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Build Architect

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New York, NY

Posted Aug 6, 2010 - Requisition No. 27108

The Company

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

The Role

Bloomberg's Build and Release Engineering group is responsible for source code governance, build systems, and the global software release cycle. We are looking for an experienced Build Architect and developer to design, implement, and support large-scale build and validation engines, and design new infrastructure for next-generation software development lifecycle tools and processes.


  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Computer Science, Engineering, or related experience
  • 5+ years development experience with high-level scripted languages, especially Perl (including object oriented Perl, module design, Perl XS, and DBI). Experience with Python or other high-level languages a plus
  • Strong understanding of general principles of the design and architecture of build processes and SDLC. Knowledge of specific build systems or tools, such as gmake or makefile design, is useful but not sufficient
  • Strong understanding of compilers and linkers, including identification of compiler and linker defects, and linker algorithms. Experience with other build tools, as well as static analysis and debugging tools, is a plus
  • Strong understanding of binary formats such as ELF or XCOFF
  • Experience with C and C++ languages. Experience with Unix shell, Fortran or Java is a plus
  • Experience with source control systems, especially subversion and git
  • Experience with Unix platforms, especially Solaris, AIX, Linux, and HP-UX
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL or other RDBMS

Please note that this is primarily a developer role, with an emphasis on strong architecture and design skills.

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