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Senior Software Engineer/SRE - Managed Systems Engineering

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Posted Dec 30, 2022 - Requisition No. 112867

The Bloomberg Terminal brings together real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, communications tools and world-class execution capabilities — in one fully integrated solution. The Managed Systems Engineering (MSE) group is responsible for building automation to provision, configure, and maintain Bloomberg’s global production server fleet throughout its lifecycle. MSE also builds and maintains numerous vital infrastructure services ranging from configuration management and orchestration frameworks to DNS and monitoring infrastructure. 

Our team uses an infrastructure-as-code approach in conjunction with open-source tools to ensure a scalable and reliable environment in which to operate. The group’s responsibilities include helping to advise application teams on best practices for architecting software and dealing with some of the company’s biggest infrastructure performance challenges. No matter where your interests lie in the field of infrastructure engineering, MSE has a position which will suit you!

What’s in it for you:

You'll be part of a team that operates at scale, building platform functionality, negotiating edge cases, and engineering for safety across tens of thousands of hosts. As part of MSE, you will have the opportunity to work alongside engineers passionate about automation and reliability while being exposed to many open-source tools and being empowered to contribute back to the OSS community. We have unique and interesting challenges to solve: you will be asked to help build a pathway toward increasingly virtualized and containerized infrastructure, create tools to automate systems management within some of our most mission-critical application space, and provide creative solutions for better managing our diverse environment.

You’ll need to have:

  • Experience working with an object-oriented programming language (Ruby, Python, ect.)
  • A Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, similar field of study or equivalent work experience 
  • Experience in analyzing, diagnosing, and solving problems in a Linux/Unix production environment
  • Robust understanding of large-scale systems architecture
  • Honest approach to problem-solving, and ability to collaborate with peers, partners and management 

We'd love to see:

  • An understanding of some or all of the following: configuration management, orchestration, CI/CD, API design and implementation, infrastructure monitoring and telemetry
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following technologies is preferred: Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Airflow, Jenkins
  • Linux kernel or networking knowledge 
  • Experience with Windows is useful but not required

Interviewing with us:

We believe interviewing is a two way street. It's a way for us to get to know you and your skills, and also a way for you to learn more about the team, our technical challenges, and what you'd be working on. The content of each interview round will be tailored to the role and your background, but the general framework can be found here:

We want to ensure you can put your best foot forward throughout the process, so if you have any questions or need any accommodations to be successful, please let us know!

We have a lot of opportunities to choose from in Engineering, and it is important to us that your skills and experience align best with the team you are interviewing with. To help ensure you are placed on the right team, your application will be considered for all of our current vacancies in Engineering at the first stage of the interview process. 
Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, colour, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law. 

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