Ruby on Rails Developer

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jul 3, 2012 - Requisition No. 33786

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 is creating an exciting information product that reports on, analyzes, and quantifies the impact of government actions on business and industry. This product is marketed to government agencies including Congress, Beltway influencers (lobbyists, associations, etc.), and business leaders (C-suite executives, government sales, government affairs, etc.) in the industries that are most impacted by government actions. Bloomberg is bringing the same unparalleled level of fact based, objective reporting and analysis to Washington, DC as it has provided to the financial community for the past 30 years.

We are looking for an experienced hands-on Ruby on Rails developer who has experience with working in a fast paced agile environment leveraging Web/ Rails best practices and has a passion for developing high quality innovative and scalable solutions to challenging big data problems.


  • Write code in Ruby, HTML/CSS, and Javascript
  • Work as part of an Agile development team incorporating feedback from product managers, product support and other development team members
  • Design, implement, and maintain Ruby on Rails based components
  • Rapidly solve problems and bugs
  • Proactively look for ways to make the BGov product better


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails & MySQL in a consumer facing web environment
  • Experience with object oriented analysis/design
  • Experience in XHTML, Javascript, CSS and general Web 2.0 techniques
  • Familiarity with relational databases, preferably MYSQL and Oracle
  • Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST.
  • Understanding of code manipulation and optimization issues
  • Knowledge of design patterns, refactoring and unit testing
  • Familiarity with the MVC model
  • Experience working in Agile environments using Scrum, Pair Programming, or Extreme Programming
  • A proven ability to learn and adapt to new, complex development environments
  • Superb analytical skills, self directed, excellent communication skills with engineers and
  • non-engineers, strong team ethic, and pays close attention to details

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full
  • software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control
    management, build processes, testing, and operations

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