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Senior Software Engineer - Compute Platform SRE

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New York, NY

Posted Jan 18, 2022 - Requisition No. 89558

A Service Reliability Engineer (SRE) in Compute Platform at Bloomberg is a hybrid of systems and software engineering who is trusted to improve the stability and availability of the production environment through automation. They are responsible for monitoring, provisioning / configuration / orchestration, capacity management, deployment and rollback, incident management, and SDLC practices.

The Compute Platform team is responsible for providing the bare metal infrastructure on which all of Bloomberg’s applications and services reside.  Our team is trusted to engineer software products to manage a hardware platform which maximizes server performance on standardized hardware. We are also entrusted to architect the platform for tomorrow by partnering with industry leading vendors and thoroughly evaluating leading hardware for inclusion in Bloomberg’s compute infrastructure. As a Compute Platform SRE you will solve challenging technology problems by building architecturally sound, high-quality hardware and software platforms that enable Bloomberg to exceed critical business objectives. 

What’s in it for you?

You'll work with modern open-source tooling while maintaining mission-critical systems hosting a wide array of applications. We'll depend on you to advise on design, architecture, and scaling of Compute Platform Specifications for a wide array of internal customers and infrastructure platforms.  In addition, you'll play a critical role in improving the stability of existing hardware platforms to ensure quality, stability, and scalability of Bloomberg’s applications and services.

You’ll Need to Have:

  • BA, BS, MS, PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field
  • Demonstrated experience developing and testing Python, Ruby, Go, or C/C++ 
  • Strong Unix or Linux fundamentals (or basic knowledge and a strong desire to learn)
  • Ability to listen, communicate, evaluate, problem solve, multi-task, and prioritize in a high-pressure, mission-critical, and rewarding team environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills for daily interaction with other engineering stakeholders
  • The ability to identify opportunities for automation as well as developing and testing the solution

We’d love to see experience with:

  • Experience with creating and improving documented procedures and/or playbooks
  • Continuous integration and deployment tools such as Jenkins
  • Containerization and orchestration technologies (like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • Working knowledge of Chef, Ansible, or Salt
  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Unix networking
  • Knowledge of Linux or Windows internals

Interview Process:

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!

You can check out more about how we work and what it means to be an SRE at Bloomberg in our blog post: 

If this sounds like something you would be passionate about, apply! 

Bloomberg is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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