Description:

Overview:

We’re seeking individuals with impressive records of achievement to join the D. E. Shaw group. Generalists are considered for one of several departments at the firm, including Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Legal & Compliance, the COO Group, and Risk, where they work on challenging, high-impact projects. At our firm, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment.


What you’ll do day-to-day:

As a generalist, you will be matched with a particular department at the firm. While your specific responsibilities will depend on your placement, you’ll tackle exciting business problems by performing research and conducting rigorous analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods. You’ll use your current strengths to innovate and make recommendations that impact the way we operate, and you’ll build new skills that help shape the course of your career. You’ll play a role in our success while gaining exposure to our businesses and receiving coaching and mentoring from accomplished colleagues.


Who we’re looking for:

• Candidates should have zero to five years of experience and a demonstrated remarkable talent in their academic and/or professional endeavors; we neither expect nor require previous finance knowledge or experience.

• We welcome applications from individuals in all academic disciplines; recent generalist hires include computer science, economics, and humanities majors, as well as Ph.D.s in scientific fields.

• Successful generalists are effective communicators and critical thinkers who take a highly analytical approach to solving problems.

• Generalists excel at managing multiple projects, and are motivated by a desire to learn and an interest in taking on new challenges.

• In keeping with our firm’s culture, we’re more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.


Please note that this post is not an application. Please navigate to our website to apply: https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/Oncampus/Symplicity

The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are eager to hear from individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

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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