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OVERVIEW:


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. They utilize their creativity and innovation to create novel approaches to trade profitably in markets around the globe with a firm that offers an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment.


WHAT YOU’LL DO DAY-TO-DAY:

Specific responsibilities range from leveraging financial data to increase profitability, decrease risk, and reduce transaction costs to conceiving new trading ideas, formulating them into systematic strategies, and critically evaluating their performance.


WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Successful candidates will have impressive records of academic achievement and be the top students in their respective math, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs.


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant, employee, or former employee on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or other category protected by law. All employment-related decisions are based solely on legitimate non-discriminatory business reasons.


About D. E Shaw & Co.:

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm, founded in 1988, with offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our research and staff. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, we pride ourselves on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity, and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards. We’ve learned that when an extraordinary team sets extraordinarily ambitious goals, unexpected breakthroughs can be achieved. Our people are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly, and most of all, curious about the world around us. Our teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes, and explore new opportunities. We think this creates a number of research and portfolio management advantages and fosters a stimulating and rewarding work environment. By helping each person to develop professionally and to learn not only from successes but also from mistakes, we help spark the intellectual interests of individual employees and ensure that they are thriving. Outside of the office, our people have wide-ranging personal interests that they pursue as entrepreneurs, patent holders, competitive sailors, marathoners, professional opera singers, board members of nonprofit organizations, and champion bridge players, to name a few. We are committed to the well-being and happiness of our employees, and we recognize that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project. We also have pantries stocked with snacks and games, an on-site gym, guest speakers from a range of disciplines, volunteer and public service opportunities, museum memberships, and social events.

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