DEVELOPING SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT OUR BUSINESS

DESIS is the D. E. Shaw group's largest software development centre and works on developing powerful and sophisticated infrastructure. We use advanced computer hardware and proprietary software to conduct our investment activities to implement strong controls, and to share knowledge and unify efforts across the firm.

Our technology systems are managed by more than 200 developers and engineers, and our infrastructure helps us provide what we believe is best-in-class investor support and transparency by delivering extensive reporting and risk analytics with an emphasis on accessibility, clarity, and usefulness.

Front Office

The front office group builds systems that support our systematic and discretionary trading strategies. The group works on a variety of projects, including real-time financial data-feed infrastructure, high-performance middleware, interactive trading systems, portfolio management and workflow tools, and quantitative analysis tools.

Enterprise

The enterprise group develops hardware and software solutions for the firm, and provides a high-performing, scalable, reliable, and secure operating environment. The group designs tools and applications for communication, collaboration, data management, and IT infrastructure.