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Quantitative Analyst

D. E. Shaw and Co.

New York, New York 10036
D. E. Shaw and Co.
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The D. E. Shaw group is a globally prominent investment and technology development firm with more than $40 billion in investment capital as of October 1, 2016, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. We offer a collegial work environment and high-caliber colleagues from diverse backgrounds—everything from mathematicians and computer scientists to philosophers, musicians, and journalists. Our culture combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology. We pride ourselves on adhering to the highest standards of ethics and performance, but in our offices you’ll see more flip-flops than suits—we have no dress code, and our meritocratic culture gives employees the opportunity to make significant contributions early on in their careers. If you’re intellectually curious, energized by ambitious goals, and willing to take on a new challenge, we’d like to hear from you.

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. Keen insight and innovation are essential for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe. Specific responsibilities range from examining trading data 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, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs. While Ph.D.’s in these fields are common, many of our quants join us with undergraduate or master’s degrees. A considerable number have competed successfully in the United States and International Math Olympiads, as well as the Putnam Competition. Members of our highly versatile team possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to solve challenging problems that are critical to the firm’s continued success.

Interested students should apply directly through our website at:  https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/Ad/AnalyticT

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


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating GPA and standardized test scores (SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc., broken down by section where applicable).