Senior Software Engineer - Database Services

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Posted Dec 15, 2022 - Requisition No. 112436

Bloomberg runs on data. It's our business and our product. Our software solutions depend on robust data infrastructure to provide clients with this data. Our team is designing the next generation systems for handling 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 large quantities of data. Ensuring our services scale, are robust, secure and reliable is where you come in.

The Database services team provides a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform that engineers depend on to drive applications throughout Bloomberg. We run several open source (Postgres, MySQL etc) and commercial (Oracle, SQL Server etc) database options, all of which Bloomberg is heavily invested in. 

Our platform handles 100K+ databases and growing quickly with no end in sight. To support this scale, we are recreating our database platform with a focus on security, performance and self-service. We develop and run the services and operational toolkits that enable application teams to easily deploy data sets and query across them. We define database development best practices and use our collective experience to influence Bloomberg database architecture design decisions.

We'll trust you to:

  • Engineer automated and self-service solutions to database administrative tasks
  • Extend monitoring solutions to reduce the cost of managing databases at scale
  • Prioritize stability and performance among multiple priorities
  • Partner with application teams to achieve our business objectives.
  • Promote database design best practices
  • Improve operational processes and documentation

You need to have:

  • Experience working with an object-oriented programming language (C/C++, Python, Java, etc.)
  • A Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, similar field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent understanding of databases and database design patterns
  • Ability to debug and correct production problems
  • Experience in writing and troubleshooting SQL (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, indexes, etc.)
  • Ability to detect and solve Database performance issues related to issues such as CPU, memory, disk I/O and other resource contention

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of distributed database systems
  • Experience building applications (preferably Java or Python) that interact with databases
  • Comfortable building applications with React
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and containers
  • Experience working with open-source software/community (upstream accepted contribution, or community presence) is preferred

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