Entrepreneur in Residence
The D. E. Shaw group seeks talented and highly motivated individuals to join its Entrepreneur in Residence program within our DESCOvery effort. DESCOvery aims to build new non-asset management businesses for us, and the EIR will help us explore such opportunities, with a main focus on fintech, insurtech, and the data analytics spaces.
Participants in the program will join the firm as full-time employees for a period of approximately six months. During that time they will be responsible for proposing, researching, and preparing a plan for new business ideas. Promising ideas will move to the execution stage, backed by the firm, and the EIR will generally be expected to play a lead role in executing these ideas.
We are looking for candidates with a proven ability to generate, research, and lead ventures, and domain knowledge in our aforementioned focus areas. Successful candidates will be creative idea-generators with excellent critical thinking, analytical, execution, and communication skills. Candidates with strong team building and team work capabilities.