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        Manager - DESIM Operations and Client Services

        Join our Financial Operations team in Hyderabad or Gurugram

        We are looking for a highly resourceful, proactive, and detail-oriented individual to join our Operations and Client Services team supporting D. E. Shaw Investment Management (DESIM), our institutional asset management group, based out of Hyderabad and Gurugram, India. DESIM was established in 2005 and currently has over $19.1 billion in assets under management. DESIM builds on the experience and infrastructure of the broader firm to develop and manage active investment strategies that complement the firm’s alternative investment strategies. The group currently operates a platform of systematic, active equity strategies and a platform of discretionary, multi-asset class strategies. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to an inclusive team at the ground level and to work with senior leaders at the firm while assuming considerable responsibility.

        What you’ll do day-to-day

        You will be a part of a team that is responsible for designing and implementing processes and controls to support a growing business, driving strategic projects and initiatives, and optimizing internal and external client service. You will provide operational support for fund and managed account launches and liquidations, complex investor transactions, and investment mandate changes. Additionally, you will act as the primary point of contact for the firm on operational matters, working closely with internal stakeholders on initiatives aimed at improving client service while engaging directly with investors and counterparties. You will work on the reporting function within the team, responsible for producing investor reports, managing the reporting workflow end-to-end, and coordinating production. Furthermore, you will manage change management processes, working closely with the DESIM COO and other internal stakeholders on projects and initiatives aimed at creating automated and efficient processes, along with driving technology projects to build tools for reporting and analysis, streamlining workflows, and improving the user experience. You will have the opportunity to gain a macro view of the firm’s financial activities and learn about complex legal entity structures and transactions while enjoying substantial interaction with other internal departments, including technical investing groups, corporate development, investor relations, legal and compliance, and software development groups.

        Who we’re looking for

        Basic qualifications:

        • A Chartered Accountancy qualification or a master’s degree in finance, along with 5-8 years of experience in fund operations and/or client service roles within the financial services sector Robust project management and critical thinking skills with good commercial judgment
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
        • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, a process-oriented mindset, the ability to execute short-term tasks while managing long-term projects, and the desire to work as part of a team. Additionally, excellent attention to detail and a proactive approach to work are essential
        • At least 1 year of prior team management experience and a proven track record of building processes and operations with excellent leadership and organizational skills
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel

        Preferred qualifications:

        • Understanding of investor transactions, brokerage/counterparty relationships, and hedge fund accounting functions
        • Fluency in data visualization and reporting tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or similar platforms

        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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