Software Engineering Team Leader - Ticker Plant

Careers at Bloomberg


Posted May 31, 2017 - Requisition No. 58776

You’re the type of person who not only enjoys the challenge of being a leader for driven software engineers of high ability, but also delving in to the lower-level technical world yourself. You will have a passion for both of these areas, and in doing so provide support to developers in each of them.

The Ticker Plant is part of the Bloomberg core infra-structure, so the position requires a high level of responsibility and technical aptitude. The Ticker Plant product itself is a propriety intra-day tick database. It processes and stores market data, with exchange feed and data-source specific business rules, for the entire company; this encompasses the main Bloomberg terminal and also enterprise products such as Bpipe(RDP) and Data Licence. This data is made available via both static server requests and real-time publish/subscribe streams. The software itself is highly scalable and distributed amongst hundreds of large servers, having one of the largest hardware budgets in Bloomberg for a single product.

The London team is specifically responsible for the critical path that a tick takes through Ticker Plant and its associated infra-structure, along with the little-endian Linux port and a dedicated special ops sub-team (using Agile) for delivering high-priority projects.

What’s in it for you:

For the right candidate, this is a rare opportunity to be a leader in one of the most core and essential components of the company. Therefore, as well as motivating and developing the team members, it also provides exposure to technical challenges and opportunities to still remain hands-on, if the candidate so desires.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Inspire and motivate a high performing team to achieve great results, while supporting individual growth and development
  • Lead the development of technical solutions to meet current and future business needs
  • Ensure continuous improvement of solutions and ways of working
  • Establish best practices that results in the highest quality in our products and service
  • Create a strong team environment which is focused on delivering value and increasing our capabilities
  • Develop strong partnerships across internal development teams and business teams
  • Take risks. Our fast paced environment will require you to rise to the challenge and strive to exceed expectations

You need to have:

  • An ability to foster a collaborative team environment; through driving a strong culture of teamwork and taking advantage of team diversity
  • Strong knowledge & experience working with C++
  • The technical ability to contribute directly to projects through hands on development as well as led a team of software engineers
  • A passion to develop business domain expertise in order to solve problems
  • Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Strong programming ability
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management. Our stakeholders are Feed Engineers, Feed Analysts, Exchange Business and Enterprise Business.
  • The ability to effectively listen, communicate, challenge and influence team members, peers and senior managers
  • The desire to take ownership and responsibility of issues and handle effectively through to resolution

We’d love to see:

  • A diverse range of experience with a variety of programming languages and different tools
  • A keen interest in keeping abreast of technological advances and proven success at incorporating new technology into existing systems

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