Job Descriptions Quantitative Analyst (New York, NY and Cupertino, CA) 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. 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. Interested applicants should submit a full CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Software Developer (New York, NY and Cupertino, CA) Software Developers at the D. E. Shaw group help create computationally intensive strategies for trading in securities markets around the globe. We offer new employees the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting technical projects, including real-time data analysis, distributed system development, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling. Recent hires at the D. E. Shaw group have contributed to numerous efforts central to the firm’s success and impressive growth, including: Design and deployment of new trading platforms and analytics tools in cooperation with traders and quantitative analysts Implementation of statistical algorithms for time-series analysis Development of electronic trading interfaces between multiple order management platforms Creation of automated trading strategies for transacting in real-time markets From the start of their tenure with the firm, our exceptionally talented programmers enjoy access to some of the world’s most advanced computing resources and may be involved in developing software which automatically trades millions of dollars worth of securities each day in markets around the globe. This makes our programming environment one in which high-quality software is imperative and has a very real dollar value. If you’re interested in applying your talents to challenging problems of software architecture and engineering in an intellectually stimulating environment, then we’d love to see your resume. Interested applicants should submit a full CV and covering letter to email@example.com. Proprietary Junior Trader (New York, NY and London) Proprietary Junior Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are trained to trade in one of a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, extraordinary communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and an exceptional sensitivity to detail are essential. The ideal candidate will have up to two years’ general experience with an outstanding academic record (e.g., excellent standardized test scores and GPA from a top-tier school), and a high level of computer literacy. Direct prior experience is not required, but some demonstrated interest in and exposure to financial markets is a decided advantage. Interested applicants should submit a full CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Company Description The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm. Since its organization in 1988, the firm has earned an international reputation for financial innovation, technological leadership, and an extraordinarily distinguished staff. Headquartered in New York, the D. E. Shaw group encompasses a number of closely related entities in North America, Europe, and Asia with approximately 1,500 employees and $39 billion in assets under management as of July 1, 2008. The firm has a significant presence in many of the world's capital markets, investing in a wide range of companies and financial instruments within both the major industrialized nations and a number of emerging markets. Its activities range from the deployment of investment strategies based on either mathematical models or human expertise to the acquisition of existing companies and the financing or development of new ones. 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 protected class.