Senior Software Engineer - Chat and Message Applications | New York, NY | Bloomberg Careers

Senior Software Engineer - Chat and Message Applications

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New York, NY

Posted Dec 29, 2022 - Requisition No. 112805

Our data moves global financial markets – and conversations around that data are central to how markets are shaped. Our Community group builds the infrastructure responsible for delivering real-time communications between the 350k financial professionals on the Bloomberg Terminal. Our email (MSG) and instant message (IB) products deliver billions of messages across millions of chat rooms per day, including stock quotes, trade confirmations, breaking news alerts or help desk inquiries among others, forming one of the largest financial networks in the world and placing our team at the center of our universe!
Our users rely on these products because of their real-time performance, extensive scale, ironclad security, tight integration with financial data and applications on the Bloomberg Terminal.

The group covers two main products, core to Bloomberg:

Instant Bloomberg (IB) is Bloomberg's instant messaging system, used to exchange real-time quotes, trade ideas, news, and other financial information.
Message (MSG) powers collaboration and communication as a long-form communication platform, a real-time price dissemination tool, and a tightly integrated workflow facilitator.

We have a broad user base unlike any other company, including asset managers, brokers, traders, financial analysts, and desks across all asset classes. Looking forward, we strive to connect our users even closer with chatbots and curated communities, cultivate communication and clarity across the markets using NLP to structure content, and continue to expand and streamline workflows with modern features and embedded financial tools.

The Role:

  • Develop and improve the most used applications on the Terminal to meet the growing demands of our clients
  • Push for standard methodologies and keep our products on the front line of the industry as a whole
  • Work with our core infrastructure teams to develop full-stack solutions to handle over 2 billion daily posts across MSG and IB
  • Collaborate with engineering partners and product managers to deliver features with widespread impact and influence future development on internal frameworks

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll get real-world experience working on heavily used, client-facing, production code and get immediate feedback from our users
  • You’ll join a community of engineers passionate about either front-end or full-stack development on core Terminal products
  • You’ll work on projects both from client requests and engineering-driven initiatives in a highly-collaborative environment and make an impact across the financial industry

You’ll need to have:

  • 4+ years working with an object-oriented programming language (Java, C/C++, Python, etc.)
  • A Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, similar field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience with JavaScript
  • Understanding of application architecture, design patterns, and production environments
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

We’d love to see:

  • Experience building messaging and chat products and/or your ideas for improving them
  • Passion for working on client-facing products
  • Experience with TypeScript, Flow, or similar compile-to-JS typed languages
  • Experience with Python or C++ and/or building full-stack applications
  • Interest in developing good relationships with partners such as other teams and product managers
  • Familiarity with continuous integration principles and writing testable code

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, 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, parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email

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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