Senior Software Engineer/SRE - Electronic Trading

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Posted Apr 3, 2018 - Requisition No. 66340

Our Team:

Bloomberg Electronic Trading (ET) provides electronic trading solutions for the fixed income, currencies, and commodities markets. Our solutions provide liquidity, trading functionality, and straight-through processing across all fixed income asset classes. These are highly scalable, distributed platforms that provide analytics, executions, as well as straight-through processing. We’re a product driven team, composed of engineers and SREs working together to raise the expectation of finance industry. We are working at the forefront of technology innovation; bringing electronic solutions to an industry that processes trillions of dollars in trades each day.

Application Systems Reliability Engineers (SRE) on the ET team build and manage both the development and production environments. You are responsible for developing tools focusing on continuous integration, automated software releases, configuration management and system management. Also, you are responsible for ensuring that our large-scale highly-available production systems are healthy, monitored, automated, and designed to scale.

We'll trust you to:

  • Own, manage, monitor and optimize the reliability and overall health of our development and production environments
  • Work closely with development teams to define standards and ensure that applications are designed with scale, resilience, and performance in mind
  • Streamline software development with continuous integration, deployment automation and agile configuration management
  • Build tools to reduce toil and increase insight into trouble spots
  • Implement effective governance controls in our development lifecycle
  • Manage resiliency design & planning, collection and analysis of availability metrics
  • Monitor current capacity, conduct regular capacity testing and predict future capacity needs

You’ll need to have:

  • Professional experience in a relevant role (DevOps, Reliability Engineering, Software Development)
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX or Linux systems running distributed applications platforms
  • Hands-on experience in at least one programming language (Python, C++, Java, Javascript) beyond basic scripting
  • Demonstrated experience managing performance, availability and scale of mid- to large-sized systems
  • Hands on experience in production deployment and release management
  • Energy, self-motivation and independence to manage multiple tasks and work in a global environment

We’ll love to see experience with:

  • Working in a regulated environment
  • Containerization technologies (like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • Configuration management tools (like Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Continuous integration and deployment tools (like Jenkins, Bamboo, SonarQube)
  • Database and NOSQL products (like PostgreSQL, Hadoop)

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match! We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are.
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