Job Openings: University

We recruit year-round at colleges and graduate schools for full-time and intern roles. You may apply for multiple positions at the same time. To learn more, check out our campus calendar for upcoming visits to your school.

Expand All
  • 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. Our corporate development team is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities for the firm. Strong analytical aptitude; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study with an impressive record of academic achievement. 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 exposure to financial markets is welcomed.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement, in or outside of finance, to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including roles in product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem solving, and managing multiple projects. We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, with a motivation to learn, achieve, and contribute. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in finance, mathematics, or computer science, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
  • Add to cart Generalist Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Generalist interns will work in one of several departments in the firm, including product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts candidates, regardless of major. We are looking for students approaching their final year of full-time study, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who are motivated by a desire to learn, achieve, and contribute.
    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart Rotational Associates Program
    We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
  • Add to cart Fundamental Research Analyst Intern
    Research analysts are vital to the firm's fundamental investing groups, and we're looking for talented individuals with a unique perspective to join our team. Research analysts will be placed in one of four groups for the summer (Long/Short Equity, Credit Opportunities, Special Situations Arbitrage, or Asset-Backed Securities) where they will research, analyze, and perform due diligence on potential investments, all while gaining exposure to live deals as they progress. Strong candidates may have a passion for investing, but they may also be newcomers to the field and simply interested in tackling complex, multi-faceted problems. A demonstrated aptitude for financial analysis is a plus, as are excellent communication skills and previous internship experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager, though time spent working in finance is only one of many paths that can lead to an internship with us. Successful interns in this role will not only analyze new investment ideas but will also contribute unique ideas of their own.
  • Add to cart Quant Systems: Technologist Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program.  Our infrastructure specialists in Quant Systems work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We are looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will be working toward a degree in computer science or a technical discipline, and will have a strong interest in understanding how technology works, with a focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst Intern
    The goal of our summer internship program is to expose talented candidates to the projects and environment associated with full-time work in quantitative analysis and software development at the D. E. Shaw group. Interns interact with various trading groups and gain valuable work experience while demonstrating their skills on a variety of real-world projects. For quantitative analyst interns, these projects might include applying sophisticated numerical techniques and writing software to develop and analyze statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies, or researching financial literature to identify new trading ideas and creating simulations to test them. Software development interns work closely with full-time employees to build tools for the analysis of financial instruments as well as to design and deploy real-time, scalable applications for the firm's highly automated trading activities. Working closely with quants, developers, and other senior staff as mentors, interns can expect an environment conducive to learning. In addition, numerous social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs.
  • 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 Software Developer Intern
    The goal of our summer internship program is to expose talented candidates to the projects and environment associated with full-time work in quantitative analysis and software development at the D. E. Shaw group. Interns interact with various trading groups and gain valuable work experience while demonstrating their skills on a variety of real-world projects. For quantitative analyst interns, these projects might include applying sophisticated numerical techniques and writing software to develop and analyze statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies, or researching financial literature to identify new trading ideas and creating simulations to test them. Software development interns work closely with full-time employees to build tools for the analysis of financial instruments as well as to design and deploy real-time, scalable applications for the firm's highly automated trading activities. Working closely with quants, developers, and other senior staff as mentors, interns can expect an environment conducive to learning. In addition, numerous social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator
    We are looking for a talented technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator. The technologist we hire will be responsible for 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 also include troubleshooting of complex technical problems, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

    The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, strong organizational and time management skills, and a keen ability to seek out and apply solutions to unfamiliar problems. Great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical to interacting with colleagues that span time zones and cultures.

    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 an impressive record of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for 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-the0art 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.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Technologist Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program.  The technologists in our IT/Enterprise group are responsible for developing and managing a wide range of technology solutions, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and firmwide platforms such as communication, intranet, and HR productivity systems.  Responsibilities include developing automation solutions for software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements for all platforms. The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of UNIX and/or Windows environments, superb organizational and time management skills, as well as programming and scripting ability (Python, PowerShell, java, node.js, etc.)  This is a client-facing role and excellent verbal and written skills are a must.

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trader
    Proprietary Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. They are responsible for executing trades, managing relationships with counterparties, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of achievement, and possess a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but exposure to financial markets is a plus.
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trading Intern (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train a motivated individual to trade and conduct research in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies during the summer in its Hong Kong office. Strong quantitative and analytical aptitude; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate takes initiative to solve problems and possesses a high level of computer literacy. In addition, he or she will be approaching their final year of full-time study with an impressive academic record. Direct prior experience in Asia is not required, but some exposure to Asian markets is a plus. Financial modeling ability and knowledge of one or more Asian languages are desired but not required.
  • Add to cart Proprietary Trading Intern (New York or London)
    Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are at the core of our discretionary investment strategies, and we're looking to train motivated and unique individuals to contribute to the team during this coming summer. Since our approach sits uniquely at the intersection of finance and technology, our traders employ a number of technological platforms to analyze market data and ultimately make qualitative decisions based off of this analysis. Ideal candidates will possess a high level of computer literacy, will excel at both quantitative and qualitative problem-solving, and will have an interest in financial markets (absolutely no previous finance experience is necessary, however). Preference will be given to candidates approaching their final year of full-time study, pursuing a bachelor's or other advanced degree, though all are encouraged to apply. Among a diverse group of colleagues composed of published authors, entrepreneurs, opera singers, International Math and Physics Olympiad medalists, and many others, Trader Interns will take on complex challenges that are ever-changing and reach far beyond the world of finance.

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

Quant Systems: Technologist Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program.  Our infrastructure specialists in Quant Systems work as part of a global team developing tools and software for efficient operation of a very large global technology infrastructure.  We are looking for a systems programmer with particular interest in optimizing and automating large scale infrastructure operations.  The ideal candidate will be working toward a degree in computer science or a technical discipline, and will have a strong interest in understanding how technology works, with a focus on Linux systems internals, networking technologies, and high-performance computing technologies.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Strong programming skills are required; exposure to Python is particularly beneficial.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

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.
E-mail this position

Quantitative Analyst Intern

The goal of our summer internship program is to expose talented candidates to the projects and environment associated with full-time work in quantitative analysis and software development at the D. E. Shaw group. Interns interact with various trading groups and gain valuable work experience while demonstrating their skills on a variety of real-world projects. For quantitative analyst interns, these projects might include applying sophisticated numerical techniques and writing software to develop and analyze statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies, or researching financial literature to identify new trading ideas and creating simulations to test them. Software development interns work closely with full-time employees to build tools for the analysis of financial instruments as well as to design and deploy real-time, scalable applications for the firm's highly automated trading activities. Working closely with quants, developers, and other senior staff as mentors, interns can expect an environment conducive to learning. In addition, numerous social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs.
E-mail this position

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.
E-mail this position

Software Developer Intern

The goal of our summer internship program is to expose talented candidates to the projects and environment associated with full-time work in quantitative analysis and software development at the D. E. Shaw group. Interns interact with various trading groups and gain valuable work experience while demonstrating their skills on a variety of real-world projects. For quantitative analyst interns, these projects might include applying sophisticated numerical techniques and writing software to develop and analyze statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies, or researching financial literature to identify new trading ideas and creating simulations to test them. Software development interns work closely with full-time employees to build tools for the analysis of financial instruments as well as to design and deploy real-time, scalable applications for the firm's highly automated trading activities. Working closely with quants, developers, and other senior staff as mentors, interns can expect an environment conducive to learning. In addition, numerous social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs.
E-mail this position

Technology

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

We are looking for a talented technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator. The technologist we hire will be responsible for 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 also include troubleshooting of complex technical problems, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, strong organizational and time management skills, and a keen ability to seek out and apply solutions to unfamiliar problems. Great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical to interacting with colleagues that span time zones and cultures.

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 an impressive record of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)

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

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

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

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

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

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-the0art 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.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: Technologist Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program.  The technologists in our IT/Enterprise group are responsible for developing and managing a wide range of technology solutions, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and firmwide platforms such as communication, intranet, and HR productivity systems.  Responsibilities include developing automation solutions for software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements for all platforms. The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of UNIX and/or Windows environments, superb organizational and time management skills, as well as programming and scripting ability (Python, PowerShell, java, node.js, etc.)  This is a client-facing role and excellent verbal and written skills are a must.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

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. Our corporate development team is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities for the firm. Strong analytical aptitude; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study with an impressive record of academic achievement. 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 exposure to financial markets is welcomed.
E-mail this position

Generalist

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement, in or outside of finance, to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including roles in product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem solving, and managing multiple projects. We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, with a motivation to learn, achieve, and contribute. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in finance, mathematics, or computer science, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
E-mail this position

Generalist Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Generalist interns will work in one of several departments in the firm, including product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts candidates, regardless of major. We are looking for students approaching their final year of full-time study, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who are motivated by a desire to learn, achieve, and contribute.
In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

Rotational Associates Program

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
E-mail this position

Investment Analysis

Fundamental Research Analyst Intern

Research analysts are vital to the firm's fundamental investing groups, and we're looking for talented individuals with a unique perspective to join our team. Research analysts will be placed in one of four groups for the summer (Long/Short Equity, Credit Opportunities, Special Situations Arbitrage, or Asset-Backed Securities) where they will research, analyze, and perform due diligence on potential investments, all while gaining exposure to live deals as they progress. Strong candidates may have a passion for investing, but they may also be newcomers to the field and simply interested in tackling complex, multi-faceted problems. A demonstrated aptitude for financial analysis is a plus, as are excellent communication skills and previous internship experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager, though time spent working in finance is only one of many paths that can lead to an internship with us. Successful interns in this role will not only analyze new investment ideas but will also contribute unique ideas of their own.
E-mail this position

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.
E-mail this position

Proprietary Trading Intern (Hong Kong)

The D. E. Shaw group is looking to train a motivated individual to trade and conduct research in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies during the summer in its Hong Kong office. Strong quantitative and analytical aptitude; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate takes initiative to solve problems and possesses a high level of computer literacy. In addition, he or she will be approaching their final year of full-time study with an impressive academic record. Direct prior experience in Asia is not required, but some exposure to Asian markets is a plus. Financial modeling ability and knowledge of one or more Asian languages are desired but not required.
E-mail this position

Proprietary Trading Intern (New York or London)

Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are at the core of our discretionary investment strategies, and we're looking to train motivated and unique individuals to contribute to the team during this coming summer. Since our approach sits uniquely at the intersection of finance and technology, our traders employ a number of technological platforms to analyze market data and ultimately make qualitative decisions based off of this analysis. Ideal candidates will possess a high level of computer literacy, will excel at both quantitative and qualitative problem-solving, and will have an interest in financial markets (absolutely no previous finance experience is necessary, however). Preference will be given to candidates approaching their final year of full-time study, pursuing a bachelor's or other advanced degree, though all are encouraged to apply. Among a diverse group of colleagues composed of published authors, entrepreneurs, opera singers, International Math and Physics Olympiad medalists, and many others, Trader Interns will take on complex challenges that are ever-changing and reach far beyond the world of finance.
E-mail this position

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. Our corporate development team is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities for the firm. Strong analytical aptitude; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidates will be approaching their final year of full-time study with an impressive record of academic achievement. 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 exposure to financial markets is welcomed.
E-mail this position

Generalist

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement, in or outside of finance, to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including roles in product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem solving, and managing multiple projects. We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, with a motivation to learn, achieve, and contribute. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in finance, mathematics, or computer science, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
E-mail this position

Generalist Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Generalist interns will work in one of several departments in the firm, including product development, investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts candidates, regardless of major. We are looking for students approaching their final year of full-time study, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and will excel at taking initiative, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who are motivated by a desire to learn, achieve, and contribute.
In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

Rotational Associates Program

We are seeking individuals with an impressive record of academic or professional achievement to join our Rotational Associates Program. We're looking for candidates with raw talent, intellectual curiosity, and an interest in finance to become the next generation of leaders at our firm. As a Rotational Associate, you'll spend 12-18 months rotating through four departments, working on interesting projects while getting broad exposure to the firm's activities. Past associates have gone on to manage investment portfolios and make other significant contributions at the firm. While we welcome applicants with a background in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with accomplished and numerate liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are looking for a new challenge.
E-mail this position

Technology

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator

We are looking for a talented technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator. The technologist we hire will be responsible for 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 also include troubleshooting of complex technical problems, management and execution of software and hardware upgrades, maintenance of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, strong organizational and time management skills, and a keen ability to seek out and apply solutions to unfamiliar problems. Great social skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical to interacting with colleagues that span time zones and cultures.

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 an impressive record of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator (London)

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

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

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

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

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position

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-the0art 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.
E-mail this position

IT/Enterprise: Technologist Intern

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program.  The technologists in our IT/Enterprise group are responsible for developing and managing a wide range of technology solutions, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and firmwide platforms such as communication, intranet, and HR productivity systems.  Responsibilities include developing automation solutions for software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements for all platforms. The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of UNIX and/or Windows environments, superb organizational and time management skills, as well as programming and scripting ability (Python, PowerShell, java, node.js, etc.)  This is a client-facing role and excellent verbal and written skills are a must.

In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.
E-mail this position