Senior Software Engineer (System Reliability Engineer/SRE) - Real Time Market Data & News Feeds - Tokyo | Tokyo | Bloomberg Careers

Senior Software Engineer (System Reliability Engineer/SRE) - Real Time Market Data & News Feeds - Tokyo

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Posted Nov 15, 2022 - Requisition No. 111617

At Bloomberg, our software runs the financial markets. To do this, we ingest real-time market data and news from hundreds of exchanges and thousands of newswires around the world – to the tune of 100 billion ticks of data per day. Our users and downstream applications rely on us to be reliable and always available - this is where our SREs come in. Our SREs ensure our product is fast, reliable, and always available. 

Our team:

The Real Time Market Data and News Feeds SRE team sits right at the heart of Bloomberg's global market data operations. Market Data is information - trades, quotes, and other pricing data - gathered from around the world on every possible kind of financial instrument, from stocks and bonds to currencies and commodities. We are responsible for meeting our clients’ need for speed and stability across the market data pipeline – from ingestion of real-time market data from hundreds of financial sources, through to enrichment and delivery of data to the clients.

As a System Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Bloomberg, your mission is to drive the automation of our production operations, everything from reaction to failures, deployment, testing, and quality checks. You will ensure the optimal availability, latency, scalability, and efficiency of more than ten thousand client-facing applications. We’ll expect you to own our production environment – from the initial design phases to ensuring continuous high availability. You should be comfortable working alongside other engineers to help fix and debug issues with the production environment.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Create and maintain monitoring solutions to be used in production monitoring, capacity management, and incident detection and response
  • Help us establish SLOs and SLIs that we can use to measure our quality as an organization, and contribute to engineering projects aimed at ensuring we meet those standards
  • Investigate, triage, and troubleshoot production problems as they occur
  • Develop and maintain tools used in investigating production problems
  • Build automation for manual processes to increase reliability while at the same time reducing time to market and cost
  • Help promote and improve development and operational standards within the wider group; you will work with your business partners and software engineers
  • Ensure that support documentation is produced, maintained and improved

You’ll need to have: 

  • Demonstrated experience programming with Python
  • Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English

We’d love to see: 

  • Experience programming in an object-oriented language such as C++, Java, C#, Rust, Go
  • Experience with Shell scripting
  • An understanding and appreciation of SRE concepts: observability, production monitoring, capacity management, automated deployment, orchestration, configuration management, etc.
  • Experience with design and implementation of large scale distributed systems
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate closely with internal stakeholders such as Engineering and Operations teams
  • Demonstrated interest in working with both hardware and software infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Financial Market Data
  • Experience with networking such as TCP/UDP/IP
  • Experience with web applications

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match! We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime, feel free to take a look at these:
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