Data Engineering Team Leader

Careers at Bloomberg


Posted Nov 9, 2016 - Requisition No. 55584

In Bloomberg’s Global Data division, we derive understanding from the world’s data. Our Technology Implementation team makes this happen through innovative ways of automatically analyzing our numerous sources of content. This classification and comprehension of the data leads to breaking news and getting data to our clients faster than our competition, moving markets.

We are looking for an experienced professional to fill our Data Engineering Team Leader role whose modus operandi is developing creative solutions to complex NLP problems and passionately demystifying the process to our partners. Not only will you be able to liaise between business partners, engineering and the team but you and your team will demonstrate new NLP models for named entity recognition and disambiguation for use in classifying content as it enters our system while extracting meaningful and actionable data in real-time.

Your skills will be put to the test to as you design and implement solutions to solve tangible business challenges. Understanding the financial markets is a plus but the team is responsible for a variety of datasets that our clients use to make swift, informed decisions ensuring high levels of quality and the lowest levels of latency in our work.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Help develop a talented group of individuals whose work will improve our ability to provide expedient market moving information
  • Provide training and mentorship to team members and partners alike
  • Research, develop and implement new methods of extracting relevant content from a variety of sources
  • Work with a cohesive team to write, test and maintain production Python code
  • Design models to answer targeted business questions and engage in data analysis at a high level
  • Educate other analysts on completed work in order to expand impact to additional products or business units
  • Construct and present proofs of concepts for implementation
  • What can you expect from this opportunity:

  • The chance to collaborate with exceptional colleagues located across the globe on a broad range of projects covering multiple asset classes.
  • To have a real, driving impact on the daily business of the Global Data department at Bloomberg through implementing technical solutions that address core business needs.
  • To work in a startup-like environment in a large, established organization with a global reach.
  • The flexibility to be creative and innovative whilst personally disrupting the status quo.
  • The opportunity to invest in your career by developing your technical skills alongside colleagues who share your enthusiasm about technology.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or another scientific discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with NLP techniques and implementing solutions to business problems
  • Working knowledge of neural networks
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Programming experience with Python
  • Experience with mapping business needs to engineering systems
  • Ability to understand and draw conclusions from underlying datasets resulting in recommendations of future actions
  • Strong familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Be able to address multiple priorities in an extremely fast-paced environment

We’d love to see:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a team setting
  • Experience developing in a microservices framework
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