Software Developer

United States, New York


The D. E. Shaw group brings together some of the best minds in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering to work at the intersection of finance and technology.  Members of our versatile technical staff exhibit a range of strong quantitative and programming abilities, with software developers and quantitative analysts collaborating on challenging problems that directly impact the firm’s continued success.


Quality and innovation are imperative for creating computationally-intensive solutions for trading profitably in markets around the globe.  Developers bring strong analytical, mathematical, and software design skills to a variety of projects, including the formulation of statistical models for our computerized trading strategies, distributed system development, real-time data analysis, and the creation of tools for advanced mathematical modeling.  Technology is an integral part of virtually everything we do and our team enjoys access to some of the most advanced computing resources in the world.  Successful candidates have traditionally been the top students in their programs and have extensive software development experience.  We welcome outstanding candidates at all experience levels.


Search Pointers:
– 0 to 5 years experience
– Hands on experience in C, C++, Java, and Python
– Competitions (in addition to IMO, Putnam, IOI):
– ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
– TopCoder
– NSF Fellowship
– Perfect quantitative scores for SATs and GREs
– Publication in the following journals is a plus but not required:
– All ACM journals
– Journal of Scientific Computing
– IEEE Transactions, Journals, Letters

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