity analysis; and investor, management, and regulatory reporting.  Finance Associates interact frequently with our proprietary trading, private equity, investor relations, and software development groups, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  Finance Associates will have the opportunity to work on special projects--which could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, counterparty margin and financing rate research, and investigation of pricing volatility.  

This position provides exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, and affords the opportunity to learn about a wide array of the firm's business activities.  The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills.  Strong communication skills are imperative.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred, but not necessary.
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Financial Reporting Accounting Associate

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

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a Pricing Associate with three to five years of relevant valuation experience. The Pricing Associate will develop new and enhance existing valuation models for private equity deals across multiple industries. Responsibilities will include documentation of methods and practices, market data sources, and valuations and sensitivity analysis; periodic review of alternative valuation methods; and daily monitoring of P&L, cash flow, and unrealized gains profiles. The Pricing Associate will also liaise regularly with the Private Equity and Risk groups, as well as with external vendors.  

Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, or a related discipline; an MBA, master's degree, or CFA/CPA certification is a decided advantage. Some previous experience with private equity valuation models, including cash flow, market multiples, and options pricing, is required, as is familiarity with FASB 157 guidelines. In addition, strong candidates will have exceptional organizational, analytical, and communication skills; proficiency in Excel; and fluency interacting across all levels of an organization.
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Tax Attorney

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a highly intelligent, proactive Tax Attorney with two to three years of relevant experience at a law or accounting firm. Target areas of exposure include hedge fund and private equity tax matters, taxation of financial products, partnership taxation, and international taxation. Candidates must possess superior communications skills, exceptional analytical abilities, creativity, impressive organizational acumen, and an obsessive attention to detail. Strong prospects will also exhibit fluency interacting with colleagues across all levels of an organization, including senior management. A demonstrated interest in investment management and financial, legal, and regulatory concepts is essential.
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Human Capital

Recruiter

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an individual with a strong record of academic and professional achievement to recruit world-class talent in a variety of fields. Members of our Recruiting team create and execute strategies to identify and attract impressive candidates for diverse positions throughout the firm. This is a dynamic, high-visibility position, offering multiple opportunities to learn about the firm's various businesses. Candidates should be critical thinkers with exceptional communication, analytical, and organizational skills. We welcome applicants from any field of study and with any level of degree (BA, BS, MS, PhD), and we have a long history of hiring successful candidates from the humanities and social sciences. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years work experience, with a strong preference for some exposure to finance (i.e. work experience in investment banking, sales & trading, direct investing etc). Recruiting experience is strongly preferred, and specifically headhunting or agency experience is a plus.
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Investor Relations

Investor Relations Business Affairs Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated lawyer to join its Investor Relations Business Affairs (IRBA) team.  The four-member team sits within the firm's Investor Relations group and is involved in a broad range of matters. IRBA's core responsibilities are the negotiation of investment-related agreements with prospective investors and the design and production of marketing and reporting materials for the firm's investment products, and the group also has operational and policy-making roles.  Members of IRBA are involved in nearly the full breadth of Investor Relations' activities and serve as a link between Investor Relations and other parts of the firm, including investment teams and various support units.
 
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding oral and written communicator, a tactful and effective negotiator, a well-organized project manager, and a hard worker.  Two to four years of transactional and/or regulatory legal experience is desirable; interest in investment management is also important, but professional experience in the field-legal or otherwise-isn't required.  As part of Investor Relations, this is a "business side" role, and a substantial portion of the successful candidate's time will be spent on investor communications, but he or she will also have significant interactions with the firm's Legal and Compliance personnel in managing investment-related negotiations, speaking for Investor Relations in fund formation projects, and investigating novel legal and regulatory issues as they arise.
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Legal and Compliance

Capital Markets Attorney

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented attorney to support the firm's trading activities. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in legal and compliance and with the firm's equities, options, and other trading units to ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include advising traders and business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements; analyzing and applying relevant rules to the company's activities; designing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls; and liaising with the SEC, FINRA, and other relevant self-regulatory organizations.

The ideal candidate will have an impressive academic background and between three to eight years of regulatory experience at an investment bank, hedge fund, asset manager, law firm, or regulatory agency. An understanding of relevant portions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required, and familiarity with the rules of various exchanges is preferred. Top prospects will have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory, compliance, and business issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.
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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 all of 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 be exceptionally analytical, with superior drafting and communication skills; strong quantitative and organizational skills; great capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  Successful applicants 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 truly exceptional candidates without such experience will be considered.  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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Compliance Associate

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented Compliance Associate to work closely with its CCO and other compliance professionals - in collaboration with a wide range of the firm's business units-to help ensure that all of the firm?s business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, ensuring adherence to compliance policies relating to insider trading prevention and the firm's Code of Ethics, and preparing regulatory filings.  The ideal candidate will have at least four years of relevant experience working at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consulting firm.  

Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and project management skills are required, as are excellent analytical abilities, superior finance and product knowledge, and a desire to work in a dynamic, intellectually rigorous environment.  Ideal prospects will have a solid knowledge of SEC rules and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.  Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.
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Senior Capital Markets Attorney

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an experienced attorney to support the firm's trading activities. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in legal and compliance and with the firm's equities, options, and other trading units to ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include advising traders and business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements; analyzing and applying relevant rules to the company's activities; designing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls; managing a talented team of attorneys and compliance professionals; and liaising with the SEC, FINRA, and other relevant self-regulatory organizations.  

The ideal candidate will have an impressive academic background and eight or more years of regulatory experience at an investment bank, hedge fund, asset manager, law firm, or regulatory agency. An understanding of relevant portions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required, and familiarity with the rules of various exchanges is preferred. Top prospects will have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory, compliance, and business issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment. Management experience is a decided plus.
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Technology

Unix Engineer (New York or London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing next-generation architecture and managing the server environment that runs our applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performing global data and storage networks, and systems automation tools for our large scale Linux environments. This role will provide an opportunity to extend our private cloud to provide a standard and scalable platform for our applications. Additionally, the engineer will work closely with development to integrate infrastructure with application development. Overall, the role will entail approximately 60% engineering and 40% development.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, LINUX/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, familiarity with Java-based application environments, and excellent communication skills. As the role will entail a significant amount of project management, demonstrated experience in this area is a plus.
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Administration & Facilities

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Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Treasury 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 at least 1-2 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working independently, 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 (Legal)

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a bright, proactive, and articulate Executive Assistant to support the firm's General Counsel.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, keeping business initiatives organized and on track, providing general administrative support, and serving as a liaison with both internal and external parties.  
The ideal candidate will excel at working both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  BA or BS degree is required, as are strong communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to details and proven technical savvy are also essential.  Two to four years of relevant experience is preferred, but we will also consider candidates from any field who have demonstrated keen judgment and an ability to learn quickly.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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