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  • Add to cart All Positions in Administration & Facilities
  • Add to cart Group Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual for a challenging, fast-paced role supporting a number of technical front-office groups at the firm.  This position will play a key role in keeping business initiatives organized and on track.  Primary responsibilities will include general administrative support, managing complex schedules, event planning, offering support for key projects, and serving as a liaison with both internal and external parties.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). Experience in financial services is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Head Foodie
    We are looking for someone to nourish our team of extraordinary staff in Manhattan.  The ideal candidate loves food, takes an interest in nutrition, and is willing to roll up her/his sleeves in managing the full life cycle of a food and beverage program, from menu planning through to service delivery, while staying up to date with trends, restaurants, and events in the food industry.  The successful candidate might come from the hospitality industry or elsewhere, but will certainly be willing and able to lead, inspire, challenge, and be challenged by demanding and high performing colleagues.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Corporate Development
  • Add to cart Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Vice President with project management and transaction execution experience to join our Corporate Development team. The Vice President will serve as a project manager in a growing department that develops new financial businesses for the firm.  This individual will be based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, and will focus specifically on market access projects in China.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new ventures; managing engagement and due diligence with external partners; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management. The ideal candidate will have 6-12 years of work experience, ideally in investment banking and/or corporate development, and exposure to financial services is a definite plus. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the regulatory process in China. The successful candidate will be a creative, critical thinker with exceptional project management, analytical, and communication skills. An outstanding academic record from a top-tier university is required.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant (Investor Relations)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of our Investor Relations group. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional analytical, communication, organizational and time-management skills.
     
    The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Finance and Operations
  • Add to cart Finance Associate (Arcesium)
    Arcesium, recently spun out from the D. E. Shaw group and now independently operated, is a financial technology company that intends to become the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle and back office needs of asset managers. Although Arcesium is a new company with the spirit of a start-up, its stable foundation and favorable reputation stems from the solid employee and technology infrastructure built by the D.E. Shaw group over the past five years. Arcesium employees have great exposure to the complexities of many different size clients as well as having the power to leverage technology development resources to enhance the business daily.  Arcesium provides full shadow accounting capabilities that support asset managers' post-trade activities; inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting. This company is growing exponentially and provides a great opportunity to a qualified candidate to be part of a fast-paced environment with multi-faceted opportunities to grow professionally coupled with a unique start-up feel.
     
    Arcesium seeks a highly motivated, critical thinker to join our team of Finance Associates in a start-up environment.  The position will work on profit and loss computation, position reconciliation, trade settlements and break investigation, lifecycle events, month-end trade accounting, cash management and liquidity analysis, and industry and regulatory initiatives. There will be opportunity for this position to be responsible for reviewing and approving work product (e.g. financial statements, daily position and cash reconciliations, and month-end workpapers) done by junior colleagues. The associate will interact with clients (including trading desks, investor relations, and financial and management reporting), counterparties, and internal software development groups daily, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  This position will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to the daily requirements of the position. These could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, investigation of pricing volatility, and work with the financial reporting team on financial statements and reviewing accounting policies and accounting treatments.

    The position will provide exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, including highly complex derivative instruments. The associate will gain exposure to various levels of management and learn about building a business from the ground up.  Arcesium is looking for a candidate to help implement policies, procedures, infrastructure, and best practices in an innovative and forward-thinking business environment.  Successful candidates will have between 4-8 years of experience in trade operations and or accounting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, fund administrator, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred.   The ideal candidate will be proactive, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills are imperative.
  • Add to cart Finance Associate - Treasury (Arcesium)
    Arcesium, recently spun out from the D. E. Shaw group and now independently operated, is a financial technology company that intends to become the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle and back office needs of asset managers. Arcesium provides full shadow accounting capabilities that support asset managers' post-trade activities; inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting. Arcesium provides a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to be part of a fast-paced environment with multi-faceted opportunities to grow professionally coupled with a unique start-up feel.

    Arcesium seeks a highly motivated, critical thinker to join our team of Finance Associates in a start-up environment.  The position will work on profit and loss computation, position reconciliation, trade settlements and break investigation, lifecycle events, month-end trade accounting, cash management and liquidity analysis, and industry and regulatory initiatives. There will be opportunity for this position to be responsible for reviewing and approving work product (e.g. financial statements, daily position and cash reconciliations, and month-end workpapers) done by junior colleagues. The associate will interact with clients (including trading desks, investor relations, and financial and management reporting), counterparties, and internal software development groups daily, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  This position will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to the daily requirements of the position. These could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, investigation of pricing volatility, and working with the financial reporting team on financial statements and reviewing accounting policies and accounting treatments.

    The position will provide exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, including highly complex derivative instruments. The associate will gain exposure to various levels of management and learn about building a business from the ground up.  Arcesium is looking for a candidate to help implement policies, procedures, infrastructure, and best practices in an innovative and forward-thinking business environment.  Successful candidates will have between 1-2 years of experience in the liquidity and collateral management function at a hedge fund, investment manager, fund administrator, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred.   The ideal candidate will be proactive, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills are imperative.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Human Capital
  • Add to cart Recruiter
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for an individual with a strong record of academic and professional achievement to recruit world-class talent in a variety of fields. Members of our Recruiting team create and execute strategies to identify and attract impressive candidates for diverse positions throughout the firm. This is a dynamic, high-visibility position, offering multiple opportunities to learn about the firm's various businesses.  Candidates should be critical thinkers with exceptional communication, analytical, and organizational skills. We welcome applicants from any field of study and with any level of degree (BA, BS, MS, PhD), and we have a long history of hiring successful candidates from the humanities and social sciences. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of work experience with at least some in recruiting, and specifically headhunting or agency experience is preferred.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Investment Analysis
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a dedicated and creative Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in its London office. This individual will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the ABS team's Non-Performing Loans business with a chief focus on European opportunities.  Responsibilities will include building financial models and valuation analyses, and transaction execution support.   In addition, this individual will be responsible for deal monitoring and maintenance analytics, integrating specific deals into D. E. Shaw's proprietary deal analytics infrastructure.  
     
    An ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience with a major investment firm and/or investment bank with a demonstrated skill for advanced financial analysis.  Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are particularly sought after, and competency with Spanish, Italian and/or German is a plus.  This position allows the opportunity to join the firm's ABS group, as well as the chance to be highly involved in investment decisions which directly affect the firm's activities.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Credit Opportunities Associate (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proprietary investment analyst for its Credit Opportunities strategy in Hong Kong. The desk invests in high yield, distressed debt, and credit driven special situations across the Asia Pacific region.  Responsibilities include:  generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial and trade modeling/valuation, and monitoring markets and investments. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in a credit investment, private equity, research or investment banking role at a top firm. Asian investing experience is strongly preferred, as is experience in restructuring, private credit, and event-driven public investing situations. Candidates must have strong analytical and communication skills, an excellent academic record from a top school and hold a CFA qualification.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Consumer Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Consumer 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 Consumer industry is preferred, and a strong passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
     
    This position affords the opportunity to join the firm's Long/Short Consumer group, as well as the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the sector.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in investment management, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Legal and Compliance
  • Add to cart Corporate Transactional/Securities Attorney
    The D. E. Shaw Legal Department seeks a corporate attorney with four to six years of experience.  Responsibilities will include counseling the firm's Private Equity group with respect to its renewable energy investments, counseling a public portfolio company with respect to its obligations under the securities laws, and managing various other transactions and projects.  

    Candidates must be exceptionally analytical, creative, and dedicated, with superior communication and organizational skills and a strong concern for detail.  A lively interest in exploring and mastering new areas of the law is essential, as is at least four years of experience managing deals and advising clients directly.  Extensive experience advising public issuers with respect to their obligations under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required.  Experience in renewable energy, public offerings, and/or M&A transactions is desirable.  Candidates must be able to work both independently and collegially as part of a team.
  • 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 and Cantonese are required; Mandarin ability is 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 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 Data Center Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables.  This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with Raritan's dcTrack software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in a temporary capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
  • Add to cart Linux Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Linux Engineer to join its IT team. This individual will be responsible for developing automation tools and managing the server environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large scale Linux environment. The engineer will work with developers to integrate infrastructure with application development, and manage core infrastructure such as Kerberos and DNS.
     
    The individual should have a computer science or engineering degree, Linux/UNIX engineering experience, large installation systems administration experience, strong programming and scripting ability, and excellent communication skills.
  • Add to cart Project Manager/Onboarding Specialist (Arcesium)
    Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

    Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Project Manager/Onboarding Specialist (PM/OS).  The PM/OS will be tasked with coordinating and facilitating a number of important global initiatives for Arcesium.   As such, he or she will need to interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including individuals in remote offices and clients of the new venture.  The PM/OS will be tasked with working on a mix of technical and non-technical projects as firm needs dictate.
  • Add to cart Service Desk Specialist (Arcesium)
    Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

    Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Service Desk Professional to support the activities of this new technology and service company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities.  The Service Desk Professional will be accountable for providing the first line of support to Arcesium clients.   He or she will be responsible for responding to issues of varying complexity both over the phone and via email, utilizing internal and external  resources as needed to ensure timely resolution.  He or she will also be tasked with documenting these issues, contributing to a knowledge base, and building an exceptional support experience for our clients.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a support role for clients of software products and an exceptional ability to communicate, troubleshoot, and resolve all types of client issues.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal communications skills, a customer-service orientation, and a knack for problem solving. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.   He or she should be comfortable working with specific shifts (including EOD) and adhering to SLA's.  Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills are also necessary.  An understanding of production software support is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
  • Add to cart Special Technology Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily gifted technologist to join a team providing direct technical support to the firm's chairman.  The successful candidate will work closely with our highly skilled IT systems staff and will be responsible for projects involving a wide range of technology.  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): on-site and off-site support for all technology-related needs of the firm's chairman; researching, testing, and evaluating new technology products; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; developing custom workflow applications, and new monitoring and administration tools to automate maintenance tasks; and as-needed involvement in firm-wide technology projects not directly related to the chairman.

    The ideal candidate will have a computer science or engineering degree, extensive knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX environments, and some programming and scripting ability (Python, C#, PowerShell, etc.), as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  While we welcome applications from systems administrators with extensive track records, we are looking for exceptional technical ability and problem-solving skills more than specific experience.  Successful candidates will get broad exposure to enterprise technologies and an opportunity to collaborate on large-scale systems engineering projects.
     
    We are seeking an exceptionally well-qualified candidate and are prepared to offer an extremely attractive compensation package.
  • Add to cart Tech Ops Engineer (Arcesium)
    Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

    Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Tech Ops Engineer to support the activities of this new technology and services company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities. The Tech Ops Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting critical production issues across the platform (AWS, RHEL, Windows Server) and applications (Java Tomcat, Python, Perl); carrying out production deployments; identifying and patching bugs and inefficiencies; and building monitoring and reporting frameworks as well as tools used to streamline and automate tasks throughout the platform lifecycle. This role will provide the opportunity to interact directly with end users to resolve technical issues as well as exposure to various technologies including (but not limited to) AWS, Ansible, ZooKeeper, Elastic Search, Kibana, Python and Java, as well as Linux, SQL Server and Windows Server.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a DevOps, TechOps, or Site Reliability Engineering role at a top startup or technology firm, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills, an operations-oriented mindset, and a knack for technical firefighting, diagnostics, troubleshooting and problem solving. A knowledge of systems administration, software development, scripting and building automation tools, and a thorough understanding of the TCP/IP stack and the Unix environment are a must. Experience with coding in Python, Java, or other object-oriented language, as well as a familiarity with AWS are strongly desired. Additionally, this role will require some international travel to conduct project work directly with our technology development, infrastructure, and operations teams in our international offices.
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  • Add to cart Energy Trader (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader/analyst for its Energy group in London to invest in a wide variety of energy markets, with particular focus on the European power, natural gas, carbon and coal markets.  Primary responsibilities will include analyzing markets to identify trade opportunities, contributing to research projects and communicating with counterparties.
     
    Candidates should have three to five years of experience either as an analyst or as a junior trader, with a deep understanding of the physical markets. The ideal candidate will also have cross commodity and cross regional knowledge, and strong local relationships. We seek candidates with exceptional quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and organizational skills; and sensitivity to detail and the ability to multi-task.  This position offers opportunities for long-term advancement.
  • Add to cart Junior Proprietary Trader (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw Group is looking to train motivated individuals to trade in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies in its Hong Kong office.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (e.g. degree from a top-tier university), and a high level of computer literacy.  1-3 years of direct prior experience on a trading desk, ideally with some exposure to equities, is preferred. Proven interest and experience in Asia (language, life, work) is a plus.
  • Add to cart Trader - Latin American Markets
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader with experience in Latin American markets to join its Corporate Credit team, either in the firm's New York headquarters or in its London offices. Candidates should have at least six years' experience trading and investing in Latin American markets, ideally including at least several years of responsibility for the P&L of a trading desk or strategy. Extraordinary quantitative and analytical aptitude, excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record (including a high GPA from a top-tier school, and strong standardized test scores), a high level of computer literacy, and a passion for investing.  Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage.

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

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

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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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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

Data Center Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Project Manager/Onboarding Specialist (PM/OS).  The PM/OS will be tasked with coordinating and facilitating a number of important global initiatives for Arcesium.   As such, he or she will need to interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including individuals in remote offices and clients of the new venture.  The PM/OS will be tasked with working on a mix of technical and non-technical projects as firm needs dictate.
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Service Desk Specialist (Arcesium)

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Service Desk Professional to support the activities of this new technology and service company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities.  The Service Desk Professional will be accountable for providing the first line of support to Arcesium clients.   He or she will be responsible for responding to issues of varying complexity both over the phone and via email, utilizing internal and external  resources as needed to ensure timely resolution.  He or she will also be tasked with documenting these issues, contributing to a knowledge base, and building an exceptional support experience for our clients.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a support role for clients of software products and an exceptional ability to communicate, troubleshoot, and resolve all types of client issues.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal communications skills, a customer-service orientation, and a knack for problem solving. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.   He or she should be comfortable working with specific shifts (including EOD) and adhering to SLA's.  Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills are also necessary.  An understanding of production software support is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
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Special Technology Coordinator

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

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

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Tech Ops Engineer to support the activities of this new technology and services company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities. The Tech Ops Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting critical production issues across the platform (AWS, RHEL, Windows Server) and applications (Java Tomcat, Python, Perl); carrying out production deployments; identifying and patching bugs and inefficiencies; and building monitoring and reporting frameworks as well as tools used to streamline and automate tasks throughout the platform lifecycle. This role will provide the opportunity to interact directly with end users to resolve technical issues as well as exposure to various technologies including (but not limited to) AWS, Ansible, ZooKeeper, Elastic Search, Kibana, Python and Java, as well as Linux, SQL Server and Windows Server.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a DevOps, TechOps, or Site Reliability Engineering role at a top startup or technology firm, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills, an operations-oriented mindset, and a knack for technical firefighting, diagnostics, troubleshooting and problem solving. A knowledge of systems administration, software development, scripting and building automation tools, and a thorough understanding of the TCP/IP stack and the Unix environment are a must. Experience with coding in Python, Java, or other object-oriented language, as well as a familiarity with AWS are strongly desired. Additionally, this role will require some international travel to conduct project work directly with our technology development, infrastructure, and operations teams in our international offices.
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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)

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

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

Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proprietary investment analyst for its Credit Opportunities strategy in Hong Kong. The desk invests in high yield, distressed debt, and credit driven special situations across the Asia Pacific region.  Responsibilities include:  generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial and trade modeling/valuation, and monitoring markets and investments. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in a credit investment, private equity, research or investment banking role at a top firm. Asian investing experience is strongly preferred, as is experience in restructuring, private credit, and event-driven public investing situations. Candidates must have strong analytical and communication skills, an excellent academic record from a top school and hold a CFA qualification.
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Long-Short Consumer Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short Consumer 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 Consumer industry is preferred, and a strong passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills.
 
This position affords the opportunity to join the firm's Long/Short Consumer group, as well as the chance to be directly exposed to investment decisions and to gain expertise within the sector.  The group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in investment management, and substantial growth opportunities.
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Trading

Energy Trader (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a trader/analyst for its Energy group in London to invest in a wide variety of energy markets, with particular focus on the European power, natural gas, carbon and coal markets.  Primary responsibilities will include analyzing markets to identify trade opportunities, contributing to research projects and communicating with counterparties.
 
Candidates should have three to five years of experience either as an analyst or as a junior trader, with a deep understanding of the physical markets. The ideal candidate will also have cross commodity and cross regional knowledge, and strong local relationships. We seek candidates with exceptional quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and organizational skills; and sensitivity to detail and the ability to multi-task.  This position offers opportunities for long-term advancement.
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Junior Proprietary Trader (Hong Kong)

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

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

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)

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

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

Finance Associate (Arcesium)

Arcesium, recently spun out from the D. E. Shaw group and now independently operated, is a financial technology company that intends to become the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle and back office needs of asset managers. Although Arcesium is a new company with the spirit of a start-up, its stable foundation and favorable reputation stems from the solid employee and technology infrastructure built by the D.E. Shaw group over the past five years. Arcesium employees have great exposure to the complexities of many different size clients as well as having the power to leverage technology development resources to enhance the business daily.  Arcesium provides full shadow accounting capabilities that support asset managers' post-trade activities; inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting. This company is growing exponentially and provides a great opportunity to a qualified candidate to be part of a fast-paced environment with multi-faceted opportunities to grow professionally coupled with a unique start-up feel.
 
Arcesium seeks a highly motivated, critical thinker to join our team of Finance Associates in a start-up environment.  The position will work on profit and loss computation, position reconciliation, trade settlements and break investigation, lifecycle events, month-end trade accounting, cash management and liquidity analysis, and industry and regulatory initiatives. There will be opportunity for this position to be responsible for reviewing and approving work product (e.g. financial statements, daily position and cash reconciliations, and month-end workpapers) done by junior colleagues. The associate will interact with clients (including trading desks, investor relations, and financial and management reporting), counterparties, and internal software development groups daily, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  This position will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to the daily requirements of the position. These could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, investigation of pricing volatility, and work with the financial reporting team on financial statements and reviewing accounting policies and accounting treatments.

The position will provide exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, including highly complex derivative instruments. The associate will gain exposure to various levels of management and learn about building a business from the ground up.  Arcesium is looking for a candidate to help implement policies, procedures, infrastructure, and best practices in an innovative and forward-thinking business environment.  Successful candidates will have between 4-8 years of experience in trade operations and or accounting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, fund administrator, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred.   The ideal candidate will be proactive, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills are imperative.
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Finance Associate - Treasury (Arcesium)

Arcesium, recently spun out from the D. E. Shaw group and now independently operated, is a financial technology company that intends to become the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle and back office needs of asset managers. Arcesium provides full shadow accounting capabilities that support asset managers' post-trade activities; inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting. Arcesium provides a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to be part of a fast-paced environment with multi-faceted opportunities to grow professionally coupled with a unique start-up feel.

Arcesium seeks a highly motivated, critical thinker to join our team of Finance Associates in a start-up environment.  The position will work on profit and loss computation, position reconciliation, trade settlements and break investigation, lifecycle events, month-end trade accounting, cash management and liquidity analysis, and industry and regulatory initiatives. There will be opportunity for this position to be responsible for reviewing and approving work product (e.g. financial statements, daily position and cash reconciliations, and month-end workpapers) done by junior colleagues. The associate will interact with clients (including trading desks, investor relations, and financial and management reporting), counterparties, and internal software development groups daily, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  This position will have the opportunity to work on special projects in addition to the daily requirements of the position. These could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, investigation of pricing volatility, and working with the financial reporting team on financial statements and reviewing accounting policies and accounting treatments.

The position will provide exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, including highly complex derivative instruments. The associate will gain exposure to various levels of management and learn about building a business from the ground up.  Arcesium is looking for a candidate to help implement policies, procedures, infrastructure, and best practices in an innovative and forward-thinking business environment.  Successful candidates will have between 1-2 years of experience in the liquidity and collateral management function at a hedge fund, investment manager, fund administrator, or other financial services firm, and will be proactive, detail-oriented, organized individuals.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred.   The ideal candidate will be proactive, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills are imperative.
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Human Capital

Recruiter

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

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Legal and Compliance

Corporate Transactional/Securities Attorney

The D. E. Shaw Legal Department seeks a corporate attorney with four to six years of experience.  Responsibilities will include counseling the firm's Private Equity group with respect to its renewable energy investments, counseling a public portfolio company with respect to its obligations under the securities laws, and managing various other transactions and projects.  

Candidates must be exceptionally analytical, creative, and dedicated, with superior communication and organizational skills and a strong concern for detail.  A lively interest in exploring and mastering new areas of the law is essential, as is at least four years of experience managing deals and advising clients directly.  Extensive experience advising public issuers with respect to their obligations under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is required.  Experience in renewable energy, public offerings, and/or M&A transactions is desirable.  Candidates must be able to work both independently and collegially as part of a team.
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Legal and Compliance Analyst (Hong Kong)

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

Data Center Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Project Manager/Onboarding Specialist (PM/OS).  The PM/OS will be tasked with coordinating and facilitating a number of important global initiatives for Arcesium.   As such, he or she will need to interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including individuals in remote offices and clients of the new venture.  The PM/OS will be tasked with working on a mix of technical and non-technical projects as firm needs dictate.
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Service Desk Specialist (Arcesium)

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Service Desk Professional to support the activities of this new technology and service company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities.  The Service Desk Professional will be accountable for providing the first line of support to Arcesium clients.   He or she will be responsible for responding to issues of varying complexity both over the phone and via email, utilizing internal and external  resources as needed to ensure timely resolution.  He or she will also be tasked with documenting these issues, contributing to a knowledge base, and building an exceptional support experience for our clients.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a support role for clients of software products and an exceptional ability to communicate, troubleshoot, and resolve all types of client issues.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal communications skills, a customer-service orientation, and a knack for problem solving. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.   He or she should be comfortable working with specific shifts (including EOD) and adhering to SLA's.  Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills are also necessary.  An understanding of production software support is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
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Special Technology Coordinator

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

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

Arcesium is a newly launched company intent on becoming the leading provider of technology and services solutions for the middle- and back-office needs of asset managers.  Arcesium recently spun out of the D. E. Shaw group, and is an independently operated provider of software and services that support asset managers' post-trade activities.  Arcesium can provide full shadow accounting capabilities, inclusive of multi-OMS trade capture support, portfolio and reference data management, reconciliation, treasury and pricing related services, collateral management, and portfolio accounting.

Arcesium LLC seeks a highly capable Tech Ops Engineer to support the activities of this new technology and services company that provides asset managers with software and service solutions for their post-trade activities. The Tech Ops Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting critical production issues across the platform (AWS, RHEL, Windows Server) and applications (Java Tomcat, Python, Perl); carrying out production deployments; identifying and patching bugs and inefficiencies; and building monitoring and reporting frameworks as well as tools used to streamline and automate tasks throughout the platform lifecycle. This role will provide the opportunity to interact directly with end users to resolve technical issues as well as exposure to various technologies including (but not limited to) AWS, Ansible, ZooKeeper, Elastic Search, Kibana, Python and Java, as well as Linux, SQL Server and Windows Server.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience in a DevOps, TechOps, or Site Reliability Engineering role at a top startup or technology firm, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills, an operations-oriented mindset, and a knack for technical firefighting, diagnostics, troubleshooting and problem solving. A knowledge of systems administration, software development, scripting and building automation tools, and a thorough understanding of the TCP/IP stack and the Unix environment are a must. Experience with coding in Python, Java, or other object-oriented language, as well as a familiarity with AWS are strongly desired. Additionally, this role will require some international travel to conduct project work directly with our technology development, infrastructure, and operations teams in our international offices.
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant (Investor Relations)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of our Investor Relations group. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional analytical, communication, organizational and time-management skills.
 
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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