Systems Administrator Intern

Website D. E. Shaw

The D. E. Shaw group seeks motivated individuals with an impressive record of academic and/or professional achievement to join its internship program. Systems administrators provide support, automation, and management for a wide variety of enterprise technologies, including a sophisticated Windows and Linux desktop/server environment, cutting-edge storage and clustered computing solutions, and a number of communications platforms. The role offers the opportunity to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment.
Who We Are
What We Do
How To Join
What you’ll do day-to-day
Systems administrator interns will be responsible for a variety of project and support work, which may include troubleshooting complex technical issues, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and implementing automation and efficiency improvements. Specific projects will be matched to a candidate’s interests and experience; sample projects include working alongside our engineering team to build remote access provisioning tools, evaluating new instant messaging solutions for the firm, and collaborating with other Systems interns to design and build a new ops scheduling platform.

Who we’re looking for
Ideal candidates will have a dedicated interest in both building technology and helping others use it effectively. They’ll successfully combine superb research and analytical skills to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.
Applicants should have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, and a demonstrated interest in improving processes and technology. Familiarity with general systems administration, a Linux environment, and experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are critical, as the role involves working with global colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and projects.
In keeping with our firm’s culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we’re more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by an impressive history of achievement than we are in any particular skill or experience.
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.
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.

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