Senior C/C++ Open Source Developer (5+ Years) - CTO Office | New York, NY | Bloomberg Careers

Senior C/C++ Open Source Developer (5+ Years) - CTO Office

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New York, NY

Posted Jun 9, 2011 - Requisition No. 30340

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 CTO Open Source Team acts as a liaison between our R&D Software Infrastructure group and external Open Source contributors and consumers. Our primary goal is to develop and set the financial industry standard for Open Source software solutions. These solutions will be made available principally in portable, well-factored C++, and will also include native implementations in many other programming languages, e.g. Java, C#, etc.

The CTO Open Source Team is looking for an exceptional C/C++ software developer experienced in the design and development of complex Open Source systems. This is a unique opportunity to influence Bloomberg's Open Source products. This position will be a senior technical conduit to help assess and prepare both internal fundamental infrastructure and business logic libraries for public consumption. This is a position for the serious software developer who thrives on being in the trenches, responsible for designing and maintaining a collaborative environment between our R&D Software Infrastructure group and external Open Source contributors and consumers. Candidates may have the opportunity to participate in Open Source standardization processes.

The ideal candidate must possess extensive experience in design and development of Open Source C/C++ Projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on highly optimized, scalable and distributed software that facilitates normalization, and delivery of data. You must be a team player with proven success on achieving aggressive deadlines. Demonstration of strong passion, excellent communication skills, and creative problem solving is a must.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Related Field (or equivalent expertise)
  • 5+ years of C/C++ development experience
  • Strong understanding of Data Structures, Algorithms, and Object-Oriented design
  • Working knowledge of Open Source packaging systems, e.g., deb, RPM, tarball
  • Working knowledge with High-Performance Unix and/or Windows Programming
  • Working knowledge of Multi-threading and Network programming is a strong plus
  • Understanding of various Open Source licenses, e.g., GPL versus MIT or Apache
  • Understanding of JAVA, .NET, Python, and/or Matlab is a plus
  • Understanding of XML/XSD and other schema driven data is a plus
  • Financial and/or Market Data experience is a plus
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