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  • Add to cart Corporate Development Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train motivated individuals in business development and strategy in its Corporate Development group during the summer of 2014.  Strong analytical aptitude and exceptional sensitivity to detail as well as extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are essential.  The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study and should have an outstanding academic record. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment and comfort with a quantitative problem-solving approach are a plus.  Direct prior finance experience is not required, but some demonstrated interest in, and exposure to, financial markets is a decided advantage. Successful interns may be considered for future, full-time placement in the firm's Corporate Development group or the Rotational Associates Program.
  • Add to cart Finance Associate
    We are seeking motivated critical thinkers to join our team of Finance Associates to work on things like performance analysis; profit and loss computation; position reconciliation and trade break investigation; cash management and liquidity analysis; and investor, management, and regulatory reporting.  Finance Associates interact frequently with our proprietary trading, private equity, investor relations, and software development groups, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  Finance Associates will have the opportunity to work on special projects--which could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, counterparty margin and financing rate research, and investigation of pricing volatility.  

    This position provides exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, and affords the opportunity to learn about a wide array of the firm's business activities.  The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills.  Strong communication skills are imperative.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred, but not necessary.
  • 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 Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

    Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
  • Add to cart 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 telecommunications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting of complex problem reports and requests, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance 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 a willingness to participate in an off-hours support coverage rotation and work occasional late hours and weekends.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to leverage search technologies and actively seek out information about unfamiliar problems.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

    Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices, particularly BlackBerry smartphones; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; basic understanding of scripting and/or markup languages (e.g. for PowerShell usage/wiki editing); trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience using and supporting LANDesk for hardware and software administration; 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 Junior Proprietary Trader
    Proprietary Junior Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will have up to two years' general experience with an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and GPA from a top-tier school), and a high level of computer literacy.  Direct prior experience is not required, but demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage.
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trading Intern (New York)
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train motivated individuals to trade and conduct research in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies during the summer of 2014.   Strong quantitative and analytical aptitude, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will be approaching their final year of full-time study and have an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and GPA from a top-tier school).  Direct prior experience is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage.
  • Add to cart Research Analyst Summer Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to join its Long/Short group during the summer of 2014 to support the firm's fundamental investing activities. Responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, and performing due diligence on potential investments in a variety of sectors. A strong passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis, is essential. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic achievement as well as excellent communication skills. Successful applicants will have ideally spent a summer at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager.

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: University

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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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: 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 telecommunications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting of complex problem reports and requests, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance 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 a willingness to participate in an off-hours support coverage rotation and work occasional late hours and weekends.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to leverage search technologies and actively seek out information about unfamiliar problems.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices, particularly BlackBerry smartphones; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; basic understanding of scripting and/or markup languages (e.g. for PowerShell usage/wiki editing); trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience using and supporting LANDesk for hardware and software administration; 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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TRADING & INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train motivated individuals in business development and strategy in its Corporate Development group during the summer of 2014.  Strong analytical aptitude and exceptional sensitivity to detail as well as extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are essential.  The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study and should have an outstanding academic record. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment and comfort with a quantitative problem-solving approach are a plus.  Direct prior finance experience is not required, but some demonstrated interest in, and exposure to, financial markets is a decided advantage. Successful interns may be considered for future, full-time placement in the firm's Corporate Development group or the Rotational Associates Program.
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Trading

Junior Proprietary Trader

Proprietary Junior Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies.  Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will have up to two years' general experience with an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and GPA from a top-tier school), and a high level of computer literacy.  Direct prior experience is not required, but demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage.
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Proprietary Trading Intern (New York)

The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train motivated individuals to trade and conduct research in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies during the summer of 2014.   Strong quantitative and analytical aptitude, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential.  The ideal candidate will be approaching their final year of full-time study and have an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and GPA from a top-tier school).  Direct prior experience is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage.
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Research Analyst Summer Intern

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to join its Long/Short group during the summer of 2014 to support the firm's fundamental investing activities. Responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, and performing due diligence on potential investments in a variety of sectors. A strong passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis, is essential. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic achievement as well as excellent communication skills. Successful applicants will have ideally spent a summer at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager.
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PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Corporate Development

Corporate Development Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train motivated individuals in business development and strategy in its Corporate Development group during the summer of 2014.  Strong analytical aptitude and exceptional sensitivity to detail as well as extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are essential.  The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study and should have an outstanding academic record. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment and comfort with a quantitative problem-solving approach are a plus.  Direct prior finance experience is not required, but some demonstrated interest in, and exposure to, financial markets is a decided advantage. Successful interns may be considered for future, full-time placement in the firm's Corporate Development group or the Rotational Associates Program.
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Finance and Operations

Finance Associate

We are seeking motivated critical thinkers to join our team of Finance Associates to work on things like performance analysis; profit and loss computation; position reconciliation and trade break investigation; cash management and liquidity analysis; and investor, management, and regulatory reporting.  Finance Associates interact frequently with our proprietary trading, private equity, investor relations, and software development groups, and work closely with colleagues in our international offices.  Finance Associates will have the opportunity to work on special projects--which could include things like historical analyses for new fund launches, counterparty margin and financing rate research, and investigation of pricing volatility.  

This position provides exposure to financial instruments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and markets, and affords the opportunity to learn about a wide array of the firm's business activities.  The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly analytical, and a driven self-starter with superior quantitative and problem-solving skills.  Strong communication skills are imperative.  A degree in economics, accounting, finance, business, math, science, or engineering is preferred, but not necessary.
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Technology

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 telecommunications infrastructure.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting of complex problem reports and requests, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance 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 a willingness to participate in an off-hours support coverage rotation and work occasional late hours and weekends.  Successful team members are resourceful, with a strong ability to leverage search technologies and actively seek out information about unfamiliar problems.  They also have great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical to interacting with all parts of a global business spanning many types of people and cultures.

Other desirable qualifications include: familiarity with general systems administration and an understanding of what makes for good IT policy; experience with phone, deskside, and remote user support; experience supporting mobile devices, particularly BlackBerry smartphones; familiarity with a Linux or Solaris environment; basic understanding of scripting and/or markup languages (e.g. for PowerShell usage/wiki editing); trade floor and/or data center support experience; familiarity with Cisco and/or Polycom communications technology; experience using and supporting LANDesk for hardware and software administration; 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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