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The D. E. Shaw group seeks motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join our summer internship program. Systems administrators provide support, automation, and management for a wide variety of enterprise technologies, including a sophisticated Windows and Linux desktop/server environment, cutting-edge storage and clustered computing solutions, and several communications platforms. System administrators also work closely with other engineering teams to support and deploy on premise and cloud services. The role offers the opportunity to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment. The program is expected to run from June to August 2024.

What you’ll do day-to-day

Systems administrator interns will be responsible for a variety of project and support work, which may include troubleshooting complex technical issues, administering various infrastructure-level systems, and implementing automation and efficiency improvements. Specific projects will be matched to a candidate’s interests and experience; sample projects include working alongside our engineering team to build conference room monitoring tools, improving our capabilities for visualizing and reporting on metrics, and collaborating with other Systems interns to increase our global collaboration and find ways to enhance productivity through automation.

Who we’re looking for

  • Candidates will have a dedicated interest in both building technology and helping others use it effectively. They’ll successfully combine superb research and analytical skills to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.
  • Applicants should have a basic knowledge of the on-premise and cloud Microsoft enterprise environment and a demonstrated interest in improving processes and technology. Familiarity with general systems administration, experience in a Linux environment, and experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are critical, as the role involves working with global colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and projects.
  • In keeping with our firm’s culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we’re more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by an impressive history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.

At the D. E. Shaw group, we believe the diversity of our employees is core to our strength and success. We are committed to supporting our people in work and in life, which is why we offer benefits such as a family planning and surrogacy program and a charitable gift match to all full-time employees.

Additionally, our staff-led affinity groups are pillars of our community, helping to celebrate diversity, promote leadership and development opportunities, and facilitate inclusive mentorship. Members and allies organize a wide range of educational and social programming, from expert talks to film festivals.

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.

The applicable annual base salary or hourly rate paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors, including without limitation the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.

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About Deloitte

The D. E. Shaw group is trusted by investors across the world to manage their assets by seeking the optimal balance of risk and reward. While we’re known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, we also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. We use a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to uncover independent, hard-to-find sources of return across global public and private markets.

Founded in 1988 over a small bookstore in downtown New York City, the D. E. Shaw group began with six employees and $28 million in capital and quickly became a pioneer in computational finance. In the early days of exposed pipes and extension cords, tripping on a cable could take out our whole trading system. Today, the firm has more than 2,000 people around the globe and an institutional-grade (and trip-proof) infrastructure, but we still value creativity, entrepreneurship, and the spirit of discovery.

If you’re an intellectually adventurous person who loves to collaborate on challenging and rewarding projects, we encourage you to apply. Visit our Careers page at https://www.deshaw.com/careers to learn more.