D. E. Shaw Research

Systems Engineers – Scientific User Support at D. E. Shaw Research

D. E. Shaw Research

New York, NY, United States

Systems Engineers are sought to join an ambitious, well-funded interdisciplinary research group based in New York City. These hires will provide software and infrastructure support that is critical to our research effort and involves close collaboration with our world-class team of chemists, biologists, and computer scientists. Responsibilities could include installing and troubleshooting software, scripting and developing biomolecular simulation and analysis workflows, maintaining and improving documentation, and helping us support the broader scientific community by publishing data, software, and tutorials. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of transformative technology within a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.

Successful candidates will be creative and independent problem solvers who have excellent communication skills and are extremely detail-oriented. Ideal candidates will have a background or deep interest in scientific research and experience using Python to script and automate scientific workflows. They should be committed to providing superb user support, and have a demonstrated track record of improving past work environments. This position requires familiarity with Linux/UNIX operating systems and Python or other Shell scripting.

D. E. Shaw Research is pursuing long-term projects aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology using high-performance computation for molecular dynamics simulations. We have developed multiple generations of the ANTON® special-purpose supercomputer, as well as a variety of simulation tools that run on commodity clusters and GPUs, with the aim of fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery.

We take great pride in the caliber of our team, and we offer above-market compensation to candidates of exceptional ability.

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D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which the Firm operates.

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