Senior Software Engineer - Database Infrastructure | New York, NY | Bloomberg Careers

Senior Software Engineer - Database Infrastructure

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New York, NY

Posted Jan 4, 2023 - Requisition No. 113088

The Team:

Bloomberg is the industry standard for financial data. Bloomberg's software solutions depend on robust data infrastructure to provide clients with this data. Our team is designing futuristic systems for managing this piece of crucial infrastructure. Our ability to provide a DBaaS (DataBase as a Service) is critical to our clients ability to retrieve and analyze massive quantities of data. Ensuring our services scale, are robust, secure and reliable is where you come in.

The Database Infrastructure team provides a database-as-a-service that engineers depend on to drive applications throughout Bloomberg. We manage several open source (Postgres, MySQL etc) and commercial (Oracle, SQL Server etc) database options, all of which Bloomberg is heavily invested in. Our proprietary solution manages 100K+ databases and is growing quickly with no end in sight. To support this scale, we are recreating our industry-leading, robust, resilient and performant database solution. We are heavily investing in automated testing, CI/CD and collaborative design processes. We develop and manage the services and operational toolkits that enable application teams to easily deploy data sets and query across them.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Design and implement the next generation database control plane at Bloomberg
  • Elevate our existing infrastructure to create a modern, industry leading infrastructure solution
  • Champion mature software development practices (code reviews, package management)
  • Prioritize stability and performance among multiple ambitious priorities
  • Apply industry standard security patterns to ensure proper data access
  • Leverage and extend Kubernetes to make this possible

You’ll need to have:

  • 4+ years of programming experience with an object-oriented programming language (Java, Go, or Python)
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Strong problem solving, communication skills
  • Prior experience with algorithms and data structures, knowledge of object-oriented design
  • Solid understanding of modern development methodologies and tools (CI/CD, Containers, TDD)
  • Ability to debug and correct production problems

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of modern database systems
  • Experience building infrastructure and working with distributed systems
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and containers
  • Exposure to modern security patterns
  • Experience working with open-source software/community (upstream accepted contribution, or community presence)

Our Open Source Commitment

Bloomberg sits at the intersection of high availability, low latency, and large-scale computing. We have a decade-long track record of using open source software to build infrastructure and applications that address the unique constraints facing the finance industry. We also support a broad open source ecosystem to empower others to solve similar real-world problems. From technical governance to upstream collaboration, we are committed to enhancing the impact and sustainability of open source.

In this role, you’ll be encouraged to interact with global open source project teams and communities. If you have a desire to use, develop, and lead open source software projects, we encourage you to apply.

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 aligns 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, 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, pregnancy or 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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