Systems Administrator Internship
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 technology, including a sophisticated Windows and Linux desktop/server environment, cutting-edge storage and clustered computing solutions, and a number of communications platforms.
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 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 process 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.