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Systems Administrator Industry Placement Year - London

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Placement Program
  • Software Engineering
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You should be a penultimate year student with basic knowledge of Microsoft enterprise environments, an interest in technology, strong communication skills, and a talent for problem-solving. Familiarity with Linux environments and scripting languages is a plus.
  • You will support various technology systems, troubleshoot technical issues, administer infrastructure systems, and work on automation and efficiency improvements in a fast-paced engineering environment.

Requirements

  • We seek students in their penultimate year of study who are eligible for an industry placement as part of their degree.
  • Applicants should have basic knowledge of the on-premise and cloud Microsoft enterprise environments and a demonstrated interest in improving processes and technology (e.g., through their past internship experience, on-campus employment at a university helpdesk, personal projects, and/or academic achievements).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and project management skills are critical, as the role involves working with global colleagues across various backgrounds, experiences, and projects.
  • Candidates should excel at combining critical analysis and research to solve unfamiliar problems.
  • Familiarity or experience with general systems administration, Linux environments, and Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages is a plus.
  • In keeping with our firm’s culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we’re more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation than we are in any particular skill or experience.

Responsibilities

  • In your placement year, you’ll be responsible for a variety of project and support work across a wide range of technology, including Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, cutting-edge storage and clustered computing solutions, and several communications platforms.
  • Your support and project work may include troubleshooting complex technical issues, administering various infrastructure-level systems, and implementing automation and efficiency improvements. You’ll also work closely with other engineering teams to support and deploy on-premise and cloud services.

FAQs

What qualifications do I need to be eligible for the Systems Administrator Industry Placement Year in London?

Applicants must be students in their penultimate year of study who are eligible for an industry placement as part of their degree.

What technology will I work with in this role?

As a Systems Administrator, you will work with a variety of technology, including Windows PCs and servers, UNIX servers, mobile devices, storage and clustered computing solutions, and communications platforms.

What kind of projects will I be responsible for during the placement year?

You will be responsible for troubleshooting technical issues, administering infrastructure-level systems, implementing automation and efficiency improvements, and working with other engineering teams to support and deploy services.

What skills are important for this role?

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and project management skills are critical. Candidates should also have a demonstrated interest in technology, the ability to solve unfamiliar problems, and familiarity with systems administration and scripting languages.

How long is the industry placement for?

The industry placement is expected to run from June 2025 to June 2026.

Finance
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1988
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

The D. E. Shaw group is trusted by investors across the world to manage their assets by seeking the optimal balance of risk and reward. While we’re known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, we also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. We use a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to uncover independent, hard-to-find sources of return across global public and private markets. Founded in 1988 over a small bookstore in downtown New York City, the D. E. Shaw group began with six employees and $28 million in capital and quickly became a pioneer in computational finance. In the early days of exposed pipes and extension cords, tripping on a cable could take out our whole trading system. Today, the firm has more than 2,000 people around the globe and an institutional-grade (and trip-proof) infrastructure, but we still value creativity, entrepreneurship, and the spirit of discovery.