Job Openings: Experienced

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

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  • Add to cart All Positions in Corporate Development
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with impressive records of achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists are considered for one of several departments at the firm, including corporate development, investor relations, risk, and treasury, where they work on challenging, high-impact projects. Successful generalists are effective communicators and critical thinkers who take a highly analytical approach to solving problems. They excel at managing multiple projects and are motivated by a strong desire to learn and an interest in taking on new challenges.

    We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their academic and/or professional endeavors, and we neither expect nor require previous finance knowledge or experience. We welcome applications from individuals in all academic disciplines; recent generalist hires include computer science, economics, and humanities majors, as well as Ph.D.s in scientific fields. In keeping with our firm's culture, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Corporate Development
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support two executives and their team within the Corporate Development group, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, liaising with internal business units and external parties, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects such as proofreading and editing.
    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 4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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 - D. E. Shaw Investment Management
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support the head of the firm's investment management business (D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C.) and members of that person's team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, liaising with external parties and internal business units, coordinating extensive travel logistics, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects.
     
    For this role we are seeking a highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, with at least 2-4 years of relevant experience and a keen eye for detail. Ideal candidates will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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 - 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 emails and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, planning and executing intricate travel itineraries, 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 2-4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside 3 other EAs, 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 - Risk
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support the firm's Chief Risk Officer. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, liaising with external parties and internal business units including the firm's Risk Committee, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects.
     
    For this role we are seeking a highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience and a sharp eye for detail. This individual will be expected to excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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), and a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is a decided plus.
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant-Investor Relations
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual for a challenging, fast-paced role supporting the head of the firm's Investor Relations group.  This person will serve as a true right hand and play a key role in keeping business initiatives organized and on track.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, coordinating travel, triaging email and tasks, 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.  A four-year degree (or equivalent) is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to detail and proven technical savvy (particularly within the Microsoft Office suite) are also essential.  Four or more years of relevant experience is preferred and we will consider candidates from any field who have demonstrated keen judgment and an ability to learn quickly while assisting a high-performing executive.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Finance and Operations
  • Add to cart Financial Reporting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and legal entity financial reporting for its hedge fund and private equity 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 launching new fund vehicles, conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from various internal groups including senior management, the front office, and the 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 investor transactions, 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. Such candidates will also be proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers.  A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Human Capital
  • Add to cart Human Capital Data Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an analyst to join the Human Capital Analytics and Reporting team (HCAR). Members of HCAR are curators of employee data and leverage it to help answer operational and strategic talent questions for leaders across the business. This dynamic position offers a broad view into the firm's reporting landscape and provides opportunities to partner closely with leaders in human capital, business operations, finance, and our international software development teams. As an analyst in HCAR, you will be responsible for providing regular and ad hoc reports to business leaders, while also leveraging business intelligence tools and supporting systems implementations to continuously improve the way we provide insights to our customers.
     
    We are looking for candidates with 1-3 years of work experience combined with an enthusiastic curiosity to answer questions with data. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with SQL (or the ability to quickly learn it) will be important for success in this role. Ideal candidates will possess a dedicated customer service mentality, excellent interpersonal communication skills, a knack for analytical problem solving, and an ability to see the big picture as well as connections between things (i.e., systems thinking). They will exhibit the willingness and ability to dive into details, collaborate effectively with teammates, drive projects to completion, and exercise extreme discretion with confidential information.
  • Add to cart Recruiter
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an individual with an excellent record of academic and professional achievement to recruit impressive talent. Members of our Recruiting team create and execute strategies to identify and attract accomplished candidates for diverse positions throughout the firm. This is a dynamic 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 3-5 years of work experience with at least some in recruiting, and specifically headhunting or agency experience is preferred.
  • Add to cart Recruiting Coordinator (9-Month Contract)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful individual to join the firm's Recruiting team. The Recruiting Coordinator will collaborate with the firm's Recruiters and play an active role in all aspects of the recruitment process.  Responsibilities will include scheduling and monitoring candidate interviews as well as coordinating various recruiting events.  Ideal prospects will have outstanding communication and relationship management skills, excellent project management abilities, strong facilitation skills, and sound judgment; service-oriented individuals who adapt quickly and collaborate effectively will excel in this role.
  • Add to cart Talent Development Coordinator (6-month contract)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, extremely organized individual to assist the Talent Development team with a number of projects over a 6-month period. This person will help administer the firm's internal training programs, prepare related materials and documentation, and assist in the implementation of critical year-end processes within the Human Capital department (but which touch on virtually every group at the firm).
     
    Ideal candidates will have keen attention to detail, outstanding communication skills, an affinity for process improvement, and a no-task-too-small attitude. Individuals with sound judgment who adapt quickly and collaborate effectively will excel in this role. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is the utmost discretion when handling highly sensitive information. Experience working in human capital is a plus, though is not necessary.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investment Analysis
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
     
    The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Operations Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an operations analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in New York. The ABS group invests in both structured products and loan portfolios in the U.S. and in Europe. The individual will work with our deal teams in New York and in London on new deal set up, post-closing investment monitoring, and asset disposals. New deal set up responsibilities include liaising with internal and external legal, operations, accounting, and tax groups to cover all corporate structuring and operational aspects of each individual investment. Post close, responsibilities will include performing internal asset valuations (pricing), monitoring third party functions (especially investment level reporting), and liaising with ABS's internal tech team. This role is also responsible for asset monitoring and reconciliation, as well as investment accounting and deal performance tracking.
     
    The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years of experience in finance in a similar middle office role, a bachelor's degree, be commercially minded, have superior organizational skills, and be able to oversee complex projects involving multiple parties. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must, and competency with Spanish or Italian is a decided plus, but not required.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Equities Data Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Primary Research team to support our fundamental investing decisions. This analyst will work across our Long-Short Equity strategies, and will focus on sourcing and evaluating unique alternative data assets. This includes bringing raw and unstructured data sets through the pipeline, from sourcing and building partnerships with data vendors, to data set evaluation.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 1-5 years of relevant experience in a market-research or big data-products. 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 Equities Technology Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Technology group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of technology investing, including but not limited to hardware and semiconductors. This analyst will be responsible for conducting fundamental due diligence on existing and potential investments and, over time, will be expected to help with idea generation. 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.
     
    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-5 years of relevant experience at an alternative asset manager, long-only manager or private equity firm. Previous experience within the technology sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Industrials Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Industrials group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of industrial investing, including but not limited to automotive, building products, and machinery. This position affords direct exposure to investment decisions that will help cultivate expertise within the Industrial 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.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-4 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Industrials sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Strategic Investments Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Strategic Investments team to support our fundamental investing efforts. This analyst will work with our other Long-Short equity groups, and focus on strategic investments which may include event-driven and activist situations across sectors and geographies. This analyst will be responsible for conducting fundamental due diligence on existing and potential investments and, over time, will be expected to help with idea generation.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 3-5 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, private equity firm and/or hedge fund. Candidates with strong backgrounds in distressed situations and restructuring will also be considered. A passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential. 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 (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its Hong Kong office. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investor Relations
  • Add to cart Investor Relations Operations Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally detail-oriented individual to join its client service team as an Operations Coordinator in the Investor Relations group.  Members of Investor Relations perform both marketing and client service functions for current and prospective investors in the firm's investment products. The coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing document processing for investor transactions, including coordinating transaction activity between internal and external parties, reviewing documents for completeness and accuracy, and securing corrections and revisions. Additional responsibilities will include provision of daily client service to investors and service providers by email and phone.  As a coordinator, you will gain exposure to a broad range of the firm's activities while collaborating with our Tax, Financial Reporting, Compliance, and Legal departments.
     
    Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years of experience providing administrative, accounting, paralegal, or fund operational support, but we welcome applications from individuals with all academic and professional backgrounds. Existing finance knowledge is helpful, but not required. More important to this role are curiosity, motivation, and talent; excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Successful candidates will possess creative problem-solving abilities, a strong command of technology, a systematic and process-oriented mindset, and the desire to work as part of a team. They will also have an aptitude for streamlining processes in transactions management, client service delivery, and other operational areas.
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  • Add to cart All Positions in Quantitative Strategies
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies. Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe. Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them. Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition. Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation. A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure. We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations. The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies. We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.

    The ideal candidate should possess a track record of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues. Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
  • Add to cart Senior Quantitative Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
  • Add to cart Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success. Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
  • Add to cart All Positions in IT/Enterprise
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Application Security Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Application Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, and development of a new firm-wide Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
     
    A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security is required. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables. This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with DCIM software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Network Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Network Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group.  This individual will be responsible for researching, designing, and deploying enterprise network solutions (e.g. new firewall infrastructure), developing scripts and tools to support management of networking devices, and managing network efforts for global projects. The candidate will be involved in all phases of project management, from design to execution.
     
    The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in a technical discipline, excellent troubleshooting, investigative, and diagnostic skills, and 3+ years of experience designing and deploying highly available infrastructure solutions in a multi-site global environment. An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP and LAN switching, familiarity with a wide range of network equipment (including Cisco IOS, NXOS, and ASA platforms), and advanced knowledge of routing protocols (such as BGP and OSPF) are desired. Programming and scripting expertise is essential (preferably in Python) in order to manage a complex environment with a number of internally developed tools, as is knowledge of relevant Cisco APIs. A familiarity with wired/wireless 802.1x environments and Cisco ISE is recommended.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Security Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. The engineer will also act as first response and work with system owners to remediate security-related incidents. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, establishment of network demarcation points, and investigation of security incidents.
     
    A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security, or incident response and security infrastructure, is desired. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Senior Windows Systems Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Senior Windows Systems Engineer to solve challenges in a dynamic environment. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing automation tools to centrally manage the environment, which runs firmwide applications, and its supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment.
     
    The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or other technical discipline and excellent communication skills. An in-depth knowledge of core Windows technologies and strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), with a focus on systems automation and configuration management, are required. A working knowledge of Linux in a cross-platform environment is preferred, and experience designing, developing, and supporting critical infrastructure services is essential. Additionally, some experience with automated build, deployment, and continuous integration systems, as well as configuration management tools (such as SCCM, PowerShell DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and/or SaltStack) and virtualized infrastructure (particularly Hyper-V and VMware), is a plus. A familiarity with network protocols used for authentication, authorization, and encryption (particularly Kerberos and TLS) is helpful but not required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-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 knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Trading
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trader
    Proprietary Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. They are responsible for executing trades, managing relationships with counterparties, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of achievement and possess a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but exposure to financial markets is a plus.

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.

The D. E. Shaw group may collect, use, hold, transfer, and process candidates' resumes and associated information (including personal information contained therein) for purposes reasonably related to their application, including without limitation: review and management of employment applications and supporting materials; administration and management of offers to and communication with candidates; and administration, management, and improvement of the recruiting operations of the D. E. Shaw group; and/or where reasonably required in connection with a proposed sale, spin-out, reorganization, or outsourcing of all or some of the business of the D. E. Shaw group. The D. E. Shaw group will not use such information for purposes unrelated to the foregoing, such as direct marketing of third-party products to candidates, without candidate consent. As used herein, the term "personal information" is meant to broadly describe information identifying or relating to a specific individual; it is intended to encompass "personal data", "sensitive personal data", and "personally identifiable information" and similar terms, as those terms are defined by law in the jurisdictions in which the D. E. Shaw group operates.

The D. E. Shaw group may transfer such personal information within and outside the country and jurisdiction of the locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices, to other D. E. Shaw group affiliates, to government and regulatory authorities, and to third parties which provide or may provide support and/or services to the D. E. Shaw group and for the purposes set forth above. The persons who may have access to this personal information are other employees of the D. E. Shaw group, in connection with the performance of their duties of employment, and the other parties listed above, in connection with the business of the D. E. Shaw group. (Of course, candidates will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they express interest.)

The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of personal information (including appropriate technical measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information) and will retain such data as required by law or regulation. Candidates have the right to request access to, and correction of, their personal information in accordance with applicable law; any such request should be submitted to recruiting-inquiries@deshaw.com. Candidates who have submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email cvwithdraw@deshaw.com.Personal information of candidates who have been the subject of background checks may have been transferred in accordance with relevant regulations, including without limitation the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield; any concerns with such transfers should be submitted to backgroundcheck-inquiries@deshaw.com.

The D. E. Shaw group may retain candidates' information for use in future recruitment exercises; candidates who do not agree to such future use should email recruiting-inquiries@deshaw.com.

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QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Quantitative Analyst

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

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

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

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

The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success. Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Application Security Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Application Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, and development of a new firm-wide Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
 
A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security is required. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
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IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Network Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group.  This individual will be responsible for researching, designing, and deploying enterprise network solutions (e.g. new firewall infrastructure), developing scripts and tools to support management of networking devices, and managing network efforts for global projects. The candidate will be involved in all phases of project management, from design to execution.
 
The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in a technical discipline, excellent troubleshooting, investigative, and diagnostic skills, and 3+ years of experience designing and deploying highly available infrastructure solutions in a multi-site global environment. An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP and LAN switching, familiarity with a wide range of network equipment (including Cisco IOS, NXOS, and ASA platforms), and advanced knowledge of routing protocols (such as BGP and OSPF) are desired. Programming and scripting expertise is essential (preferably in Python) in order to manage a complex environment with a number of internally developed tools, as is knowledge of relevant Cisco APIs. A familiarity with wired/wireless 802.1x environments and Cisco ISE is recommended.
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IT/Enterprise: Security Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. The engineer will also act as first response and work with system owners to remediate security-related incidents. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, establishment of network demarcation points, and investigation of security incidents.
 
A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security, or incident response and security infrastructure, is desired. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
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IT/Enterprise: Senior Windows Systems Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Senior Windows Systems Engineer to solve challenges in a dynamic environment. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing automation tools to centrally manage the environment, which runs firmwide applications, and its supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment.
 
The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or other technical discipline and excellent communication skills. An in-depth knowledge of core Windows technologies and strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), with a focus on systems automation and configuration management, are required. A working knowledge of Linux in a cross-platform environment is preferred, and experience designing, developing, and supporting critical infrastructure services is essential. Additionally, some experience with automated build, deployment, and continuous integration systems, as well as configuration management tools (such as SCCM, PowerShell DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and/or SaltStack) and virtualized infrastructure (particularly Hyper-V and VMware), is a plus. A familiarity with network protocols used for authentication, authorization, and encryption (particularly Kerberos and TLS) is helpful but not required.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

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

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

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

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

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-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 knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Generalist

We are seeking individuals with impressive records of achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists are considered for one of several departments at the firm, including corporate development, investor relations, risk, and treasury, where they work on challenging, high-impact projects. Successful generalists are effective communicators and critical thinkers who take a highly analytical approach to solving problems. They excel at managing multiple projects and are motivated by a strong desire to learn and an interest in taking on new challenges.

We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their academic and/or professional endeavors, and we neither expect nor require previous finance knowledge or experience. We welcome applications from individuals in all academic disciplines; recent generalist hires include computer science, economics, and humanities majors, as well as Ph.D.s in scientific fields. In keeping with our firm's culture, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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Investment Analysis

Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
 
The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
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Asset-Backed Securities Operations Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an operations analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in New York. The ABS group invests in both structured products and loan portfolios in the U.S. and in Europe. The individual will work with our deal teams in New York and in London on new deal set up, post-closing investment monitoring, and asset disposals. New deal set up responsibilities include liaising with internal and external legal, operations, accounting, and tax groups to cover all corporate structuring and operational aspects of each individual investment. Post close, responsibilities will include performing internal asset valuations (pricing), monitoring third party functions (especially investment level reporting), and liaising with ABS's internal tech team. This role is also responsible for asset monitoring and reconciliation, as well as investment accounting and deal performance tracking.
 
The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years of experience in finance in a similar middle office role, a bachelor's degree, be commercially minded, have superior organizational skills, and be able to oversee complex projects involving multiple parties. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must, and competency with Spanish or Italian is a decided plus, but not required.
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Long-Short Equities Data Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Primary Research team to support our fundamental investing decisions. This analyst will work across our Long-Short Equity strategies, and will focus on sourcing and evaluating unique alternative data assets. This includes bringing raw and unstructured data sets through the pipeline, from sourcing and building partnerships with data vendors, to data set evaluation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 1-5 years of relevant experience in a market-research or big data-products. 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 Equities Technology Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Technology group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of technology investing, including but not limited to hardware and semiconductors. This analyst will be responsible for conducting fundamental due diligence on existing and potential investments and, over time, will be expected to help with idea generation. 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.
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-5 years of relevant experience at an alternative asset manager, long-only manager or private equity firm. Previous experience within the technology sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
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Long-Short Industrials Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Industrials group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of industrial investing, including but not limited to automotive, building products, and machinery. This position affords direct exposure to investment decisions that will help cultivate expertise within the Industrial 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.  
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-4 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Industrials sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
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Long-Short Strategic Investments Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Strategic Investments team to support our fundamental investing efforts. This analyst will work with our other Long-Short equity groups, and focus on strategic investments which may include event-driven and activist situations across sectors and geographies. This analyst will be responsible for conducting fundamental due diligence on existing and potential investments and, over time, will be expected to help with idea generation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 3-5 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, private equity firm and/or hedge fund. Candidates with strong backgrounds in distressed situations and restructuring will also be considered. A passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential. 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 (Hong Kong)

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

Proprietary Trader

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

Corporate Development

Generalist

We are seeking individuals with impressive records of achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists are considered for one of several departments at the firm, including corporate development, investor relations, risk, and treasury, where they work on challenging, high-impact projects. Successful generalists are effective communicators and critical thinkers who take a highly analytical approach to solving problems. They excel at managing multiple projects and are motivated by a strong desire to learn and an interest in taking on new challenges.

We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their academic and/or professional endeavors, and we neither expect nor require previous finance knowledge or experience. We welcome applications from individuals in all academic disciplines; recent generalist hires include computer science, economics, and humanities majors, as well as Ph.D.s in scientific fields. In keeping with our firm's culture, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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Finance and Operations

Financial Reporting Associate

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and legal entity financial reporting for its hedge fund and private equity 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 launching new fund vehicles, conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from various internal groups including senior management, the front office, and the 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 investor transactions, 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. Such candidates will also be proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers.  A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
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Human Capital

Human Capital Data Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an analyst to join the Human Capital Analytics and Reporting team (HCAR). Members of HCAR are curators of employee data and leverage it to help answer operational and strategic talent questions for leaders across the business. This dynamic position offers a broad view into the firm's reporting landscape and provides opportunities to partner closely with leaders in human capital, business operations, finance, and our international software development teams. As an analyst in HCAR, you will be responsible for providing regular and ad hoc reports to business leaders, while also leveraging business intelligence tools and supporting systems implementations to continuously improve the way we provide insights to our customers.
 
We are looking for candidates with 1-3 years of work experience combined with an enthusiastic curiosity to answer questions with data. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with SQL (or the ability to quickly learn it) will be important for success in this role. Ideal candidates will possess a dedicated customer service mentality, excellent interpersonal communication skills, a knack for analytical problem solving, and an ability to see the big picture as well as connections between things (i.e., systems thinking). They will exhibit the willingness and ability to dive into details, collaborate effectively with teammates, drive projects to completion, and exercise extreme discretion with confidential information.
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Recruiter

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an individual with an excellent record of academic and professional achievement to recruit impressive talent. Members of our Recruiting team create and execute strategies to identify and attract accomplished candidates for diverse positions throughout the firm. This is a dynamic 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 3-5 years of work experience with at least some in recruiting, and specifically headhunting or agency experience is preferred.
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Recruiting Coordinator (9-Month Contract)

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful individual to join the firm's Recruiting team. The Recruiting Coordinator will collaborate with the firm's Recruiters and play an active role in all aspects of the recruitment process.  Responsibilities will include scheduling and monitoring candidate interviews as well as coordinating various recruiting events.  Ideal prospects will have outstanding communication and relationship management skills, excellent project management abilities, strong facilitation skills, and sound judgment; service-oriented individuals who adapt quickly and collaborate effectively will excel in this role.
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Talent Development Coordinator (6-month contract)

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, extremely organized individual to assist the Talent Development team with a number of projects over a 6-month period. This person will help administer the firm's internal training programs, prepare related materials and documentation, and assist in the implementation of critical year-end processes within the Human Capital department (but which touch on virtually every group at the firm).
 
Ideal candidates will have keen attention to detail, outstanding communication skills, an affinity for process improvement, and a no-task-too-small attitude. Individuals with sound judgment who adapt quickly and collaborate effectively will excel in this role. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is the utmost discretion when handling highly sensitive information. Experience working in human capital is a plus, though is not necessary.
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Investor Relations

Investor Relations Operations Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally detail-oriented individual to join its client service team as an Operations Coordinator in the Investor Relations group.  Members of Investor Relations perform both marketing and client service functions for current and prospective investors in the firm's investment products. The coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing document processing for investor transactions, including coordinating transaction activity between internal and external parties, reviewing documents for completeness and accuracy, and securing corrections and revisions. Additional responsibilities will include provision of daily client service to investors and service providers by email and phone.  As a coordinator, you will gain exposure to a broad range of the firm's activities while collaborating with our Tax, Financial Reporting, Compliance, and Legal departments.
 
Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years of experience providing administrative, accounting, paralegal, or fund operational support, but we welcome applications from individuals with all academic and professional backgrounds. Existing finance knowledge is helpful, but not required. More important to this role are curiosity, motivation, and talent; excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Successful candidates will possess creative problem-solving abilities, a strong command of technology, a systematic and process-oriented mindset, and the desire to work as part of a team. They will also have an aptitude for streamlining processes in transactions management, client service delivery, and other operational areas.
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Legal and Compliance

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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Application Security Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Application Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, and development of a new firm-wide Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
 
A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security is required. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
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IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Network Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group.  This individual will be responsible for researching, designing, and deploying enterprise network solutions (e.g. new firewall infrastructure), developing scripts and tools to support management of networking devices, and managing network efforts for global projects. The candidate will be involved in all phases of project management, from design to execution.
 
The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in a technical discipline, excellent troubleshooting, investigative, and diagnostic skills, and 3+ years of experience designing and deploying highly available infrastructure solutions in a multi-site global environment. An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP and LAN switching, familiarity with a wide range of network equipment (including Cisco IOS, NXOS, and ASA platforms), and advanced knowledge of routing protocols (such as BGP and OSPF) are desired. Programming and scripting expertise is essential (preferably in Python) in order to manage a complex environment with a number of internally developed tools, as is knowledge of relevant Cisco APIs. A familiarity with wired/wireless 802.1x environments and Cisco ISE is recommended.
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IT/Enterprise: Security Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. The engineer will also act as first response and work with system owners to remediate security-related incidents. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, establishment of network demarcation points, and investigation of security incidents.
 
A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security, or incident response and security infrastructure, is desired. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
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IT/Enterprise: Senior Windows Systems Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Senior Windows Systems Engineer to solve challenges in a dynamic environment. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing automation tools to centrally manage the environment, which runs firmwide applications, and its supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment.
 
The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or other technical discipline and excellent communication skills. An in-depth knowledge of core Windows technologies and strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), with a focus on systems automation and configuration management, are required. A working knowledge of Linux in a cross-platform environment is preferred, and experience designing, developing, and supporting critical infrastructure services is essential. Additionally, some experience with automated build, deployment, and continuous integration systems, as well as configuration management tools (such as SCCM, PowerShell DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and/or SaltStack) and virtualized infrastructure (particularly Hyper-V and VMware), is a plus. A familiarity with network protocols used for authentication, authorization, and encryption (particularly Kerberos and TLS) is helpful but not required.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

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

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

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

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

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-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 knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant - Corporate Development

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support two executives and their team within the Corporate Development group, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, liaising with internal business units and external parties, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects such as proofreading and editing.
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 4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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 - D. E. Shaw Investment Management

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support the head of the firm's investment management business (D. E. Shaw Investment Management, L.L.C.) and members of that person's team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, liaising with external parties and internal business units, coordinating extensive travel logistics, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects.
 
For this role we are seeking a highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, with at least 2-4 years of relevant experience and a keen eye for detail. Ideal candidates will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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 - 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 emails and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, planning and executing intricate travel itineraries, 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 2-4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside 3 other EAs, 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 - Risk

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support the firm's Chief Risk Officer. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, liaising with external parties and internal business units including the firm's Risk Committee, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects.
 
For this role we are seeking a highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience and a sharp eye for detail. This individual will be expected to excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while 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), and a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is a decided plus.
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Executive Assistant-Investor Relations

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual for a challenging, fast-paced role supporting the head of the firm's Investor Relations group.  This person will serve as a true right hand and play a key role in keeping business initiatives organized and on track.  Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, coordinating travel, triaging email and tasks, 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.  A four-year degree (or equivalent) is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to detail and proven technical savvy (particularly within the Microsoft Office suite) are also essential.  Four or more years of relevant experience is preferred and we will consider candidates from any field who have demonstrated keen judgment and an ability to learn quickly while assisting a high-performing executive.
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