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Senior Software Engineer- Database Engineering

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New York, NY

Posted Jan 4, 2023 - Requisition No. 113091

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 the next generation systems for managing this piece of crucial infrastructure. Our ability to provide a DBaaS (DataBase as a Service) platform 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 services team provides a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution 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. We manage 100K+ databases and growing quickly with no end in sight. To support this scale, we are recreating our database solution with a focus on security, performance and self-service. We develop and manage the services and operational toolkits that enable application teams to easily deploy data sets and query across them. We define database development standard methodologies and use our collective experience to influence Bloomberg database architecture design decisions.

You are a hardworking, highly motivated database expert who understands and enjoys designing and building large-scale systems. You know that doing things the right way is harder and takes longer but is (almost) always worth the effort. You are excited by open source software and want to participate in open source database communities.

We'll trust you to:

  • Engineer automated and self-service solutions to database administrative tasks.
  • Extend monitoring solutions to reduce the cost of managing databases at scale.
  • Prioritize stability and performance among multiple competing priorities.
  • Partner with application teams to achieve our business objectives.
  • Promote database design standard processes.
  • Improve operational processes and documentation.

You need to have:

  • 4+ years of experience with database engineering.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent understanding of databases and database design patterns.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to debug and correct production problems.
  • Experience in writing and fixing SQL (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, indexes, etc.).
  • Ability to detect and solve Database performance issues related to issues such as CPU, memory, disk I/O and other resource contention.

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of distributed database systems.
  • Experience building applications (preferably Java or Python) that interact with databases.
  • Comfortable building applications with React.
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and containers.
  • Experience working with open-source software/community (upstream accepted contribution, or community presence) is preferred.

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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