Support Engineer - Real Time Market And News Feeds (Consultant)

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 14, 2017 - Requisition No. 62053

Real time market data is at the core of Bloomberg's business, and our team develops the software which provides it. Our feed handlers directly consume real time market data from hundreds of exchanges and financial institutions around the world. The data we provide is consumed by applications across the Bloomberg platform and ultimately used by clients making the decisions that drive financial markets. Performance and reliability are key features of our software. Our goal is to be the most comprehensive and reliable source of financial data in the world.

We are looking for a contractor who will act as the first level of technical support for our feed handlers. You will be tasked with handling day to day support tickets for our team. Given the critical nature of our data, you will need to be able to quickly respond to tickets by analyzing our code and determining the issue source, directly apply fixes to our code bases, and closely follow established guidelines to test and release our software. You will need to proactively work with developers within the team as well as across groups to be able to quickly determine the best course of action for each issue.

You'll need to have:

  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Ability to work in C/C++
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience developing on Unix based platforms

We’d love to see:

  • Experience with network protocols such as TCP, UDP and Multicast
  • Knowledge of market data systems
  • Familiarity with Python
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