Software Engineer - C++ / Data Science - Government Intelligence Team

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Nov 21, 2016 - Requisition No. 55761

How does government influence finance? What government activities can move financial markets? Which companies benefit from government activities and which are negatively impacted? The Engineering News department is currently working on building fairly new products to help financial professionals solve these questions.

Our team is working on the challenging problem of making sense of a rich set of Government Data from a Financial professional's perspective. To this end, we intend to employ rule based and machine learning based techniques for sentiment analysis, entity extraction and topic tagging of this vast content.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, experienced software developer who can start contributing immediately to the success of this exciting new suite of products. If you enjoy driving product development by collaborating closely with business stakeholders, you’ll fit right in.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Solve a variety of technical problems including ingestion of large unstructured public datasets
  • Discover actionable data points to alert clients in real time
  • Design scalable, extensible search and database solutions to aid discoverability and analytics
  • Design user interfaces to make sense of confusing government data for the busy financial professionals that make up our target client base.

You need to have:

  • 3+ years of software design and development experience with strong C++ skills
  • Experience working with Javascript
  • Experience working with SQL
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals (algorithms and data structures)
  • Experience developing multi-threaded applications
  • Experience working on Data Science Tools for Visualization / ML
  • Strong ability to design solutions to complex problems

We’d love to see:

  • Experience in user interface design and development
  • Experience in relational databases
  • Experience developing in UNIX or Linux
  • Experience in dynamically typed languages like Python, Lua
  • Experience in search technologies like Solr, Lucene
  • Experience working with US Government Data Sets

If this sounds like you, apply! We'll get in touch to arrange a phone interview if we think you're a good match for the role.

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