Senior Software Engineer - Alerts

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Posted Apr 25, 2024 - Requisition No. 124837

The Alerts system notifies clients about important changes in global markets. An alert can be set on hundreds of different types of events, from a price movement to a news story being released and even power plant outages. We serve over 64,000 Terminal users and deliver over 15 million alert triggers per day.

Our software functions as a large-scale, distributed system composed of multiple subsystems. Our flagship function provides clients with the ability to configure alerts on the universe of securities and fields available at Bloomberg. Alerts can be simple, single-condition rules - “tell me when the price of IBM crosses $200” - but can also be combined with multiple conditions of varying periodicities, including non-pricing information such as bond rating changes and analyst recommendations.

Today, we support over 70 different types of alert conditions, but we are always looking to expand the scope of data and rules that we offer. We are therefore evolving our system in the direction of an evaluation platform, in which teams sending us data can define their own evaluation and formatting criteria with minimal involvement from us. We’re looking for enthusiastic engineers who are interested in the challenges of serving both internal and external clients, as both a platform and a suite of terminal functionality.

The team is full-stack, with UIs written in Javascript and TypeScript and backends written in C++20 and Python 3. Our various subsystems run on dedicated Linux clusters, communicating with each other using RabbitMQ and RESTful APIs. External teams feed data into our system using Kafka and various pub/sub mechanisms.

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to expand and scale a complex, large-scale system for use by any team at Bloomberg
  • Interesting technical challenges in dealing with data intensive, low latency, highly distributed systems
  • The ability to learn from and mentor other people in your immediate area and around the company
  • Partnership with a close knit group of teams with supportive colleagues who like to learn and share knowledge from each other

You'll need to have:

  • Experience working with C++ and/or Python
  • An understanding of Computer Science fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working closely with other engineering and product teams to understand user requirements and support the implementation of our products
  • An honest approach to problem-solving, with an ability to collaborate with peers, stakeholders and management
  • An opinionated approach, using your experience to bring new perspectives to our challenges

We' d love to see:

  • Experience working with distributed systems and telemetry
  • Experience using middleware such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, Redis or ZooKeeper
  • High standards in Automated Testing and SDLC (CI/CD)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • An interest in mentoring, leading, and growing other engineers
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