Systems Software Development at D. E. Shaw Research: Supercomputer for Computational Biochemistry
Software developers sought to design, develop, and deploy systems software for massively parallel special-purpose supercomputers. Our ANTON® supercomputers, which combine cutting-edge ASICs with proprietary software, speed up molecular dynamics simulations by orders of magnitude and are designed in part to fundamentally transform the process of drug discovery.
Ideal candidates will have a computer science or engineering degree, prior experience with non-trivial parallel or distributed systems software projects, deep knowledge of operating systems internals, strong debug skills, strong C/C++/Python programming ability, and excellent verbal and written skills. Familiarity with device drivers, Linux or BSD kernels, distributed filesystems, run-time systems, communication protocols, event-driven and thread-based concurrency, bootstrap code, x86 hardware and BIOS, and/or bring up of new hardware is a plus, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of achievement.
D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a proprietary special-purpose supercomputer called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world's fastest general-purpose supercomputers. DESRES develops and refines advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs.
We take great pride in the caliber of our team, and we offer above-market compensation. We also provide generous relocation and immigration assistance to new hires. In addition, we strive to support the personal and professional needs of our team members by offering generous benefits, opportunities for community engagement, and a variety of learning and development programs.
To submit an application, please use the link provided below: (We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year)
D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, 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 we operate.
The expected annual base salary for this position is $200,000–$500,000. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits. The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.