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 imperative for creating solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe. 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. Members of our highly versatile technical staff possess the wide range of quantitative and programming abilities necessary to tackle challenging problems that are critical the firm’s continued success.
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), and an unofficial transcript.
The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than 1,000 employees, approximately $27 billion in investment capital as of October 1, 2012, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff.
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.
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The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than 1,300 employees; approximately $19 billion in investment and committed capital as of January 1, 2011; and offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.