Job Openings: Experienced

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

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  • Add to cart Corporate Services Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a coordinator to support the New York office's Corporate Services function, which includes copy services, shipping and receiving, and mail delivery.  Responsibilities include: upkeep of dozens of copiers, printers, and scanners in the office; coordination of printing and binding services; maintaining office supply inventory; handling outgoing postage (including overnight carriers); international shipping and receiving; delivery of time-sensitive and confidential documents to the employees in the New York office; leadership of the RFP process for new vendors; and seasonal projects such as mass holiday mailings.  
     
    Ideal candidates will have 2-4 years of work experience in a corporate services department of a large, professional services institution.  For this role we are seeking an individual who takes pride in being a self-starter and a quick learner, with a demonstrated ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.  A bachelor's degree is required, and strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a proven customer service attitude are critical. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
  • Add to cart Facilities Assistant
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with a variety of facilities-related projects including internal moves, inventory, meeting room and catering setups, and general light maintenance. Candidates should be detail-oriented, ultra-dependable, proficient with basic hand and power tools, and able to lift 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have approximately 1-2 years of relevant experience, with strong project coordination skills and customer service/communication skills. He/she will be expected to excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, and managing multiple projects and office inventory. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
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  • Add to cart Associate - Office of the COO
    The office of the COO is seeking a creative, critical thinker with impressive analytical, communication, and project management skills. The role permits broad insight into the firm's businesses and operations, as well as considerable potential for professional growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of project management experience; we neither require nor expect previous financial experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent writing and/or data analysis skills.
     
    As an Associate in the office of the COO, you will be tasked with solving some of the greatest strategic challenges facing the D. E. Shaw group. You will synthesize data from disparate sources to develop recommendations for C-level executives and other leaders at the firm, then lead the execution on the resulting high-impact initiatives.
     
    Because the group's priorities evolve continuously, you will face a wide variety of demanding business problems requiring you to untangle knotty issues and subject them to rigorous, detailed analysis. Recent projects have included coordinating the opening of new offices; exploring how the firm's quantitative research groups can better leverage their data analysis capabilities; designing and modeling compensation schemes; and shaping and helping to execute the firm's five-year strategic goals.
  • Add to cart CEO for a D. E. Shaw Group Startup
    The D. E. Shaw Group is looking for an exceptional individual to become co-founder and CEO of a new B2B technology startup in the insurance space. The company will be backed by a substantial financial and resource commitment from the D. E. Shaw Group, and the successful candidate will lead the launch and development of the company in close collaboration with our firm.
    The candidate should be passionate about using technology to transform traditional processes and practices, and should know how to build products and solutions with the needs and behaviors of end-users in mind. Past experience in the InsurTech or FinTech space is a plus but not a requirement.
    Previous CEO experience is an advantage, but candidates with a proven track record of impact in strategic roles, such as product or business development, will be considered as well. The best candidates will have a strong record of creating and marketing products that serve consumers or small businesses.
    As the company is expected to form partnerships and working relationships with a variety of players in the insurance market, outstanding communication skills and a high degree of proven business acumen are essential.

    The candidate should have at least seven years of work experience including:

    - At least 2 years in a C-suite role at an investor-backed startup working on business development, partnerships, product development, and/or product marketing
    - Experience in recruiting, retaining, and growing high-performance teams in a technology-oriented environment
    - Exposure to and experience dealing with investor-backed company operations, including investor and board relations, strategic and financial planning, and human resources infrastructure setup and management
  • Add to cart Corporate Development Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented Associate to join its Corporate Development team, which develops new investment strategies and investment products for the firm.  Responsibilities include:  proposing, researching, and executing new business ideas; working with various teams at the firm to generate and develop new products; shaping corporate strategy; and regularly presenting recommendations to the firm's senior management.  A bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, and 1-4 years of work experience are required.  The successful candidate will be a creative idea-generator with excellent critical thinking, project management, and communication skills.
  • Add to cart Generalist
    We are seeking individuals with an extraordinary record of academic and/or professional achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm.  Generalists will be considered for one of several departments in the firm, including Investor Relations, Corporate Development, and Risk. While we welcome applications from individuals with a background or interest in mathematics, computer science, or economics, we are equally interested in speaking with brilliant liberal arts graduates, regardless of major, who are open to the possibility of a career they may never have previously considered.  We are looking for candidates with 0-5 years of experience, and neither require nor expect any previous financial experience. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, and will excel at working independently, problem-solving, and managing multiple projects. We are seeking critical thinkers and effective communicators who have demonstrated remarkable talent in their previous endeavors.
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  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Assistant to Compliance
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and discreet individual to support the activities of our Compliance department and our Chief Compliance Officer. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
     
    The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple priorities, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
  • Add to cart Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented, and articulate individual to support senior members of the firm's Long/Short Equity team. Primary responsibilities will include managing complex schedules, triaging emails and tasks, offering support for key projects, liaising with internal business units and external parties, planning and executing intricate travel itineraries, and providing general administrative support. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional organizational, communication, analytical, time-management, and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2-4 years of relevant administrative experience and will excel at working in a team environment alongside 3 other EAs, managing multiple projects, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A Bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook).
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  • Add to cart Compensation and Benefits Associate
    The Human Capital team of the D. E. Shaw group seeks a bright, highly motivated Compensation and Benefits Associate. The Associate's duties will include formulating offer recommendations,  participating in annual compensation surveys, and assisting with the yearend compensation process.  This individual will also focus on the firm's benefit plans, including administration of domestic and international health and welfare benefits, open enrollment planning and execution, compliance with firm policies and government regulations, and management of benefits data and workflow within the HRIS.  The Associate will work with employees to address their benefits questions, liaise with brokers and insurers, conduct benchmarking, and maintain summary plan documents.  This individual will be expected to identify opportunities for system and process improvements while ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of information.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have between 4 - 6 years of compensation and benefits experience, knowledge of and interest in the changing legal and regulatory landscape, and proficiency in Excel, HRIS maintenance, and Cognos (or a similar reporting tool).  Successful candidates will exercise the utmost discretion while working with highly confidential information and will possess keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical and communication skills, the ability to execute under pressure, and a client-focused approach.  This position affords the opportunity to join a global team of human capital professionals in a dynamic, collegial work environment.  This position will report directly to the Head of Compensation and Benefits.
  • Add to cart Human Capital - Events & Ops Coordinator
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an energetic, creative, and motivated coordinator to join the firm's Engaging The Community (ETC) team. The ETC team helps shape firm culture both internally and externally by planning and executing various social and business events, administering numerous Firmwide perks, and innovating new ways for employees to build connections with one another. ETC also ensures the seamless execution of a number of Human Capital functions such as the onboarding of new hires, the management of the firm's travel and housing needs, and the processing of sensitive employee information. This individual will contribute to ETC's activities in virtually every way, with ample opportunity for creative and procedural input.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years of experience, will excel at working under pressure while maintaining a customer-service approach, and will have a "no-task-too-small" attitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must; this individual will be interacting with internal clients and external counterparties on a regular basis and will be expected to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion. A bachelor's degree is required and a mastery of Excel is a decided plus. This position affords the opportunity to join a truly dynamic team of Human Capital and Events professionals in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
  • Add to cart Human Capital Business Partner
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking experienced Human Capital professionals to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidates will serve as the business partners for a variety of business units that could include quantitative trading strategies, investor relations, corporate development, legal and compliance, and the office of the COO. In addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects, the business partners will offer subject matter expertise to employees, assist with identifying and analyzing Human Capital issues, and advise business leaders on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues. The business partners will also provide leadership and direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.
     
    The ideal candidates will be hands-on practitioners as well as strategic thinkers with excellent relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, keen project management abilities, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; individuals who adapt quickly and thrive in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines - talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential. Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Impressive candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
  • Add to cart Senior Human Capital Business Partner
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to join its Business Partner group. The successful candidate will serve as the senior business partner for a variety of business units that could include quantitative trading strategies, investor relations, corporate development, legal and compliance, and the office of the COO. The senior business partner will advise business unit heads on a broad range of topics such as staff retention, team building, organizational change and design issues, in addition to spearheading special ad hoc research projects. He or she will also provide strategic direction on core processes such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation initiatives.  
     
    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker as well as a hands-on practitioner with 10 or more years of human capital experience and will possess excellent relationship management and advisory skills, well-developed commercial awareness, systems thinking, and impeccable judgment; an individual who adapts quickly and thrives in fluid environments will excel in this role. Prior exposure to and technical expertise in several key human capital disciplines- talent management, employee relations, compensation, and organizational development are essential.  Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in those with an advanced degree in a related field such as a Masters in Organizational Development, MBA, or similar.  Previous financial services, technology company, or consulting experience is preferred, but not required. Impressive candidates who do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for the role, provided they can demonstrate sufficient relevant skills and translatable experience.
  • Add to cart Talent Development Associate
    The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an associate to work on a broad range of projects as part of the firm's Talent Development team. The Associate will collaborate with the Talent Development Specialists and Human Capital Business Partners and play an active role in the firm's talent development activities.  Responsibilities will include assisting with organizational development projects, supporting on-site learning programs, data analysis and reporting, writing proposals, and conducting external research. This role provides the opportunity to gain strategic talent development expertise from high-caliber colleagues in a collegial environment.

    We are looking for candidates with 2-5 years of work experience who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly. Prior Human Capital experience is not required. The ideal candidate will be an organized project manager, and Excel skills are a decided plus. Candidates who thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment will excel in this role. An educational background in psychology or sociology is preferred, but not required.
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  • Add to cart Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
     
    The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
  • Add to cart Long-Short Industrials Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional analyst to join its Long-Short Industrials group to support fundamental investing.  This strategy considers all sectors within the broad spectrum of industrial investing, including but not limited to automotive, building products, and machinery. This position affords direct exposure to investment decisions that will help cultivate expertise within the Industrial sector. The Long-Short equity group offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a truly innovative team in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 2-4 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, alternative asset manager, or long-only manager. Previous experience within the Industrials sector is preferred but not required, and a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
  • Add to cart Short-Biased Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional short-biased analyst to support our fundamental investing teams. This analyst and team will work with our equity, credit, and other fundamental Portfolio Managers across all industry groups to generate ideas and supplement existing analysis and investments. The successful candidate could come from a wide range of backgrounds, including analysts with non-traditional experience in areas such as "forensic accounting". The opportunity offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a host of innovative teams in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 7+ years of relevant experience (e.g. equity research, accounting, alternative asset management, long-short manager). Previous experience generating short ideas is strongly preferred, while a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
  • Add to cart Special Situations Analyst (Hong Kong)
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks investment analysts for its Special Situations Analysis strategy in its Hong Kong office. This strategy focuses on risk arbitrage and event-driven investment opportunities in all industries, and across all geographies outside the USA. Responsibilities will include generating investment ideas, performing initial investment/trade reviews, undertaking company and industry due diligence, financial modeling and valuation, monitoring markets and investments, and maintaining and contributing to the development of group systems. Investments in this strategy are made through a variety of instruments, so analysts will be exposed to various parts of the capital structure. Successful applicants will have at least 2-5 years of experience. Previous experience within risk arbitrage and event-driven situations is preferred though not required. A passion for investing, as well as a demonstrated aptitude for financial modelling and analysis, are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of academic and professional achievement as well as excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving. This role affords the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team, and to be directly exposed to investment decisions by collaborating with seasoned, senior members of the firm.
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  • Add to cart Investor Relations Communications Specialist
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a talented individual to join its Investor Relations team to focus specifically on investor communications. Responsibilities include writing the firm's quarterly reports, scripting and producing the firm's quarterly conference calls, editing marketing materials, generating ad-hoc communications for investors, and drafting talking points for a variety of internal audiences, including Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, and senior leadership. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's or graduate degree, an impressive record of academic or professional achievement, 5+ years of relevant communications experience, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Previous direct experience with a financial services firm is preferred, though candidates able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the financial investments industry will also be considered. Strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well across a variety of internal and external audiences are also required.
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  • Add to cart Compliance Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies, in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
     
    The ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though we will consider talented candidates without such experience.  Strong analytical abilities, drafting and verbal communication skills, and numeracy are essential for this role.  Successful candidates will possess organizational and project management acumen, a keen eye for detail, and a robust work ethic.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
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  • Add to cart Front-Office Technical Project Manager
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Project Manager to join its Front-Office trading software team. This person will be responsible for overseeing mission-critical software development projects, many of which are executed in our remote offices. He or she will be responsible for project planning across the firm's IT groups.  Besides traditional project management, we also expect this Project Manager will work closely with traders to translate their requirements into software.  This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn more about software development in the proprietary financial space.
     
    The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, economics, or math, as well as a background or demonstrated interest in software development.  Interest or experience working with people in different parts of the world is a plus.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, videoconference, and phone.  The ability to influence others, with or without formal authority, is a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required.
  • Add to cart Quantitative Analyst
    Quants at the D. E. Shaw group apply mathematical techniques and write software to develop, analyze, and implement statistical models for our computerized financial trading strategies.  Keen insight and innovation are imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data in an effort to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas and devising the simulations needed to test them.  Successful quant candidates have traditionally been exceptionally talented students at the top of their respective math, physics, engineering, and computer science programs; a considerable number have also competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads as well as the Putnam Competition.  Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical to the firm's continued success.
  • Add to cart Senior Quantitative Analyst
    The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
  • Add to cart Software Developer
    The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

    Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Helpdesk Operations Manager
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks an Operations Manager for the Helpdesk function within its IT/Enterprise group. Our Helpdesk is responsible for supporting a wide range of technology, including but not limited to Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, and an advanced communications infrastructure. The Operations Manager will be charged with the day-to-day management of Helpdesk operational work, processes, and communications to ensure timely and efficient delivery of high quality technical support to the firm. Additionally, this person will work closely with the Helpdesk Manager on improving Helpdesk process and policy, as well as the operational development of Helpdesk team members, including Systems Administrators and Technicians.

    The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, and process-oriented, with a strong attention to detail and an exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize work.  He or she will have excellent judgment, superb written and verbal communication skills, and strong leadership and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate will also be familiar with corporate IT infrastructure (e.g., the technology described above) and have a thorough understanding of how an IT support group operates. Some experience with analytics and reporting, as well as managing or overseeing a team's technical operational work, are a plus.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Network Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Network Engineer to join its IT/Enterprise group.  This individual will be responsible for researching, designing, and deploying enterprise network solutions (e.g. new firewall infrastructure), developing scripts and tools to support management of networking devices, and managing network efforts for global projects. The candidate will be involved in all phases of project management, from design to execution.
     
    The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in a technical discipline, excellent troubleshooting, investigative, and diagnostic skills, and 3+ years of experience designing and deploying highly available infrastructure solutions in a multi-site global environment. An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP and LAN switching, familiarity with a wide range of network equipment (including Cisco IOS, NXOS, and ASA platforms), and advanced knowledge of routing protocols (such as BGP and OSPF) are desired. Programming and scripting expertise is essential (preferably in Python) in order to manage a complex environment with a number of internally developed tools, as is knowledge of relevant Cisco APIs. A familiarity with wired/wireless 802.1x environments and Cisco ISE is recommended.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Senior Windows Systems Engineer
    The D. E. Shaw group seeks a Senior Windows Engineer to solve challenges in a dynamic environment. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing automation tools to centrally manage the environment which runs firm-wide applications and their supporting infrastructure. This environment includes physical and virtual servers, high-performance data and storage networks, and infrastructure to support a large Windows desktop and server environment.
     
    The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or a technical discipline and excellent communication skills.  An in-depth knowledge of core Windows technologies and strong programming and scripting ability (particularly in C# and PowerShell), with a focus on systems automation and configuration management are required.  A working knowledge of Linux in a cross platform environment is preferred, and experience designing, developing, and supporting critical infrastructure services is essential. Additionally, some experience with automated build, deployment, and continuous integration systems, as well as configuration management tools (such as SCCM, PowerShell DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and/or SaltStack) and virtualized infrastructure (particularly Hyper-V and VMWare) are a plus.  A familiarity with network protocols used for authentication, authorization, and encryption (particularly Kerberos and TLS) is helpful but not required.
  • Add to cart IT/Enterprise: Systems Technician
    We are looking for a talented and conscientious technologist to join our IT/Enterprise team as a Systems Technician in either a temporary or fulltime capacity. Primary responsibilities include PC hardware, peripheral, and software deployments, mobile device management, support of videoconferencing equipment, trading floor support, and occasional datacenter work.  Technicians have the opportunity to work with new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial working environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and customer service, solid PC hardware and Windows knowledge, a genuine interest in technology, and a strong desire to learn.  A firm background in technical troubleshooting and desktop support is required.
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  • Add to cart Proprietary Trader
    Proprietary Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. They are responsible for executing trades, managing relationships with counterparties, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities; communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; and sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have an impressive record of achievement, and possess a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but exposure to financial markets is a plus.

In accord with our standard procedure for processing applications for employment, candidate resumes and associated information will be sent to D. E. Shaw group affiliates in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, and possibly other locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices. (Of course, applicants will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they have expressed interest.)        The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of applicant information and will not disclose it to any third party unless expressly requested or authorized by the applicant, or in a judicial, legislative, or administrative investigation or proceeding or to a government or other regulatory agency. Individuals who have already submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email cvwithdraw@deshaw.com.

The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. Note that for us, this is more than just a legal boilerplate. We are genuinely committed to these principles, which form an important part of our corporate culture, and are eager to hear from extraordinarily well qualified individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

Job Openings: Experienced

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Quantitative Strategies

Front-Office Technical Project Manager

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a hands-on Project Manager to join its Front-Office trading software team. This person will be responsible for overseeing mission-critical software development projects, many of which are executed in our remote offices. He or she will be responsible for project planning across the firm's IT groups.  Besides traditional project management, we also expect this Project Manager will work closely with traders to translate their requirements into software.  This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn more about software development in the proprietary financial space.
 
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, economics, or math, as well as a background or demonstrated interest in software development.  Interest or experience working with people in different parts of the world is a plus.  He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be capable of working seamlessly over email, videoconference, and phone.  The ability to influence others, with or without formal authority, is a must; outstanding organizational skills are also required.
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Quantitative Analyst

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

The D. E. Shaw group is looking for exceptional senior quantitative analysts to join its systematic trading strategies in New York City.  Candidates should have an outstanding academic and professional track record; a technical degree from a top-tier university; and a demonstrated history of developing successful quantitative models, preferably involving transaction cost analysis and/or high-frequency trading.  Candidates should be innovative and analytical thinkers with strong communication skills, and should demonstrate proficiency with the numerical and statistical tools needed to develop robust signals from market data.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach and collaborating with top technical talent in a collegial, meritocratic work environment characterized by informality and intellectual rigor.
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Software Developer

The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm's continued success.

Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Helpdesk Operations Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw Group is looking for an exceptional individual to become co-founder and CEO of a new B2B technology startup in the insurance space. The company will be backed by a substantial financial and resource commitment from the D. E. Shaw Group, and the successful candidate will lead the launch and development of the company in close collaboration with our firm.
The candidate should be passionate about using technology to transform traditional processes and practices, and should know how to build products and solutions with the needs and behaviors of end-users in mind. Past experience in the InsurTech or FinTech space is a plus but not a requirement.
Previous CEO experience is an advantage, but candidates with a proven track record of impact in strategic roles, such as product or business development, will be considered as well. The best candidates will have a strong record of creating and marketing products that serve consumers or small businesses.
As the company is expected to form partnerships and working relationships with a variety of players in the insurance market, outstanding communication skills and a high degree of proven business acumen are essential.

The candidate should have at least seven years of work experience including:

- At least 2 years in a C-suite role at an investor-backed startup working on business development, partnerships, product development, and/or product marketing
- Experience in recruiting, retaining, and growing high-performance teams in a technology-oriented environment
- Exposure to and experience dealing with investor-backed company operations, including investor and board relations, strategic and financial planning, and human resources infrastructure setup and management
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Corporate Development Associate

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

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

Asset-Backed Securities Analyst (London)

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional Analyst to join its Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) group in London. This role falls within the ABS Loans group  (a subset of the ABS team ) and will have broad exposure to all investment types and jurisdictions. The ABS Loans team invests primarily  in portfolios of non-performing loans in Southern and Western Europe.
 
The Analyst will work with our deal team to focus on performance analysis across portfolios, jurisdictions, and service providers while also collaborating with our technology team (based in Hyderabad) on infrastructure development and maintenance. The Analyst will liaise with our external partners through the facilitation of and participation in asset management reviews. This role's work product consists of loan workout scenario analysis, internal asset valuations, onboarding new portfolios and loan servicer platforms, identifying, analyzing, and tracking portfolio trends, and harmonizing investment workflow with technology. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in finance or consulting, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, be commercially minded, have a strong understanding of financial modeling, and possess exceptional data analysis and presentation skills. Competency with Spanish, Italian, or German is a decided plus.
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Long-Short Industrials Analyst

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

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an exceptional short-biased analyst to support our fundamental investing teams. This analyst and team will work with our equity, credit, and other fundamental Portfolio Managers across all industry groups to generate ideas and supplement existing analysis and investments. The successful candidate could come from a wide range of backgrounds, including analysts with non-traditional experience in areas such as "forensic accounting". The opportunity offers a collegial working environment, the chance to collaborate with a host of innovative teams in the investment management sector, and substantial growth opportunities.  
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of academic and professional achievement, excellent communication skills, and 7+ years of relevant experience (e.g. equity research, accounting, alternative asset management, long-short manager). Previous experience generating short ideas is strongly preferred, while a passion for investing as well as a demonstrated aptitude for substantial financial analysis is essential.
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Special Situations Analyst (Hong Kong)

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

Proprietary Trader

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

Corporate Development

Associate - Office of the COO

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

The D. E. Shaw Group is looking for an exceptional individual to become co-founder and CEO of a new B2B technology startup in the insurance space. The company will be backed by a substantial financial and resource commitment from the D. E. Shaw Group, and the successful candidate will lead the launch and development of the company in close collaboration with our firm.
The candidate should be passionate about using technology to transform traditional processes and practices, and should know how to build products and solutions with the needs and behaviors of end-users in mind. Past experience in the InsurTech or FinTech space is a plus but not a requirement.
Previous CEO experience is an advantage, but candidates with a proven track record of impact in strategic roles, such as product or business development, will be considered as well. The best candidates will have a strong record of creating and marketing products that serve consumers or small businesses.
As the company is expected to form partnerships and working relationships with a variety of players in the insurance market, outstanding communication skills and a high degree of proven business acumen are essential.

The candidate should have at least seven years of work experience including:

- At least 2 years in a C-suite role at an investor-backed startup working on business development, partnerships, product development, and/or product marketing
- Experience in recruiting, retaining, and growing high-performance teams in a technology-oriented environment
- Exposure to and experience dealing with investor-backed company operations, including investor and board relations, strategic and financial planning, and human resources infrastructure setup and management
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Corporate Development Associate

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

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

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

Human Capital

Compensation and Benefits Associate

The Human Capital team of the D. E. Shaw group seeks a bright, highly motivated Compensation and Benefits Associate. The Associate's duties will include formulating offer recommendations,  participating in annual compensation surveys, and assisting with the yearend compensation process.  This individual will also focus on the firm's benefit plans, including administration of domestic and international health and welfare benefits, open enrollment planning and execution, compliance with firm policies and government regulations, and management of benefits data and workflow within the HRIS.  The Associate will work with employees to address their benefits questions, liaise with brokers and insurers, conduct benchmarking, and maintain summary plan documents.  This individual will be expected to identify opportunities for system and process improvements while ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of information.  
 
The ideal candidate will have between 4 - 6 years of compensation and benefits experience, knowledge of and interest in the changing legal and regulatory landscape, and proficiency in Excel, HRIS maintenance, and Cognos (or a similar reporting tool).  Successful candidates will exercise the utmost discretion while working with highly confidential information and will possess keen attention to detail, exceptional analytical and communication skills, the ability to execute under pressure, and a client-focused approach.  This position affords the opportunity to join a global team of human capital professionals in a dynamic, collegial work environment.  This position will report directly to the Head of Compensation and Benefits.
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Human Capital - Events & Ops Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group is seeking an energetic, creative, and motivated coordinator to join the firm's Engaging The Community (ETC) team. The ETC team helps shape firm culture both internally and externally by planning and executing various social and business events, administering numerous Firmwide perks, and innovating new ways for employees to build connections with one another. ETC also ensures the seamless execution of a number of Human Capital functions such as the onboarding of new hires, the management of the firm's travel and housing needs, and the processing of sensitive employee information. This individual will contribute to ETC's activities in virtually every way, with ample opportunity for creative and procedural input.  
 
The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years of experience, will excel at working under pressure while maintaining a customer-service approach, and will have a "no-task-too-small" attitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must; this individual will be interacting with internal clients and external counterparties on a regular basis and will be expected to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion. A bachelor's degree is required and a mastery of Excel is a decided plus. This position affords the opportunity to join a truly dynamic team of Human Capital and Events professionals in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
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Human Capital Business Partner

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

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

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

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

Investor Relations Communications Specialist

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

Compliance Analyst

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an analyst to work closely with a team of attorneys and compliance professionals to help ensure that the firm's business activities are conducted in strict accordance with regulatory requirements.  Responsibilities include preparing regulatory filings, collaborating with compliance staff to support the firm's business units, designing and reviewing automated compliance monitoring reports, and ensuring adherence to compliance policies, in addition to working on long-term projects to maintain the firm's high standards of compliance with new and existing regulations.
 
The ideal candidate will have spent one to three years at an alternative asset manager, investment bank, broker-dealer, or compliance consultancy.  Prior experience in paralegal work, accounting, financial operations, compliance, or investment management is preferred, though we will consider talented candidates without such experience.  Strong analytical abilities, drafting and verbal communication skills, and numeracy are essential for this role.  Successful candidates will possess organizational and project management acumen, a keen eye for detail, and a robust work ethic.  This position affords the opportunity for broad exposure to the firm's trading, operations, and software development groups, as well as the chance to handle real-time issues related to the firm's expanding suite of global investment products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving regulatory environment.
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Technology

IT/Enterprise: Helpdesk Operations Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Assistance

Executive Assistant - Assistant to Compliance

The D. E. Shaw group seeks an extraordinarily proactive, resourceful, detail-sensitive, and discreet individual to support the activities of our Compliance department and our Chief Compliance Officer. Primary responsibilities will include providing general administrative support, managing complex schedules, and liaising with internal business units and external parties. For this role we are seeking a self-assured, highly composed individual with exceptional communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
 
The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years of relevant experience and will excel at working independently, collaborating with teams, managing multiple priorities, and handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. A bachelor's degree is required, as is a proven mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook). This position offers generous compensation, full benefits, and a collegial working environment.
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Executive Assistant - Long/Short Equities

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

Administration

Corporate Services Coordinator

The D. E. Shaw group seeks a coordinator to support the New York office's Corporate Services function, which includes copy services, shipping and receiving, and mail delivery.  Responsibilities include: upkeep of dozens of copiers, printers, and scanners in the office; coordination of printing and binding services; maintaining office supply inventory; handling outgoing postage (including overnight carriers); international shipping and receiving; delivery of time-sensitive and confidential documents to the employees in the New York office; leadership of the RFP process for new vendors; and seasonal projects such as mass holiday mailings.  
 
Ideal candidates will have 2-4 years of work experience in a corporate services department of a large, professional services institution.  For this role we are seeking an individual who takes pride in being a self-starter and a quick learner, with a demonstrated ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.  A bachelor's degree is required, and strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a proven customer service attitude are critical. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Microsoft Outlook) is a plus.
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Facilities Assistant

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