Job Openings: Experienced

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

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  • Add to cart Facilities Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 1-2 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
  • Add to cart Receptionist
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual to join its reception team. Primary responsibilities will include general receptionist duties such as greeting external guests, helping manage the firm's main phone line, helping oversee the firm's conference rooms, and providing general administrative support as needed.
     
    The ideal candidate will be a strong team player and will be able to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A Bachelor's degree is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to detail is imperative, and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a decided plus.
  • Add to cart Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful Receptionist to help support the operations of our Hong Kong office. This position entails a number of administrative duties for the office (answering telephone calls, collecting and distributing mail, meeting/greeting clients and other external visitors, etc.). Responsibilities will also include some event planning, travel arrangements and preparing expenses for the trading team, and maintenance of office pantries and supply stocks.
     
    The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently as well as on a team, will have impeccable communication skills in English (knowledge of Mandarin is also a plus), and will handle 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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  • Add to cart Associate - Office of the COO
    The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
     
    As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
     
    Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
  • Add to cart Corporate Development Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new investment strategies and investment products for the firm.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new products; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management.  A bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, and 1-4 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with excellent critical thinking, project management, and communication skills.
  • 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.
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  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Corporate Development
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support two executives and their team within the Corporate Development group, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, liaising with internal business units and external parties, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects such as proofreading and editing.
    For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Long/Short Equity team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging emails and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, planning and executing intricate travel itineraries, and providing general administrative support. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside 3 other EAs, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Risk
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support the firm's Chief Risk Officer. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, liaising with external parties and internal business units including the firm's Risk Committee, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects.
     
    For this role we are seeking a highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience and a sharp eye for detail. This individual will be expected to excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook), and a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is a decided plus.
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  • Add to cart Financial Reporting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Accounting Associate to join its Financial Reporting group, which handles the firm's investor and legal entity financial reporting for its hedge fund and private equity vehicles.  The Accounting Associate will prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; conduct account and performance analyses; and handle investor, management, and regulatory reporting for multiple legal entities transacting in global capital markets.  The new hire may also work on special projects such as launching new fund vehicles, conducting historical analyses, fielding bespoke requests from various internal groups including senior management, the front office, and the investor relations group, re-engineering and implementing processes, and testing and integrating various types of software. Accounting Associates have the opportunity to gain a macro view of the firm's financial activities and learn about complex fund structures and investor transactions, and they enjoy substantial interaction with our investor relations, management reporting, trade accounting, treasury, and software development groups.
     
    Successful candidates will have between one and two years of experience in public accounting or in an accounting or reporting function at a hedge fund, investment manager, or other financial services firm. Such candidates will also be proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individuals with an aptitude for accounting and a facility with numbers.  A major or concentration in accounting is a prerequisite, and a CPA is beneficial.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an analytical approach to problem-solving, and a rigorous work ethic are essential.
  • Add to cart Management Reporting Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an associate to join its Management Reporting group. The associate will gain a broad view of the firm, working on interesting and high-impact projects, along with recurring expense and profit and loss reporting, and will interact with the firm's senior management on a variety of high-level analyses. The ideal candidate will have approximately one to two years of finance experience, though talented candidates without such experience will be considered.  Successful candidates will be highly analytical, critical thinkers and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, data presentation, and project management.  Also of great importance are technological savvy and excellent communication skills along with organizational abilities.
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  • Add to cart Senior Human Capital Business Partner
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidate will serve as the senior business partner for a variety of business units that could include quantitative trading strategies, investor relations, corporate development, legal and compliance, and the office of the COO. The senior business partner will advise business unit heads on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues, in addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects. He or she will also provide strategic direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.  
     
    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker as well as a hands-on practitioner with 10 or more years of human capital experience and will possess excellent relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; an individual who adapts quickly and thrives in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines- talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential.  Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Impressive candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
  • Add to cart Talent Development Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an associate to work on a broad range of projects as part of the firm's Talent Development team. The Associate will collaborate with the Talent Development Specialists and Human Capital Business Partners and play an active role in the firm's talent development activities.  Responsibilities will include assisting with organizational development projects, supporting on-site learning programs, data analysis and reporting, writing proposals, and conducting external research. This role provides the opportunity to gain strategic talent development expertise from high-caliber colleagues in a collegial environment.

    We are looking for candidates with 2-5 years of work experience who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly. Prior Human Capital experience is not required. The ideal candidate will be an organized project manager, and Excel skills are a decided plus. Candidates who thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment will excel in this role. An educational background in psychology or sociology is preferred, but not required.
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  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
     
    The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Operations Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an operations analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in New York. The ABS group invests in both structured products and loan portfolios in the U.S. and in Europe. The individual will work with our deal teams in New York and in London on new deal set up, post-closing investment monitoring, and asset disposals. New deal set up responsibilities include liaising with internal and external legal, operations, accounting, and tax groups to cover all corporate structuring and operational aspects of each individual investment. Post close, responsibilities will include performing internal asset valuations (pricing), monitoring third party functions (especially investment level reporting), and liaising with ABS's internal tech team. This role is also responsible for asset monitoring and reconciliation, as well as investment accounting and deal performance tracking.
     
    The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years of experience in finance in a similar middle office role, a bachelor's degree, be commercially minded, have superior organizational skills, and be able to oversee complex projects involving multiple parties. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must, and competency with Spanish or Italian is a decided plus, but not required.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Industrials Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Industrials group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of industrial investing, including but not limited to automotive, building products, and machinery. This position affords direct exposure to investment decisions that will help cultivate expertise within the Industrial sector. The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-4 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Industrials sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Strategic Investments Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Strategic Investments team to support our fundamental investing efforts. This analyst will work with our other Long-Short equity groups, and focus on strategic investments which may include event-driven and activist situations across sectors and geographies. This analyst will be responsible for conducting fundamental due diligence on existing and potential investments and, over time, will be expected to help with idea generation.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 3-5 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, private equity firm and/or hedge fund. Candidates with strong backgrounds in distressed situations and restructuring will also be considered. A passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential. The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
  • Add to cart Special Situations Analyst (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its Hong Kong office. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
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  • Add to cart Investor Relations Communications Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented individual to join its Investor Relations team to focus specifically on investor communications. Responsibilities include writing the firm's quarterly reports, scripting and producing the firm's quarterly conference calls, editing marketing materials, generating ad-hoc communications for investors, and drafting talking points for a variety of internal audiences, including Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, and senior leadership. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, 5+ years of relevant communications experience, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Previous direct experience with a financial services firm is preferred, though candidates able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the financial investments industry will also be considered. Strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well across a variety of internal and external audiences are also required.
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  • 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 will include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements.
     
    The ideal candidate would have 2-4 years of experience at an asset management firm, investment adviser, hedge fund manager, and/or law firm.  He or she also must have impressive 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.  Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is essential, and knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Commodities Exchange Act is a decided plus.
  • 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.
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  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and reliable data center specialist to join our IT/Enterprise team. This individual will be expected to work independently to assist in general data center operations in a variety of New York and New Jersey area co-location facilities: rack, install, and troubleshoot servers, storage, and networking equipment; and install and troubleshoot copper and fiber cables. This person must have exceptional written and oral communication skills since they will be working closely with other globally-based teams and/or vendors to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues. Attention to detail and the ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues is a must, and previous data center experience is required. Familiarity with DCIM software is a plus.  This candidate must also be open to shipping and receiving as required. Working experience with desktop support, project management, and a general interest in technology are also skills we desire.  Flexible hours (some evenings and weekends) and reliable transportation are required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Helpdesk Operations Manager
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Operations Manager for the Helpdesk function within its IT/Enterprise group. Our Helpdesk is responsible for supporting a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure. The Operations Manager will be charged with the day-to-day management of Helpdesk operational work, processes, and communications to ensure timely and efficient delivery of high quality technical support to the firm. Additionally, this person will work closely with the Helpdesk Manager on improving Helpdesk process and policy, as well as the operational development of Helpdesk team members, including Systems Administrators and Technicians.

    The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, and process-oriented, with a strong attention to detail and an exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize work.  He or she will have excellent judgment, superb written and verbal communication skills, and strong leadership and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate will also be familiar with corporate IT infrastructure (e.g., the technology described above) and have a thorough understanding of how an IT support group operates. Some experience with analytics and reporting, as well as managing or overseeing a team's technical operational work, are a plus.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Network Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Network Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group.  This individual will be responsible for researching, designing, and deploying enterprise network solutions (e.g. new firewall infrastructure), developing scripts and tools to support management of networking devices, and managing network efforts for global projects. The candidate will be involved in all phases of project management, from design to execution.
     
    The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in a technical discipline, excellent troubleshooting, investigative, and diagnostic skills, and 3+ years of experience designing and deploying highly available infrastructure solutions in a multi-site global environment. An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP and LAN switching, familiarity with a wide range of network equipment (including Cisco IOS, NXOS, and ASA platforms), and advanced knowledge of routing protocols (such as BGP and OSPF) are desired. Programming and scripting expertise is essential (preferably in Python) in order to manage a complex environment with a number of internally developed tools, as is knowledge of relevant Cisco APIs. A familiarity with wired/wireless 802.1x environments and Cisco ISE is recommended.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Security Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Security Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group. This individual will work on the development and execution of the firm's information security program to improve the security posture of a fast-paced, large-scale IT environment. The engineer will collaborate with development and infrastructure teams on the security design of new solutions, perform security reviews of new and existing systems, and design, build, and operate innovative tools to improve internal security operations. The engineer will also act as first response and work with system owners to remediate security-related incidents. Projects will span a wide range, including application security reviews, design of source code protection mechanisms, establishment of network demarcation points, and investigation of security incidents.
     
    A strong candidate will possess a solid grasp of computer security principles and a practical understanding of how security fails in the real world. The candidate will also have prior exposure to fundamental mechanisms behind computer attacks and corresponding mitigation techniques, as well as knowledge of current and emerging attack trends. Relevant hands-on experience with penetration testing and application security, or incident response and security infrastructure, is desired. Communication skills are also essential, as the role entails significant interaction with different departments in the organization.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Senior Windows Systems Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Senior Windows Systems Engineer to solve challenges in a dynamic environment. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing automation tools to centrally manage the environment, which runs firmwide applications, and its supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment.
     
    The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or other technical discipline and excellent communication skills. An in-depth knowledge of core Windows technologies and strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), with a focus on systems automation and configuration management, are required. A working knowledge of Linux in a cross-platform environment is preferred, and experience designing, developing, and supporting critical infrastructure services is essential. Additionally, some experience with automated build, deployment, and continuous integration systems, as well as configuration management tools (such as SCCM, PowerShell DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and/or SaltStack) and virtualized infrastructure (particularly Hyper-V and VMware), is a plus. A familiarity with network protocols used for authentication, authorization, and encryption (particularly Kerberos and TLS) is helpful but not required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

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

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

IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Operations Manager for the Helpdesk function within its IT/Enterprise group. Our Helpdesk is responsible for supporting a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure. The Operations Manager will be charged with the day-to-day management of Helpdesk operational work, processes, and communications to ensure timely and efficient delivery of high quality technical support to the firm. Additionally, this person will work closely with the Helpdesk Manager on improving Helpdesk process and policy, as well as the operational development of Helpdesk team members, including Systems Administrators and Technicians.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, and process-oriented, with a strong attention to detail and an exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize work.  He or she will have excellent judgment, superb written and verbal communication skills, and strong leadership and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate will also be familiar with corporate IT infrastructure (e.g., the technology described above) and have a thorough understanding of how an IT support group operates. Some experience with analytics and reporting, as well as managing or overseeing a team's technical operational work, are a plus.
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IT/Enterprise: Network Engineer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new investment strategies and investment products for the firm.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new products; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management.  A bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, and 1-4 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with excellent critical thinking, project management, and communication skills.
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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 an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
 
The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
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Asset-Backed Securities Operations Analyst

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

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

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

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 3-5 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, private equity firm and/or hedge fund. Candidates with strong backgrounds in distressed situations and restructuring will also be considered. A passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential. The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.
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Special Situations Analyst (Hong Kong)

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

Proprietary Trader

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new investment strategies and investment products for the firm.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new products; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management.  A bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, and 1-4 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with excellent critical thinking, project management, and communication skills.
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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

Financial Reporting Associate

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

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

Senior Human Capital Business Partner

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidate will serve as the senior business partner for a variety of business units that could include quantitative trading strategies, investor relations, corporate development, legal and compliance, and the office of the COO. The senior business partner will advise business unit heads on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues, in addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects. He or she will also provide strategic direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.  
 
The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker as well as a hands-on practitioner with 10 or more years of human capital experience and will possess excellent relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; an individual who adapts quickly and thrives in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines- talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential.  Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Impressive candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
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Talent Development Associate

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an associate to work on a broad range of projects as part of the firm's Talent Development team. The Associate will collaborate with the Talent Development Specialists and Human Capital Business Partners and play an active role in the firm's talent development activities.  Responsibilities will include assisting with organizational development projects, supporting on-site learning programs, data analysis and reporting, writing proposals, and conducting external research. This role provides the opportunity to gain strategic talent development expertise from high-caliber colleagues in a collegial environment.

We are looking for candidates with 2-5 years of work experience who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly. Prior Human Capital experience is not required. The ideal candidate will be an organized project manager, and Excel skills are a decided plus. Candidates who thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment will excel in this role. An educational background in psychology or sociology is preferred, but not required.
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Investor Relations

Investor Relations Communications Specialist

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented individual to join its Investor Relations team to focus specifically on investor communications. Responsibilities include writing the firm's quarterly reports, scripting and producing the firm's quarterly conference calls, editing marketing materials, generating ad-hoc communications for investors, and drafting talking points for a variety of internal audiences, including Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, and senior leadership. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, 5+ years of relevant communications experience, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Previous direct experience with a financial services firm is preferred, though candidates able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the financial investments industry will also be considered. Strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well across a variety of internal and external audiences are also required.
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Legal and Compliance

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 will include advising the firm's business managers on securities laws and regulatory requirements.
 
The ideal candidate would have 2-4 years of experience at an asset management firm, investment adviser, hedge fund manager, and/or law firm.  He or she also must have impressive 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.  Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is essential, and knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Commodities Exchange Act is a decided plus.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Data Center Specialist (6-Month Contract)

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Operations Manager for the Helpdesk function within its IT/Enterprise group. Our Helpdesk is responsible for supporting a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure. The Operations Manager will be charged with the day-to-day management of Helpdesk operational work, processes, and communications to ensure timely and efficient delivery of high quality technical support to the firm. Additionally, this person will work closely with the Helpdesk Manager on improving Helpdesk process and policy, as well as the operational development of Helpdesk team members, including Systems Administrators and Technicians.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, and process-oriented, with a strong attention to detail and an exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize work.  He or she will have excellent judgment, superb written and verbal communication skills, and strong leadership and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate will also be familiar with corporate IT infrastructure (e.g., the technology described above) and have a thorough understanding of how an IT support group operates. Some experience with analytics and reporting, as well as managing or overseeing a team's technical operational work, are a plus.
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IT/Enterprise: Network Engineer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant - Corporate Development

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support two executives and their team within the Corporate Development group, which develops new financial businesses and drives global expansion for the firm. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging email and tasks, liaising with internal business units and external parties, providing general administrative support, and offering support for ad hoc projects such as proofreading and editing.
For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment as well as independently, all while handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).
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Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Long/Short Equity team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging emails and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, planning and executing intricate travel itineraries, and providing general administrative support. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside 3 other EAs, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).
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Executive Assistant - Risk

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

Administration

Facilities Assistant

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 1-2 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
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Receptionist

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful individual to join its reception team. Primary responsibilities will include general receptionist duties such as greeting external guests, helping manage the firm's main phone line, helping oversee the firm's conference rooms, and providing general administrative support as needed.
 
The ideal candidate will be a strong team player and will be able to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.  A Bachelor's degree is required, as are strong writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  A steadfast sensitivity to detail is imperative, and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a decided plus.
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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptionally intelligent, articulate, proactive, and resourceful Receptionist to help support the operations of our Hong Kong office. This position entails a number of administrative duties for the office (answering telephone calls, collecting and distributing mail, meeting/greeting clients and other external visitors, etc.). Responsibilities will also include some event planning, travel arrangements and preparing expenses for the trading team, and maintenance of office pantries and supply stocks.
 
The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently as well as on a team, will have impeccable communication skills in English (knowledge of Mandarin is also a plus), and will handle 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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