Senior Software Developer C/C++ - News

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jul 5, 2012 - Requisition No. 33805

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

The R&D News department at Bloomberg is looking for a senior developer to play a leading role in the design and implementation of some of the most critical applications on the Bloomberg Terminal. Our team works on problems such as real time search and query filtering, low latency indexing and text classification, collaborative filtering, sentiment analysis, machine translation and others. These applications are integral parts of a real time processing pipeline that processes over 1 million stories a day from over 80,000 sources. In addition to challenges presented by the low latency high throughput environment, we have to solve the business problem of presenting an overwhelming amount of content to a large user base in way that allows them to efficiently make decisions in the financial markets.


  • Strong C/C++ expertise
  • Industry experience developing multithreaded applications
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals (algorithms and data structures)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience developing in UNIX/Linux environment a plus
  • Experience with search, text analysis and related applications a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL or other relational DBMSs is preferable
  • 2+ years of experience
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