Senior Web Developer - Consumer Websites

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jun 30, 2016 - Requisition No. 50234

What can you do as a media company with the information and resources of one of the largest financial technology firms? The engineers behind the Bloomberg Consumer Web team help answer these questions every day. We build and manage web applications and supporting systems that deliver market-moving news, data, video, audio and ultimately represent the brand that is Bloomberg to a global and dynamic audience. We keep millions of users informed every day. This is

In a challenging industry and an ever-changing technical landscape, we are devoted to delivering quality software - and quickly. Our purpose is to understand our users' needs, scale and performance limitations and emerging technology trends for efficient and reliable delivery.

We'll trust you to:

  • Collaborate within an Agile, multi-disciplinary team
  • Take ownership of technical solutions, development and delivery to production
  • Develop in all levels of a web application stack, from the client to server side
  • Explore and evaluate the value of new and emerging web technologies

You'll need to have:

  • A strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • 5+ years of experience building high volume web applications using a language like Ruby, Python or JavaScript
  • Proficiency in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTTP, REST API design, cookies, caching and security
  • An understanding of asynchronous design patterns
  • Experience working with multiple browsers and user-agents, quirks and solutions
  • Fluency in test-driven development, code reviews, distributed source code management and automated quality assurance

We'd love to see:

  • The ability to solve engineering and performance challenges delivering content to a global audience (progressive enhancement, performance budgets, speed index optimization)
  • A passion for standardization, style guides and process efficiency
  • Experience defining and developing distributed systems
  • Contributions to any open source web projects or JS libraries
  • Interest in understanding user behavior and how that drives product design and decisions
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