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Senior Backend Engineer - Insights

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New York, NY

Posted Aug 2, 2022 - Requisition No. 93307

IPaaS (Insights Platform As A Service) offers suggestions (known as Insights) based on the context of the client’s current workflow. Insights are a groundbreaking new way for Bloomberg users to discover relevant content in the Bloomberg terminal by surfacing difficult to discover data where and when they need it within their day-to-day workflow. Bloomberg users have the opportunity to easily and swiftly dive deeper for more context to make critical financial decisions.

The IPaaS mission is to make discovering the breadth and depth of impactful financial data available easier and quicker for finance professionals.  An Insight is a carefully crafted auto-generated short sentence, similar to a well-written news headline, that communicates the bottom line without the need to read the whole story. Insights often come with clickable links, abstract text, and other metadata to provide even more information, analogous to reading the full body of a news story.

Our Team:

The IPaaS Backend team is primarily focused on data ingestion, scaling, stability, storage, and distribution of Insights data via various messaging technologies. Our platform’s challenge is to provide a generic framework which uses the massive breadth of Bloomberg's financial data to quickly compute insights. In the next year, we expect the ingestion pipeline to handle over 50 Million events per day and the query engine, 1M client requests per day.

What's in it for you:

We are looking for a strong backend engineer to help architect and scale IPaaS. One key challenge of IPaaS is performing calculations across many different data sets within several milliseconds for client interactions. Another key challenge is ingesting real-time data, generating relevant Insights, and delivering the resulting data set via pub-sub technology without introducing significant latency. The individual would also work with business and partners stakeholders to define both client and non-client facing features, and mentor individuals in the IPaaS organization. IPaaS currently has 40+ types of microservices written primarily in C++ and Python installed on Linux machines. In order to meet our goal of delivering millions of Insights per day, the engineer joining IPaaS would have a significant role developing novel delivery techniques using both caching and messaging technologies. Our team strongly believes in adhering to the best industry practices, innovating impactful solutions, and continuous deployment to production.

We’ll trust you to

  •     Collaborate within the IPaaS team, with Insights Product, and with external partners
  •     Take ownership of the technical direction
  •     Drive engineering best practices and quality
  •     Mentor the team members across all Insights teams
  •     Identify bottlenecks and design strategies to address

You’ll need to have

  •     Strong communication & interpersonal skills (verbal & written)
  •     Strong ability to understand business requests and convert into technical results deliverables
  •     Strong architecture and design skills
  •     Strong C++ and/or Python experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and/or related professional experience

We’d love to see

  •     Experience with CI/CD Technologies
  •     Experience with container technologies (Docker)
  •     Experience with large scale Indexing and Search technologies (SOLR)
  •     Experience with Streaming and Messaging technologies (Kafka, RabbitMQ, BLPAPI)
  •     Experience working in an “Agile” environment (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, PI)
  •     Experience working in a Linux environment

If this sounds like something you would be passionate about, please apply! We'll get in touch with you to let you know what the next steps are.
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Salary Range: 160,000 - 240,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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