Job Openings: Experienced

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

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  • Add to cart Facilities Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-5 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
  • Add to cart Part time Office Manager (Wellesley)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual to support the operations of the firm's Boston office. Primary responsibilities will include performing general office management and receptionist duties, providing general administrative support, and serving as a liaison with both internal and external parties.

    The ideal candidate will excel at working both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  BA or BS degree is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  General working hours will be Monday 9am-2pm and Thursday 7:30am-12:30pm with flexibility to work additional hours as needed. A steadfast sensitivity to detail and proven technical savvy are also essential.  This position offers generous compensation and a collegial working environment.
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  • Add to cart Associate - Office of the COO
    The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
     
    As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
     
    Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
  • Add to cart Chief of Staff - Office of the COO
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented, and articulate individual, with an exceptional record of professional achievement, to act as Chief of Staff to the COO. Responsibilities will include tracking and driving progress against firm-wide goals, handling various communications and operational functions autonomously or in collaboration with the COO's reports, and assisting with group-wide project management. The successful applicant will also be involved in budgeting and compensation processes, and responsible for legal and business document review. In addition to being strong people and project managers, candidates should be critical thinkers with excellent commercial judgment, and superior communication, organizational, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant experience plus a JD, MBA, or comparable skillset. Previous experience in a Chief of Staff or similar role is preferred, but not required. Prior knowledge of corporate finance or capital markets is required.  This position offers the opportunity to work with senior leaders at the firm while assuming considerable responsibility, and to be part of a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
  • Add to cart Accounts Payable Clerk
    The D. E. Shaw group's Accounts Payable department is looking for a clerk to process vendor invoices and employee reimbursements for payments. The job will require the candidate to be able to process a high volume of tasks independently with a focus on efficiency.  The successful candidate will be a team player, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Ideal candidates will have approximately one to three years of work experience; prior experience within an Accounts Payable department, excellent Microsoft Excel skills, and a familiarity with accounting would be decided pluses.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Finance and Operations
  • Add to cart Management Reporting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an associate to join its Management Reporting group. The associate will gain a broad view of the firm, working on interesting and high-impact projects, along with recurring expense and profit and loss reporting, and will interact with the firm's senior management on a variety of high-level analyses. The ideal candidate will have approximately one to two years of finance experience, though talented candidates without such experience will be considered.  Successful candidates will be highly analytical, critical thinkers and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, data presentation, and project management.  Also of great importance are technological savvy and exceptionally strong communication skills and organizational abilities.
  • Add to cart Treasury Associate (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an Associate to join the Treasury group in its London office to help monitor the firm's liquidity and collateral management activities.  The successful candidate will work closely with proprietary trading desks, accounting groups, and developers in addition to external contacts such as our funds' counterparties.  On a day-to-day basis, the Associate will oversee cash management, liquidity analysis, and portfolio financing, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of various standard financing arrangements, and an insight into financing and borrowing costs.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in collateral management and/or risk at an investment bank or alternative asset manager and a familiarity with typical financing arrangements and various margining methodologies as well as regulatory knowledge of local markets.  They should possess in-depth domain/finance knowledge, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Of great importance are technological savvy as well as impressive project management skills. Additionally, a desire to enhance the efficiency of processes and excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. Experience in securities lending and borrowing, as well as optimization of portfolio financing, would be a decided advantage.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Human Capital
  • Add to cart Human Capital Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking a proactive, intelligent, resourceful individual to join the firm's Human Capital team. The Associate will collaborate with the Core HR team to keep immigration, benefits, and employee relations initiatives organized and on track, and will work on improving and documenting existing processes. They will also directly handle some immigration matters for the firm, participate in 401(k) administration (including our annual 401(k) audit), and be responsible for other special projects. Ideal prospects will have outstanding communication skills, excellent project management abilities, and impeccable judgment. Successful candidates will exercise the utmost discretion while working with highly confidential information and will possess keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical skills, the ability to execute under pressure, and a client-focused approach. The optimal candidate will have between 1 and 3 years of previous experience in a Human Capital department or law firm (focusing on immigration, 401(k) administration, benefits, and/or employee relations). This position affords the opportunity to join a global team of human capital professionals in a dynamic, collegial work environment.
  • Add to cart Talent Development Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Talent Development group.  The ideal candidate will lead both learning and organization development projects, advise the firm's business partners on talent topics, incorporate assessment methodologies into the recruiting process, and contribute to annual talent process.  He or she will be in a position to contribute to the organization's vital human capital strategy and will enjoy numerous opportunities for professional development in a collegial, informal work environment characterized by a steadfast commitment to excellence.

    The candidate we are seeking will be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic thinker with 5 - 8 years of human capital experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: talent assessment, leadership and management development, organization change management, or learning design.  We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters or PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Experience working in financial services, technology, or consulting is a plus, but we welcome candidates from other industries or academia. Excellent judgment as well as networking and relationship building skills are essential, and prior management experience is preferred.
  • Add to cart ABS Operations Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional project manager to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group.  This is a project management role within ABS Loans (a sub-set of the ABS group), with responsibility for several aspects of deal closing and post-investment performance monitoring. The ABS Loans team invests primarily in portfolios of non-performing loans in Europe.  The individual will work with our deal teams in New York and London on new deal set up and post-closing investment monitoring.  Responsibilities of new deal set-up 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 and monitoring third party functions, especially investment level reporting, and liaising with ABS's internal tech team. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience in finance. He or she must 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, Italian or German is a decided plus, but not required.  This position is based in London.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investment Analysis
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (New York)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its New York office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Credit business with involvement in the Consumer, Commercial, and Residential securities and loan markets.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and investigating and monitoring trends and inefficiencies in borrower behavior. In addition, this individual will be responsible for coordinating analytical support and surveillance, integrating and developing infrastructure to increase data usage efficiencies.

    An ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis in both asset securitization and other financial assets.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and experience with bond and loan valuation are preferred. Candidates should be proficient in Excel. This position allows the opportunity to gain expertise within ABS, to contribute as part of an innovative team, and to be highly involved in investment decisions.
  • Add to cart Credit Opportunities Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proprietary investment analyst for its Credit Opportunities strategy in New York. This strategy invests in high yield and distressed debt, credit driven special situations, and capital structure opportunities in the U.S. and Latin America.  Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, and monitoring markets and investments. We are willing to consider candidates with between 1-3 years of experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and a strong understanding of accounting principles and valuation are required. More experienced candidates should have a background in restructuring, leverage finance, and distressed credit at an asset manager or investment bank, and candidates at all levels should possess a degree from a top-tier undergraduate business program or other relevant undergraduate degree program.  Candidates must have keen analytical and communication skills and an excellent academic record.  This role affords the opportunity to gain expertise within the credit space, to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Energy Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Energy group to support fundamental investing.  Successful applicants will have 1-3 years of experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Energy industry is preferred, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
       
    This position affords the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the Energy sector.  The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Special Situations Analyst (London & Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its London and Hong Kong offices. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
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  • Add to cart Legal and Compliance Analyst (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented legal and compliance analyst for its Hong Kong office to work closely with a global team of attorneys and compliance professionals to assist with the documentation and management of investment transactions and to help ensure that all of the office's activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include collaborating with legal and compliance staff to support the firm's business units, reviewing investment-related agreements, providing transaction management support, designing and executing compliance monitoring processes, and assisting with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
       
    The ideal candidate will possess keen analytical abilities; highly effective drafting and verbal communication skills; numeracy, organizational, and project management acumen; an exceptional capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  An ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at a law firm, alternative asset manager, or investment bank.  Ideally, this candidate will have prior experience with legal documentation, transaction management, compliance, or investment management.  Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.  Business-level English is required, and Cantonese and Mandarin abilities are a plus.
     
    This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's deal and trading activity and operations in Asia, as well as involvement in all aspects of its SFC regulatory compliance program.  The D. E. Shaw group's Hong Kong office offers a collegial and intellectually stimulating working environment and the opportunity to interact with a truly innovative group of people.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Quantitative Strategies
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Strategies Infrastructure Specialist (London or New York)
    The D. E.  Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation.  A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.
     
    The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience.  He or she should possess a track record  of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues.  Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
  • Add to cart Senior Quantitative Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
  • Add to cart Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

    Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Linux Systems Architect
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
     
    The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: PC Deployment Specialist (contract)
    We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a PC Deployment Specialist in a temporary capacity (for approximately 6-8 weeks). Primary responsibilities include imaging and deploying PCs to users, testing and replacing PC parts and equipment, managing inventory, and application installation and troubleshooting. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience imaging and deploying machines, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong communication skills, and solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge.  A good understanding of PC and cabling terminology and a firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support are desired.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Openings: Experienced

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Quantitative Analyst

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

The D. E.  Shaw group seeks a well-rounded infrastructure guru to support the firm's systematic trading operation.  A successful candidate will work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We're looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in understanding how technology works, with focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  We're seeking a budding technology specialist, who will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of technology initiatives.
 
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience.  He or she should possess a track record  of exceptional academic and professional achievement with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as the role entails significant collaboration with colleagues.  Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.
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Senior Quantitative Analyst

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

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

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

IT/Enterprise: Linux Systems Architect

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: PC Deployment Specialist (contract)

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a PC Deployment Specialist in a temporary capacity (for approximately 6-8 weeks). Primary responsibilities include imaging and deploying PCs to users, testing and replacing PC parts and equipment, managing inventory, and application installation and troubleshooting. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience imaging and deploying machines, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong communication skills, and solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge.  A good understanding of PC and cabling terminology and a firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support are desired.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented, and articulate individual, with an exceptional record of professional achievement, to act as Chief of Staff to the COO. Responsibilities will include tracking and driving progress against firm-wide goals, handling various communications and operational functions autonomously or in collaboration with the COO's reports, and assisting with group-wide project management. The successful applicant will also be involved in budgeting and compensation processes, and responsible for legal and business document review. In addition to being strong people and project managers, candidates should be critical thinkers with excellent commercial judgment, and superior communication, organizational, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant experience plus a JD, MBA, or comparable skillset. Previous experience in a Chief of Staff or similar role is preferred, but not required. Prior knowledge of corporate finance or capital markets is required.  This position offers the opportunity to work with senior leaders at the firm while assuming considerable responsibility, and to be part of a collegial working environment.
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Generalist

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

ABS Operations Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional project manager to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group.  This is a project management role within ABS Loans (a sub-set of the ABS group), with responsibility for several aspects of deal closing and post-investment performance monitoring. The ABS Loans team invests primarily in portfolios of non-performing loans in Europe.  The individual will work with our deal teams in New York and London on new deal set up and post-closing investment monitoring.  Responsibilities of new deal set-up 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 and monitoring third party functions, especially investment level reporting, and liaising with ABS's internal tech team. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience in finance. He or she must 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, Italian or German is a decided plus, but not required.  This position is based in London.
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Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (New York)

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

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

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

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

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

Proprietary Trader

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

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily resourceful, proactive, detail-oriented, and articulate individual, with an exceptional record of professional achievement, to act as Chief of Staff to the COO. Responsibilities will include tracking and driving progress against firm-wide goals, handling various communications and operational functions autonomously or in collaboration with the COO's reports, and assisting with group-wide project management. The successful applicant will also be involved in budgeting and compensation processes, and responsible for legal and business document review. In addition to being strong people and project managers, candidates should be critical thinkers with excellent commercial judgment, and superior communication, organizational, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant experience plus a JD, MBA, or comparable skillset. Previous experience in a Chief of Staff or similar role is preferred, but not required. Prior knowledge of corporate finance or capital markets is required.  This position offers the opportunity to work with senior leaders at the firm while assuming considerable responsibility, and to be part of a collegial working environment.
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Generalist

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

Accounts Payable Clerk

The D. E. Shaw group's Accounts Payable department is looking for a clerk to process vendor invoices and employee reimbursements for payments. The job will require the candidate to be able to process a high volume of tasks independently with a focus on efficiency.  The successful candidate will be a team player, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Ideal candidates will have approximately one to three years of work experience; prior experience within an Accounts Payable department, excellent Microsoft Excel skills, and a familiarity with accounting would be decided pluses.
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Management Reporting Associate

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an associate to join its Management Reporting group. The associate will gain a broad view of the firm, working on interesting and high-impact projects, along with recurring expense and profit and loss reporting, and will interact with the firm's senior management on a variety of high-level analyses. The ideal candidate will have approximately one to two years of finance experience, though talented candidates without such experience will be considered.  Successful candidates will be highly analytical, critical thinkers and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, data presentation, and project management.  Also of great importance are technological savvy and exceptionally strong communication skills and organizational abilities.
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Treasury Associate (London)

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an Associate to join the Treasury group in its London office to help monitor the firm's liquidity and collateral management activities.  The successful candidate will work closely with proprietary trading desks, accounting groups, and developers in addition to external contacts such as our funds' counterparties.  On a day-to-day basis, the Associate will oversee cash management, liquidity analysis, and portfolio financing, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of various standard financing arrangements, and an insight into financing and borrowing costs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in collateral management and/or risk at an investment bank or alternative asset manager and a familiarity with typical financing arrangements and various margining methodologies as well as regulatory knowledge of local markets.  They should possess in-depth domain/finance knowledge, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Of great importance are technological savvy as well as impressive project management skills. Additionally, a desire to enhance the efficiency of processes and excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. Experience in securities lending and borrowing, as well as optimization of portfolio financing, would be a decided advantage.
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Human Capital

Human Capital Associate

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

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

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

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Legal and Compliance

Legal and Compliance Analyst (Hong Kong)

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

IT/Enterprise: Linux Systems Architect

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
 
The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
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IT/Enterprise: PC Deployment Specialist (contract)

We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a PC Deployment Specialist in a temporary capacity (for approximately 6-8 weeks). Primary responsibilities include imaging and deploying PCs to users, testing and replacing PC parts and equipment, managing inventory, and application installation and troubleshooting. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience imaging and deploying machines, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong communication skills, and solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge.  A good understanding of PC and cabling terminology and a firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support are desired.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Assistance

There are no open positions in this functional area at this time.

SUPPORT

Administration

Facilities Assistant

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual to support the operations of the firm's Boston office. Primary responsibilities will include performing general office management and receptionist duties, providing general administrative support, and serving as a liaison with both internal and external parties.

The ideal candidate will excel at working both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  BA or BS degree is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  General working hours will be Monday 9am-2pm and Thursday 7:30am-12:30pm with flexibility to work additional hours as needed. A steadfast sensitivity to detail and proven technical savvy are also essential.  This position offers generous compensation and a collegial working environment.
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