Senior Software Engineer - Research Discoverability | New York, NY | Bloomberg Careers

Senior Software Engineer - Research Discoverability

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New York, NY

Posted Dec 22, 2022 - Requisition No. 112730

Our Market Applications group looks over the workflows and user experience of the Bloomberg Terminal for areas around foundation applications, macro markets and content workflows, such as research, companies/ equities and data discovery.

We service applications that are leveraged by financial analysts and researchers. Our core focus is document search and discoverability, content authoring, and publications that support the analyst workflow. 

Meet the Research Discoverability Team:

Financial analysts use the Bloomberg Document Search platform to collect data that will help in their daily workflows such as conducting research and writing analysis. This research can range from written reports to transcripts of important earnings calls. The Research Discoverability team’s task is to help serve the most relevant information in the most efficient and impactful way possible. This is a rapidly growing and competitive space in the financial research industry.

Our goal is to continue to improve our recently redesigned Document Search platform by surfacing more relevant, impactful content to our clients while improving clients workflows. This includes speeding up searches, exposing important information quickly to enhance decision making and building collaboration tools that allow our users to work together. Our team is the glue that holds the multitude of Research engineering teams together, and we are responsible for co-owning all of the front end as well as the federation searching layer.

We collaborate closely with other Research teams and AI/ML teams here to provide intuitive analytics to enhance our clients’ workflows. Additionally, our team is inclusive and helpful - we train people to be independent and autonomous in their work and ownership, but when they need to reach out for help we are there. People who are willing to try new things (workflows, technologies, ways of working) will thrive on this team.

Our Technology Stack:

Research Discoverability is a full stack team. We implement search related workflows that range from retrieving user input all the way to retrieving the results to display to users. Technologies we use (but are not limited to)

  • JavaScript, TypeScript, React, React Redux, Jest, Cucumber
  • Python, pytest
  • C++, gtest
  • Docker for local development
  • Comdb2 (Bloomberg open source relational database)

Our team is constantly improving our tech stack, so as a team member you would be able to explore in-house and open source technologies that could help us tackle client issues more optimally. Our team also cares deeply about Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and improving development experience.

What’s in it for you:

  • Develop full stack solutions and improve the function and experience of our Document Search Platform
  • Collaboratively work with our product team/UX team to create new solutions to client problems, this can range from optimization problems to solving new workflows
  • Impact our architecture and technology through constant improvement and iterations via regularly scheduled retrospectives

You’ll need to have:

  • 4+ years working with an object-oriented programming language (C/C++, Python, Java, etc.)
  • A Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, similar field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with full stack application development leveraging front end technologies (JavaScript)
  • Prior contributions to system design and architecture and scaling fault-tolerant, distributed systems
  • Growth mindset and motivation to learn new domains and new technologies
  • Interest in learning client workflows in order to meet the clients needs as best as possible
  • Teamwork and clear communication

We’d love to see:

  • Some knowledge of AI/ML, especially NLP
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Knowledge of Local Development Techniques (Docker workflows)
  • Experience working in an agile team

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 maternity /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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