Senior Software Developer - Mobile Technologies

Careers at Bloomberg

London

Posted Oct 16, 2009 - Requisition No. 24167

The Role

Bloomberg is looking for a Senior Software Developer to join their Mobile team. The role will comprise end-to-end solutions for mobile devices such as Blackberry and iPhone and iPad, including development of the services that provide the data. These real-time services are written in C++ and handle millions of requests from hundreds of thousands of mobile users every day, making reliability and high performance critical. On the front-end side, a good understanding of UI design and experience with device-side application development will be highly beneficial.
Candidates should have a passion for technology and a flexible, creative approach to problem solving. They should be able to take ownership of business requirements and devise and develop solutions that meet the customers¿ needs. Time to market is critical. They must be able to liaise closely with Bloomberg¿s internal marketing team to ensure a quality `look & feel¿ for the Bloomberg application, devising innovative solutions that reflect Bloomberg¿s brand identity while making the most of each platform¿s unique technology features. Day to day tasks will involve development and integration of new applications and enhancements, working on projects to improve the scalability and stability of the technology and server side development.

Requirements

  • Solid C++ development experience is essential, with exposure to the full software development life cycle
  • Understanding of multithreading and networking concepts
  • Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills, with a creative and flexible attitude

Other desirable skills include:

  • Experience developing applications for one or more mobile platform (BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, Symbian)
  • Knowledge of programming in Java (Java ME or Java SE)
  • Server-side development experience on UNIX, .NET platforms and/or other web services

The Company

Bloomberg is the world¿s most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information via the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and multimedia platforms. Bloomberg¿s media services cover the world with more than 2,200 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® 24-hour network delivers smart television to more than 240 million homes. BLOOMBERG RADIO® services broadcast via SIRIUS XM Radio and 1worldspaceTM satellite radio globally and on WBBR 1130AM in New York. The award-winning monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS® magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine and the BLOOMBERG.COM® financial news and information Web site provide news and insight to businesses and investors.

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