D. E. Shaw India Software Private Limited
 
 

Corporate Profile

The D. E. Shaw group is a specialized investment and technology development firm whose activities center on various aspects of the intersection between technology and finance. Headquartered in New York, the D. E. Shaw group encompasses a number of closely related entities with approximately US $15 billion in aggregate capital. Activities range from computer-based quantitative investment management to the development and financing of technology-oriented business ventures, but are tied together by a common focus on the economic implications of technological innovation. Since its organization in 1988, the firm has earned an international reputation for financial innovation and technological leadership, and has been described as "the most intriguing and mysterious force on Wall Street."*

D. E. Shaw India Software Private Limited (DESIS) is a member of the D. E. Shaw group's Global Information Technology Group. Established in Hyderabad in 1996, it is a state-of-the-art development and support center that works in coordination with the New York head office to maintain the company's technological leadership in the areas of securities information management, market evaluation, and order execution.

Work Culture

Software professionals work in small, informal, often intercontinental groups. Competition is kept to a minimum, and employees are judged not only on their individual contributions, but also by the impact they have on the work of their colleagues.

All communication is swift, open, and honest. The communication culture and intense interaction ensure that individual contributions to the team are quickly identified and rewarded.

Areas of interest

  • Distributed OOP
  • Java, .NET
  • Networking
  • Database programming
  • Unix/Windows systems
  • Languages: C++, Java, C#, Perl
  • XML, SOAP, and Web Services
  • Computational Chemistry

What we are looking for

The philosophy at D. E. Shaw India Software Private Limited (DESIS) has always been to identify and nurture people with extraordinary talent, and to create small, cohesive, and functional teams that are highly result-oriented and quality-conscious.

The ideal candidate applying for any position should be extraordinarily intelligent, well qualified, and resourceful, with excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Candidates should have exceptionally solid records of academic and/or professional achievement and have posted among the highest rankings in their respective universities.

*Fortune, February 5, 1996


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