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Senior Engineer (Java) - Database Infrastructure

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New York, NY

Posted Nov 10, 2022 - Requisition No. 90157


Bloomberg is the industry standard for financial data. Bloomberg's software solutions depend on robust data infrastructure to provide clients with this data. Our team is designing the next generation systems for managing this piece of crucial infrastructure. Our ability to provide a DBaaS (DataBase as a Service) platform is critical to our clients ability to retrieve and analyze massive quantities of data. Ensuring our services scale, are robust, secure and reliable is where you come in.

Who we are?

The Database Infrastructure team provides a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform that engineers depend on to drive applications throughout Bloomberg. We manage several open source (Postgres, MySQL etc) and commercial (Oracle, SQL Server etc) database options, all of which Bloomberg is heavily invested in. Our platform manages 100K+ databases and is growing quickly with no end in sight. To support this scale, we are recreating our industry-leading, robust, resilient and performant database platform. We are heavily investing in automated testing, CI/CD and collaborative design processes. We develop and manage the services and operational toolkits that enable application teams to easily deploy data sets and query across them.

Who are you? 

  • You are a talented, highly motivated software engineer who understands and enjoys designing and building large-scale systems.
  • You know that doing things the right way is harder and takes longer but is (almost) always worth the effort.
  • You want to make a big impact and contribute to open source software.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Design and implement the next generation database control plane at Bloomberg
  • Elevate our existing infrastructure to create a modern, industry leading platform
  • Champion mature software development practices (code reviews, package management)
  • Prioritize stability and performance among multiple competing priorities
  • Apply industry standard security patterns to ensure proper data access
  • Leverage and extend Kubernetes to make this possible

You need to have:

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience (preferably Java, Go or Python)
  • Strong problem solving, communication skills
  • Solid understanding of algorithms and data structures, knowledge of object-oriented design
  • Working knowledge of modern development methodologies and tools (CI/CD, Containers, TDD)
  • Ability to debug and correct production problems
  • BA, BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of modern database systems
  • Experience building infrastructure and managing distributed systems
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and containers
  • Exposure to modern security patterns
  • Experience working with open-source software/community (upstream accepted contribution, or community presence)

Our Open Source Commitment

Bloomberg sits at the intersection of high availability, low latency, and large-scale computing. We have a decade-long track record of using open source software to build infrastructure and applications that address the unique constraints facing the finance industry. We also support a broad open source ecosystem to empower others to solve similar real-world problems. From technical governance to upstream collaboration, we are committed to enhancing the impact and sustainability of open source.
In this role, you’ll be encouraged to interact with global open source project teams and communities. If you have a desire to use, develop, and lead open source software projects, we encourage you to apply.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary Range: 160,000 - 240,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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