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The D. E. Shaw group seeks motivated individuals with impressive records of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Technologists at the firm are responsible for designing, developing, and managing the firm’s global technology infrastructure. This includes developing a wide range of technical solutions in areas including Linux and Windows management, database infrastructure, application engineering, DevOps, information security, and more. Some teams technologist interns might work with include Information Security, Infrastructure Engineering, Program Management Office, Site Reliability Engineering, Quant Systems, and Web Engineering. The role offers the opportunity to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment.

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What you’ll do day-to-day

Responsibilities may include one or more of the following: full stack web development, building automation solutions for software and hardware deployments, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements for all platforms. Specific projects will be matched to a candidate’s interests and experience; recent examples include building automation for operating system upgrades, optimizing and automating large-scale infrastructure operations, enhancing our security information and event management systems, and collaborating with both technologists and other teams to enhance and deploy a full stack web app for firmwide use.

Who we’re looking for

  • Ideal applicants will be working toward a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or another technical discipline.
  • A solid foundation in computer science—with a competence in either algorithms, software development, or systems infrastructure—is beneficial in this role. Exposure to Python is a plus.
  • Practical experience in one of our focus areas (Windows, Linux/UNIX, or database management) is also a plus but not required.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills are a must, as are proven organizational and time management abilities.
  • In keeping with our firm’s culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we’re more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation 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.

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About D. E. Shaw group

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 1,900 people around the globe and an institutional-grade (and trip-proof) infrastructure, but we still value creativity, entrepreneurship, and the spirit of discovery.