Network Feed Engineer

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Posted Jun 6, 2012 - Requisition No. 33598

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 310,000 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, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, 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 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

The Role

Bloomberg has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Network Engineer for Feeds group. The Network Feeds group is responsible for the day to day support of Bloomberg's Asia market data infrastructure. This group is also responsible for designing, testing and implementing new market data connectivity solutions, providing Bloomberg with reliable and uninterrupted access to critical market data from Banks, Stock Exchanges & News Agencies worldwide.

The team is looking for a Market Data Network expert to provide technical design, development, and support of various Market Data, Trading and News feeds. The successful candidate will be involved in all technical aspects of the network, from hands-on support to software driven network management and control.

The Requirements

The candidate must have experience working with routers, switches and firewalls. The following experience is also essential for the role:

  • Confidence building edge router configurations using Cisco, Juniper, and Nortel hardware.
  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP call setup, teardown and trouble-shooting with sniffers.
  • Routing experience with a least 2 of the following protocols: OSPF/RIP/BGP/MPLS
  • WAN experience with leased line connectivity
  • Experience of network projects, troubleshooting, planning installation and management to strict timescales.
  • Qualification such as Cisco CCNA, Juniper JNCIA-M or equivalent.

In addition, the following skills would be desirable:

  • Knowledge of major exchange platforms such as TSE, OSE, HKSE and others.
  • Working knowledge of UNIX, including Linux and Solaris.
  • Understanding of financial instruments, fixed income, equity and derivatives.

Network Feed projects may require some travel to meet Exchanges or vendors and to lend assistance to local personnel. The ideal candidate should be calm under pressure, a team player flexible and customer focused, with strong communication skills. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English and Japanese, and possess multilingual capabilities (Mandarin and/or others).

Some shift, weekend and Public holiday cover may be occasionally required.

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