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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 2015. 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 (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and a stellar GPA from a top-tier school). 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.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
  • Add to cart 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 Quantitative Analyst Summer Intern
    The goal of our summer internship program is to expose extraordinary 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 strong professional development. In addition, regularly scheduled social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the goings-on at the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science 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 Summer Intern
    The goal of our summer internship program is to expose extraordinary 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 strong professional development. In addition, regularly scheduled social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the goings-on at the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - London
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - New York
    Are you the person people turn to when they have a computer problem? Do you have a passion for tinkering with technology of all shapes and sizes?  We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Administrator, and are prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package.

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

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

    In keeping with our firm's culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by a strong history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in a temporary capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
  • Add to cart Equity Research Analyst Intern
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks research analysts to join its Long/Short equity group during the summer of 2015 to support the firm's fundamental investing activities. Analysts will be placed in one of the firm's four core industry groups: Consumer/Retail; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; or Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, and performing due diligence on potential investments. 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.
  • 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
    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 2015. 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 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 of 2015 in its Hong Kong office. 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 in Asia is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to Asian markets is a decided advantage.  Demonstrated abilities in financial modeling and valuation, as well as Asian language knowledge are desired but not required.

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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Quantitative Analyst Summer Intern

The goal of our summer internship program is to expose extraordinary 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 strong professional development. In addition, regularly scheduled social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the goings-on at the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs.
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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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Software Developer Summer Intern

The goal of our summer internship program is to expose extraordinary 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 strong professional development. In addition, regularly scheduled social events give interns the opportunity to interact with colleagues and learn about the goings-on at the firm as a whole. Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Systems Administrator - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are looking for an exceptionally talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in a temporary capacity. Primary responsibilities include hardware and software maintenance of desktop and laptop PCs, application installation and troubleshooting, mobile device management, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows OS knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting, desktop support, and mobile device support is a must, and a University degree is required.
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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 2015. 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 (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and a stellar GPA from a top-tier school). 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.
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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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Trading

Equity Research Analyst Intern

The D. E. Shaw group seeks research analysts to join its Long/Short equity group during the summer of 2015 to support the firm's fundamental investing activities. Analysts will be placed in one of the firm's four core industry groups: Consumer/Retail; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; or Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, and performing due diligence on potential investments. 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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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

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 2015. 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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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 of 2015 in its Hong Kong office. 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 in Asia is not required but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to Asian markets is a decided advantage.  Demonstrated abilities in financial modeling and valuation, as well as Asian language knowledge are desired but not required.
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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 2015. 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 (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and a stellar GPA from a top-tier school). 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.
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Generalist

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

Finance Associate

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 - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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