Sr. SWE/SRE Bloomberg Indices

Job Description

The Bloomberg Index Services Limited (BISL) SRE team is an integral part of a
rapidly growing index business within Bloomberg. We are responsible for the
smooth operation of a diverse range of systems serving world leading benchmark
and tradable index products. These indices underpin many trillion of dollars of
trades and assets under management, and hundreds of clients rely on them daily
to inform critical business decisions. The reliability, stability, and
scalability of this platform is key to our success - and that's where our SREs
come in! Our SRE team is globally distributed across the US, London, and Asia,
and we work together to ensure a consistent and seamless platform for all
clients.

This is a great opportunity to come join a team of reliability engineers on the
SRE journey. You will have the chance to create a positive mark early and
continuously as you work closely with other engineers.

Who are you?
An SRE with an aptitude for analytical and creative problem solving. You can
dive into the detail of complex issues quickly, and you're excited to harness
the power of automation to manage the stability, availability, and scale of our
incredibly complex technology infrastructure. You're passionate about SRE, and
don't shy away from a challenge. You're excited by the opportunity to help
drive the SRE culture across our product and company.

We'll trust you to:
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* Use all your technical skills and experience to ensure the reliability of
a diverse set of systems with a diverse technology stack
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* Help expand the observability of these systems to improve their
reliability
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* Quickly grow in your technical knowledge of the technology stack
across all the systems which lie at the centre of our production
environment
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* Contribute to the work of the whole team, whether pair programming or
peer reviewing or collaborating with the engineering and product
operations teams to find the very best solution to their problem
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* Be an enthusiastic agile practitioner, helping us to improve and refine
our approach to ensure we deliver quality indices in a predictable manner
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You'll need to have:
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* Experience programming in Python
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* Experience working with any OO language - most of our stack is written in
C++ and C#, but we're open to other backgrounds as well
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* Working knowledge of Linux operating system
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* Excellent communication and collaboration skills for daily interaction
with engineering and operations stakeholders
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* Exposure to all phases of the software development lifecycle
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* The ability to identify opportunities for automation, and develop and
test a solution
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We'd love to see:
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* Experience programming in an additional programming language (Perl,
Shell, Bash, etc.)
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* Experience with Chef or other configuration tools such as Puppet or
Ansible
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* A solid understanding of object-oriented design, data structures and
algorithms
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* Experience working on diverse and complex software systems
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* Experience building monitoring systems and bringing transparency to
running systems
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* A desire to learn new technologies and apply them where appropriate to
improve the quality of our software and processes
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Other Resources:
Learn how Bloomberg bets big on our SREs:
bloomberg-bets-big-on-sres/

How we outsmart outages:
Check out Bloomberg Engineering:

Read about the unique problems we're solving:

Interview process:
We believe interviewing is a two way street. It's a way for us to get to know
you and your skills, and also a way for you to learn more about the team, our
technical challenges, and what you'd be working on. The content of each
interview round will be tailored to the role and your background, but the
general framework can be found here:
technology/engineering/software-engineering-experienced-hire/

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin,
gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability
status.
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