News/Machine Learning - Senior Software Developer C/C++

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Aug 9, 2012 - Requisition No. 34162

The Role

The R&D News department at Bloomberg is looking for an experienced developer to join the Machine Learning team. Our team works on a variety of projects in the area of text analysis and classification such as sentiment analysis of financial news, development of market indicators from text data, machine translation and topic clustering. The ideal candidate would have some background in machine learning and text classification and would be able to contribute immediately to the machine translation, sentiment analysis and other news analytics projects. The developer will play a major role in the design and implementation of some of the most innovative and critical applications in the Bloomberg Terminal.


  • Strong C++, C, STL expertise
  • Background in natural language processing and/or machine learning
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals (algorithms, data structures)
  • Industry experience developing multithreaded applications
  • Mathematical background (probability & statistics) a strong plus
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills a must
  • Knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL and standard RDBMSs a plus

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.

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