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        Lead, Tech (DESIM)

        Join our Front Office Tech team in Hyderabad, Bengaluru or Gurugram

        We are looking for an experienced software developer to join the DESIM team at the D. E. Shaw India office based in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, or Gurugram. The D. E. Shaw Investment Management (DESIM) group was founded in 2005. The DESIM group focuses on developing active equity and multi-asset class investment strategies by identifying market inefficiencies and constructing optimal portfolios. Collaborating with our New York teams, the DESIM India team plays a crucial role in the development of software and quantitative tools for portfolio strategy, trading, quant research, and portfolio management. The performance and quality of these tools are crucial to the firm's business strategy. At DESIM, our development team works seamlessly with Quants, who extensively research and model forecasts for systematic strategies. Our primary business objectives include the development and design of scalable, high-performing data APIs in support of our Quant research, conducting data trials to assess the viability and effectiveness of new datasets, and aiming to enhance the working experience for our Quants for efficient research. Upholding the highest standards of data quality and efficiently managing our data infrastructure are also part of our core responsibilities.

        What you’ll do day-to-day

        In this position, you will work closely with our New York business team to design, maintain, and develop software tools and financial datasets for DESIM. You will handle big data optimization, perform data analytics, design scalable libraries, and ensure data quality and compliance. You will also lead project execution in an agile environment, coordinate with cross-functional teams, and gain exposure to the trading business and technology in a leading financial firm. You will be expected to develop proficiency in Python and associated libraries, gain comprehensive financial knowledge, and understand DESIM's data infrastructure. Additionally, you will conduct independent data trials and analysis, suggest improvements in quant workflows, and deliver thoroughly tested, high-performance data APIs. Applying your quantitative and analytical skills, you will solve complex data problems and enhance existing data infrastructure and workflows. You will also be expected to mentor junior developers effectively, foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and increase their productivity and code quality. Furthermore, building an exceptional rapport with Quants through effective communication and collaboration on projects is also essential, with success measured by interaction quality, feedback, and successful project implementation.

        Who we’re looking for

        Basic qualifications:

        • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or a related field with 4 to 7 years of relevant experience
        • Proficiency in Python or similar programming languages with exceptional coding and debugging abilities, experience with big data, and knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems
        • An understanding of software development principles, quantitative abilities, data structures, problem-solving and knowledge of architecture, design patterns, and robust analytical skills with an ability to work in an agile environment
        • Possess excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, along with effective written and verbal communication abilities
        • The capability to lead project execution, including the ability to translate complex data into understandable results
        • The ability to operate with focus, discipline, and minimal supervision
        • Attention to detail and the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams


        Preferred qualification:

        • Familiarity with the financial market

        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.

        Candidates with relevant experience looking to restart their careers after a break are encouraged to apply for this position.

        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.

        Candidates who are residents of California (any such candidate, a “California Resident”) should click here for our CCPA Recruitment Personal Information Privacy Notice.

        The D. E. Shaw group may collect, use, hold, transfer, and process candidates' resumes and associated information (including personal information contained therein) for purposes reasonably related to their application, including without limitation: review and management of employment applications and supporting materials; administration and management of offers to and communication with candidates; and administration, management, and improvement of the recruiting operations of the D. E. Shaw group; and/or where reasonably required in connection with a proposed sale, spin-out, reorganization, or outsourcing of all or some of the business of the D. E. Shaw group. The D. E. Shaw group will not use such information for purposes unrelated to the foregoing, such as direct marketing of third-party products to candidates, without candidate consent. As used herein, the term "personal information" is meant to broadly describe information identifying or relating to a specific individual; it is intended to encompass "personal data," "sensitive personal data," and "personally identifiable information" and similar terms, as those terms are defined by law in the jurisdictions in which the D. E. Shaw group operates.

        The D. E. Shaw group may transfer such personal information within and outside the country and jurisdiction of the locations where the D. E. Shaw group maintains offices, to other D. E. Shaw group affiliates, to government and regulatory authorities, and to third parties which provide or may provide support and/or services to the D. E. Shaw group and for the purposes set forth above. The persons who may have access to this personal information are other employees of the D. E. Shaw group, in connection with the performance of their duties of employment, and the other parties listed above, in connection with the business of the D. E. Shaw group. (Of course, candidates will be considered for employment opportunities only in those countries in which they express interest.)

        The D. E. Shaw group will use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of personal information (including appropriate technical measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information) and will retain such data as required by applicable law or regulation. Candidates have the right to request access to, and correction of, their personal information in accordance with applicable law; any such request should be submitted to [email protected]. Candidates who have submitted a resume to the D. E. Shaw group and do not wish to proceed with their applications should email [email protected]. Personal information of candidates who have been the subject of background checks may have been transferred in accordance with applicable regulations, and any concerns with such transfers should be submitted to [email protected].

        The D. E. Shaw group may retain candidates’ information for prospective recruiting activities, including sourcing candidates for employment opportunities and for organizing events with prospective candidates, in accordance with our internal data retention procedures. Candidates who do not agree to such future use should email [email protected].

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