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  • Add to cart Corporate Development Vice President (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Vice President with project management and transaction execution experience to join our Corporate Development team. The Vice President will serve as a project manager in a growing department that develops new financial businesses for the firm.  This individual will be based in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai, and will focus specifically on market access projects in China.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new ventures; managing engagement and due diligence with external partners; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management. The ideal candidate will have 6-12 years of work experience, ideally in investment banking and/or corporate development, and exposure to financial services is a definite plus. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the regulatory process in China. The successful candidate will be a creative, critical thinker with exceptional project management, analytical, and communication skills. An outstanding academic record from a top-tier university is required.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Executive Assistance
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of C-level executives.  Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, 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 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).  Experience in financial services is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant (Office Manager - Arcesium)
    Arcesium LLC seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of this new technology and post-trade services firm jointly owned by the D. E. Shaw group and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, coordinating all facilities and office management needs, 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 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). Experience in office management is desirable, but not required. This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant (Private Equity)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of our Private Equity Department. 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 2-4 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). Experience in financial services and/or Private Equity is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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  • 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 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 TMT Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short TMT 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 TMT 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 TMT 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 Investor Relations
  • Add to cart Product Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Product Specialist to join the firm's growing institutional asset management team.  The successful candidate will serve as a major front office point of contact, both internally and with investors, on matters relating to the firm's global tactical asset allocation program. Some exposure to the firm's long-only and 130/30 quantitative equity products will also be involved in the role. The individual will be responsible for monitoring industry developments, generating content for written investor communications, and interfacing with the firm's investor relations and front office groups, and will play a significant role in the generation of marketing collateral, reporting materials, and white papers.  The role will entail significant travel to meet with investors and prospects and to conduct formal presentations.  Strong quantitative skills and capital markets knowledge, unusual attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and the desire to excel in a dynamic work environment are essential, and the candidate must be an exceptional verbal and written communicator. Over fifteen years' work experience, including at least three years of experience in a similar capacity is a strong plus. This position affords the exciting opportunity to bridge portfolio management and relationship development, and to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the institutional asset management business.
  • Add to cart All Positions in Legal and Compliance
  • Add to cart Compliance Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that all of the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies-in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
     
    The ideal candidate will be exceptionally analytical, with superior drafting and communication skills; strong quantitative and organizational skills; great capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  Successful applicants will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though truly exceptional candidates without such experience will be considered.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
  • Add to cart Compliance Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented compliance analyst for its London office to work closely with an international team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that all of the office's activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements. Responsibilities include collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and executing compliance monitoring processes, assisting with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, and preparing regulatory filings, 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 excellent analytical abilities; superior drafting and verbal communication skills; numeracy, organizational, and project management acumen; an exceptional capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic. The ideal candidate will have spent one to four years at a law firm, alternative asset manager, investment bank, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred. Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.
       
    This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading and operations in Europe, as well as involvement in all aspects of its FCA regulatory compliance program and the fast-paced, constantly evolving EU regulatory arena.  The D. E. Shaw group's London office offers a collegial and intellectually rigorous working environment and the opportunity to interact with an extraordinary group of people.
  • 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 Investment Management Attorney
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an attorney to work closely with the firm's compliance professionals and Chief Compliance Officer.  Responsibilities include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements.  Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is essential, and general familiarity with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Commodities Exchange Act is a strong plus.  

    The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience at a law firm, asset management firm, or hedge fund manager.  A successful candidate also must have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a high capacity for detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory and compliance issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.
  • 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 Infrastructure Project Manager
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Project Manager to join its Infrastructure Technology team. This person will oversee mission-critical software development projects, most of which are executed in our remote offices. The Project Manager will be ultimately responsible for building next generation infrastructure used by technology and trading groups at the firm, as well as architecting solutions to support new technical and business initiatives. As such, he or she will have extensive interaction with senior Front-office professionals as well as offshore development and operations teams.

    The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of relevant experience, including experience as a software developer. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, video-conference, and phone. The ability to influence others, including those over whom he or she does not have formal authority, is a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required. The ideal candidate will have a strong background designing and building software tools.  Experience building applications used by traders or portfolio managers is a plus.  This candidate should also be passionate about creating high-quality, elegant software.
  • Add to cart IT/Development Business Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Business Analyst to join its IT/Development team.  This group is charged with developing new infrastructure for the firm's high-volume, straight-through processing environment and works with US- and India-based teams to specify, develop, and implement new applications.  The Business Analyst will be tasked with working on a mix of financial and non-financial projects as firm needs dictate.

    The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of relevant experience and an excellent academic record. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills with strong proficiency in writing specifications. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.  Helpful functional expertise includes: process mapping, process re-engineering, and data modeling. The candidate should have a general familiarity with alternative assets and the unique behavior of derivatives and illiquid instruments throughout the trading lifecycle. An understanding of software process is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - London
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - New York
    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 Unix Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix 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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  • 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.

Job Openings: Experienced

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Quantitative Analyst

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Project Manager to join its Infrastructure Technology team. This person will oversee mission-critical software development projects, most of which are executed in our remote offices. The Project Manager will be ultimately responsible for building next generation infrastructure used by technology and trading groups at the firm, as well as architecting solutions to support new technical and business initiatives. As such, he or she will have extensive interaction with senior Front-office professionals as well as offshore development and operations teams.

The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of relevant experience, including experience as a software developer. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, video-conference, and phone. The ability to influence others, including those over whom he or she does not have formal authority, is a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required. The ideal candidate will have a strong background designing and building software tools.  Experience building applications used by traders or portfolio managers is a plus.  This candidate should also be passionate about creating high-quality, elegant software.
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IT/Development Business Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Business Analyst to join its IT/Development team.  This group is charged with developing new infrastructure for the firm's high-volume, straight-through processing environment and works with US- and India-based teams to specify, develop, and implement new applications.  The Business Analyst will be tasked with working on a mix of financial and non-financial projects as firm needs dictate.

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of relevant experience and an excellent academic record. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills with strong proficiency in writing specifications. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.  Helpful functional expertise includes: process mapping, process re-engineering, and data modeling. The candidate should have a general familiarity with alternative assets and the unique behavior of derivatives and illiquid instruments throughout the trading lifecycle. An understanding of software process is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - London

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

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

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

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

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

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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Unix Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix 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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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

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 TMT Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a junior analyst to join its Long/Short TMT 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 TMT 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 TMT 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

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

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

Product Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Product Specialist to join the firm's growing institutional asset management team.  The successful candidate will serve as a major front office point of contact, both internally and with investors, on matters relating to the firm's global tactical asset allocation program. Some exposure to the firm's long-only and 130/30 quantitative equity products will also be involved in the role. The individual will be responsible for monitoring industry developments, generating content for written investor communications, and interfacing with the firm's investor relations and front office groups, and will play a significant role in the generation of marketing collateral, reporting materials, and white papers.  The role will entail significant travel to meet with investors and prospects and to conduct formal presentations.  Strong quantitative skills and capital markets knowledge, unusual attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and the desire to excel in a dynamic work environment are essential, and the candidate must be an exceptional verbal and written communicator. Over fifteen years' work experience, including at least three years of experience in a similar capacity is a strong plus. This position affords the exciting opportunity to bridge portfolio management and relationship development, and to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the institutional asset management business.
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Legal and Compliance

Compliance Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that all of the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies-in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
 
The ideal candidate will be exceptionally analytical, with superior drafting and communication skills; strong quantitative and organizational skills; great capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic.  Successful applicants will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though truly exceptional candidates without such experience will be considered.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
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Compliance Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a proactive, detail-oriented compliance analyst for its London office to work closely with an international team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that all of the office's activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements. Responsibilities include collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and executing compliance monitoring processes, assisting with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, and preparing regulatory filings, 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 excellent analytical abilities; superior drafting and verbal communication skills; numeracy, organizational, and project management acumen; an exceptional capacity for detail; and a robust work ethic. The ideal candidate will have spent one to four years at a law firm, alternative asset manager, investment bank, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred. Individuals who are motivated self-starters, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team, will excel in this position.
   
This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading and operations in Europe, as well as involvement in all aspects of its FCA regulatory compliance program and the fast-paced, constantly evolving EU regulatory arena.  The D. E. Shaw group's London office offers a collegial and intellectually rigorous working environment and the opportunity to interact with an extraordinary group of people.
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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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Investment Management Attorney

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an attorney to work closely with the firm's compliance professionals and Chief Compliance Officer.  Responsibilities include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements.  Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is essential, and general familiarity with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Commodities Exchange Act is a strong plus.  

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience at a law firm, asset management firm, or hedge fund manager.  A successful candidate also must have exceptionally strong analytical abilities, excellent communication and drafting skills, a high capacity for detail, and the ability to identify and analyze regulatory and compliance issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.
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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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Infrastructure Project Manager

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Project Manager to join its Infrastructure Technology team. This person will oversee mission-critical software development projects, most of which are executed in our remote offices. The Project Manager will be ultimately responsible for building next generation infrastructure used by technology and trading groups at the firm, as well as architecting solutions to support new technical and business initiatives. As such, he or she will have extensive interaction with senior Front-office professionals as well as offshore development and operations teams.

The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of relevant experience, including experience as a software developer. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, video-conference, and phone. The ability to influence others, including those over whom he or she does not have formal authority, is a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required. The ideal candidate will have a strong background designing and building software tools.  Experience building applications used by traders or portfolio managers is a plus.  This candidate should also be passionate about creating high-quality, elegant software.
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IT/Development Business Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Business Analyst to join its IT/Development team.  This group is charged with developing new infrastructure for the firm's high-volume, straight-through processing environment and works with US- and India-based teams to specify, develop, and implement new applications.  The Business Analyst will be tasked with working on a mix of financial and non-financial projects as firm needs dictate.

The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of relevant experience and an excellent academic record. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills with strong proficiency in writing specifications. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.  Helpful functional expertise includes: process mapping, process re-engineering, and data modeling. The candidate should have a general familiarity with alternative assets and the unique behavior of derivatives and illiquid instruments throughout the trading lifecycle. An understanding of software process is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must.
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IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - London

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

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

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

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

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

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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Unix Engineer

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Unix 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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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of C-level executives.  Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, 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 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).  Experience in financial services is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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Executive Assistant (Office Manager - Arcesium)

Arcesium LLC seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of this new technology and post-trade services firm jointly owned by the D. E. Shaw group and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, booking travel, offering support for key projects, coordinating all facilities and office management needs, 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 2-5 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). Experience in office management is desirable, but not required. This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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Executive Assistant (Private Equity)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and articulate individual to support the activities of our Private Equity Department. 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 2-4 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). Experience in financial services and/or Private Equity is desirable, but not required.  This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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