#1 of 34CloudFlare - San Francisco, CA and London, UK: VISA
CloudFlare is building the next generation network edge, in the cloud, for security, performance, monitoring, and control of web traffic.
We started the year at ~128 and are looking to double in size in 2015. Still early enough to make a difference, but we're now big enough that the difference you make will affect a large number of customers on day one, including Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Exchange, basically every bitcoin or torrent site ever, and 2M more.
We're engineering driven, and have been great at solving hard engineering challenges (we've got nginx core team, some deep kernel tap knowledge, and insane levels of performance optimization up and down the stack), but we're hiring across the company:
In addition to always looking for great systems engineers, SREs, and network engineers, we're particularly interested in exceptionally strong web front end developers, Postgres database expertise, and enterprise sales/sales engineers.
Things we particularly value are a drive to complete projects, deep technical curiosity, and an interest in fixing the Internet.
#2 of 34Permutive (YC S14) — London, UK — http://permutive.com
We're focused on understanding and recommending content at scale. We use ML and NLP techniques to algorithmically understand the meaning behind content and people's wide and nuanced interests. Our first product is an intelligent native ad server for sponsored content.
We have a ton of interesting problems to solve, and we're looking for people who want the responsibility of taking some of them on and delivering working solutions. More specifically, we're looking for engineers with interests or experience in:
* Building large-scale distributed systems (we run a microservices architecture on AWS)
* Designing and implementing scalable machine learning models (particularly Bayesian approaches, topic models, deep belief nets)
* Working extensively in functional languages (we mostly use Scala, some Haskell)
* Building low-latency personalized recommender systems
We’re a VC and Y Combinator-backed startup at the beginning of our journey. As one of our first engineers you’ll play a central role in defining our tech culture and direction, and have direct influence on product and strategy.
If you're interested, email us at email@example.com with your resume/CV and anything else that helps us know more about who you are!
#3 of 34Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England.
We're a startup trying to reinvent retail so men can dress well without being subject to the horrors of the high street or having to trawl through millions of items online. We do this using a combination of powerful algorithms and human stylists.
You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with a ton of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). You'll be one of the first technical hires and get to build and own huge parts of the product and work on the core algorithms.
One of our ancillary goals is to build one of the best engineering cultures anywhere, and we'd love you to help us do that. We launched in October and user and revenue numbers are scaling extremely quickly. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator.
We're especially interested in people who are interested in founding their own startup one day. We view working at Thread as a founder bootcamp where you'll learn about all parts of starting and growing a startup.
#4 of 34London, United Kingdom - Osper - https://osper.com
We provide a real prepaid debit card for young people, aged 8-18, so they can make independent decisions with money: online, in shops, at cash machines, and abroad. Thousands of families have already signed up to the service and we will be growing enormously this year.
But we not only help young people buy Legos and save for bicycles - we are building an awesome technology team that eliminates legacy code, keeps the bug rate tiny, and stays small and joyful. We are doing this by adopting techniques like pair programming, test-driven development, and continuous deployment. You can read more about our plan to be awesome on our tech blog http://tech.osper.io. We want to meet and work with smart technical folks of all sorts - from server-side devs to sysadmins, mobile coders to testers, security analysts to data crunchers - but especially quality and product experts who obsessed with automated and exploratory testing for mobile devices.
We are willing to arrange relocation to London for the right candidates. Sorry, we're not ready to take on remote team members at this time.
#5 of 34Haskell dev at Standard Chartered Bank , London UK
Strats team at Standard Chartered, London. A typed functional programming developer role on the trading floor. The role is highly development focused, and you will use Haskell for almost all tasks: data analysis, market data publishing, database access, web services, desktop GUIs, large parallel tasks, quantitative models, solvers, everything.
We have our own Haskell compiler, and many of the people involved in the development of Haskell.
Experience writing typed APIs to external systems such as databases, web services, pub/sub platforms is very desirable. The role requires physical presence on the trading floor in London. Remote work isn’t an option.
#6 of 34Schibsted Products & Technology - London, Oslo, Stockholm, Barcelona
Come and join us at the greatest tech company you've never heard of.
- Java/Scala Engineers
- Data Scientists
Schibsted has been around for over 175 years and has a long history of pushing boundaries and trying new things. We're undergoing a massive change to unify common components under SPT. From infrastructure to data science and ads, we're building a massive team over the coming years to work on some exciting products. We've already got some top notch people from Google, Yahoo and Twitter with us too.
Our sites get over 200M monthly active users across 29 countries; sites that include Finn.no in Norway and Leboncoin in France - which also happens to be the third biggest site in the country!
If you're great at what you do, I'd love to have a chat so drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a property search engine in nine countries and six languages, based in London.
We use Gulp, Bower, Backbone.js, Require.js. We do mobile-first design. We do serious A/B testing.
We have a team of 20 people total - you will be one of two front-end developers, which means you will have a lot of decision-making power.
Apply here: http://lokku.com/jobs/frontend-developer.html
Read more about us on our dev blog: http://devblog.nestoria.com/
#8 of 34Akvo Foundation – Several positions – Amsterdam, Helsinki, London, Stockholm
Technical account manager
Help desk coordinator
Senior technical consultant
Senior devops engineer
Akvo creates and runs open source internet and mobile services that make it easy to bring international development work online. We focus on project dashboards and making data easier to collect, visualise & share. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Akvo is a non-profit foundation that works with more than a thousand organisations around the world. Currently, we have 59 staff located in hubs in Amsterdam, London, Stockholm, Delhi, Bangalore, Nairobi, Ouagadougou and Denpasar, as well as other locations.
#9 of 34Holiday Extras is looking for software engineers / full stack developers http://join.holidayextras.co.uk/vacancy/software-engineer-5/ Up to £50,000 per annum d.o.e + profit share + benefits
Based near Folkestone on the coast in Kent, UK. An hour outside London, five mins from the beach. We do mostly nodejs but have a wide spread of tech across many projects. Flexible hours, I think a max of 3 home working days a week so you want to be fairly local. Apply on the link above, if you mentioned my name that would be lovely as I could earn a bounty.
#10 of 34Frontend Engineer | Based in London | Full Time Permanent
We are Lendable (lendable.co.uk), a funded, early-stage lending platform with big ambitions in FinTech. We're looking for our first front-end developer to own our front end tech and A/B test/evolve our consumer-facing site to perfection.
We're looking for someone who: Can split our front end from our existing full-stack platform into an API-based setup Can rebuild our site using the best technology/framework for the job Knows progressive enhancement and graceful degradation Loves a good user journey when they see one
Please send CV/github/portfolio to contact[at]lendable[dot]co[dot]uk (No recruiters please)
#11 of 34OpenSignal - London, UK (Full time, permanent)
At OpenSignal we're using mobile apps to tap into the smart phones we're all carrying around with us to build up global crowdsourced sensor networks. Our first sensor network is for wireless signal  where we are building a global database on the coverage and performance of wireless networks (both mobile + WiFi) on a scale that has never before been possible. Our second sensor network is WeatherSignal , which uses the barometers, thermometers and hygrometers on smart phones to crowdsource weather data and we have already published a scientific paper  showing the potential of this approach. If the concept of crowdsourced sensor networks appeals to you too then please get in touch. We are hiring for all manner of different roles right not (backend, frontend, UX/UI & data science) but most of all we are just looking for smart, like minded people rather than people with specific, existing skills. We also recently raised our $4million series A  from Qualcomm Ventures, O'Reilly Alphatech Ventures & Passion Capital so are growing fast.
More info: http://opensignal.com/jobs/ Email us: email@example.com
 OpenSignal App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.staircase3...
 WeatherSignal App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opensignal...
 Battery Temperature/Weather correlation: http://opensignal.com/reports/battery-temperature-weather/
 OpenSignal Series A: http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/05/opensignal-series-a/
#12 of 34Looker - SF Bay (Santa Cruz), NYC, and London - Full-time positions across the company. Great culture, mentorship, opportunity to help scale the company.
Jobs Page: http://www.looker.com/careers
Hiring developers, analysts (pre-sales, implementation, and engagement), DBAs, etc.
We've just recently raised our Series B from Meritech Capital and are looking to grow the team with strong, eager, willing to learn, and collaborative team members.
If interested feel free to reach out!
#13 of 34GO Engineer - CrowdSurge - London - Permanent www.crowdsurge.com
We are using Golang to develop a robust, fault tolerant Service Oriented Architecture (micro-services) platform.
The team is responsible for every step of the development process - architecture, design, implementation, security, deployments, testing and release.
We're about solving challenges at scale, mainly using Go and Cassandra on AWS with a focus on building mobile optimised products, platforms and APIs.
We are looking for engineers to be based full time from our offices in Old Street, London.
If you would like to know more, please contact our staffing partner: James.firstname.lastname@example.org
#14 of 34Mention Me - London, UK - Full Time - http://mention-me.com - £40-50k (or more, for the right person), plus options
At Mention Me we help online businesses build sophisticated and successful refer-a-friend programs. We use our technology and an A/B testing platform to help them motivate their existing customers to provide a source of new customers - referring friends, family and colleagues to products they like. We then reward both parties for a successful referral.
Business is taking off, and we're looking for a software engineer to join our team (as well as other non-technical roles too! Account management and sales are key). We're currently PHP (Symfony 2) based using ElasticSearch, AWS and MySQL, but as we collect more information, add more clients and build new features we'll certainly be changing parts of that. We've got ideas and a vision for the future but haven't got the people to make it happen. We're looking for someone who can join us to define it, build it and make it a reality.
In a nutshell, we're looking for someone smart, technical, and a get-things-done style. Chat to us if you'd like to know more.
Our email address is in our headers @ mention-me.com or in my profile and I'll gladly answer any questions.
#15 of 34Docker (https://www.docker.com) is currently hiring for the following full-time technical positions:
In San Francisco:
- Sr. Director for Docker Hub
- Go Engineers
- Python Engineers (Django or Twisted)
- Infrastructure/ DevOps
- Frontend (React.js)
- UX Engineer
- Engineering Manager (Open-source, Machine & Compose)
See full list of job opportunities here: https://www.docker.com/company/careers/
If interested in any of these positions, please send an email to email@example.com
#16 of 34DataSift (http://datasift.com) Reading/London, UK (engineering/product); San Francisco/New York (sales engineers/pre-sales)
DataSift, the world's leading supplier of social data - we're now the only independent provider of the Twitter firehose and archive; we just recently announced a partnership with Facebook to access posts and comments for an analytics platform - is growing like mad. We're after engineers and devops of numerous descriptions to add to our world class team in Reading and London, UK as well as technical sales and account managers in the US and in Europe.
Our stack includes (in no particular order):
* Hadoop * Scala * C++ * PHP * NodeJS * Python * ZeroMQ * Kafka * Redis * Go
For more information on any engineering jobs, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer.
#17 of 34SCEE R&D Europe (http://develop.scee.net/) | Full Stack Web Application Engineer | Full Time | London, UK
Hey there HN!
Our team here at SCEE R&D Europe need your help!
I'll get right to the point. Our team is an Agile PHP shop working with a MicroServices product and transitioning a legacy app towards the architecture.
We're looking for someone to become part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplined team of 9 to help deliver new projects into production, and maintain and transition a legacy one to 2015.
Our stack mostly consists of:
- PHP (mainly, we do have other apps written in Node.js and Python)
- CoreOS, fleet/etcd
Please send your CV's over to [redacted]
The rigmarole job-board posting is here for a more comprehensive list of stuff: (https://www.playstationjobs.co.uk/vacancy/1023-Full-stack-we...)
For more about the team, visit our about page ;) (http://develop.scee.net/about/devnet/)
#18 of 34London, UK (REMOTE / LOCAL + FULL-TIME): PUBLISHER SALES DIRECTOR
We're giftgaming, an unintrusive in-game advertising startup and platform: http://www.giftgaming.com
We deliver power-ups and coupons from brands as delightful in-game gifts. Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/giftgaming/
- We have a few clients now
- Platform built and running on AWS -- need sales person to help us scale
- Won TechCrunch London Meetup 2014 & launched at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe
- Named 1 of 10 Silicon Fen Companies to Watch in 2015 by StrategyEye
Want someone who is passionate about intrusive ads in games -- and wants to fix it.
More detailed info about this role: https://angel.co/giftgaming/jobs/60023-publisher-sales-direc...
Note: We're in the process of setting up options scheme.
Contact email@example.com - NO RECRUITERS. NO 'GROWTH HACKERS'.
#19 of 34Smarkets, London. Sorry, no remote.
We're a modern betting exchange, going technology first to enable proper price competition in a field of fat commissions. A small, agile, and fast-growing team, who just broke £1 billion in lifetime trades on our platform.
Smarkets develops a reliable, low-latency, highly concurrent betting exchange based on trading exchange designs. We're also building a fast, modern web interface to allow for a smoother experience. Servicing our users is top priority.
The Smarkets platform is written predominantly on Python and Erlang, and relies heavily on asynchronous programming techniques. We use REST where we can. Life at Smarkets circles around version control, configuration management and automated testing. We can, and do, deploy to production several times a day.
If you like the idea of flat structure and practical engineering approach, see our jobs at https://smarkets.com/about/jobs/
#20 of 34RedMonk - http://redmonk.com/jobs - Remote or Portland, ME or London, UK
## Who is RedMonk
We're the analyst firm that thinks developers are the most important constituency in technology. Our work shows up here on HN from time to time.
## What You Need to Have
- A rational, fact-based based approach. Opinions are fine. Data is better.
- The ability to synthesize disparate data from different sources, both quantitative and qualitative.
- Excellent communication skills, and ideally experience presenting.
- The ability to write clear, digestible and insightful analysis of complex technology – and not take months to do it.
- A reasonable online presence. You don’t need to be Taylor Swift, but if you don’t know what Twitter is there’s a problem.
- Deep and relevant technical expertise in technology infrastructure.
- A personality that both we and our clients enjoy working with. You can call this the no assholes rule.
- The ability to travel regularly to industry events and client sites. - A passion for developers.
## It’d Be Nice If You Had
- A background in statistics, economics or both.
- Exposure to/training with statistical programming languages (R or Python if you must).
- Experience as a developer, whether as a hobby or profession.
- A broad range of technology exposure (as opposed to being expert in a tiny niche).
- Familiarity with media creation and editing; audio, video or both.
- An affinity for craft beer.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, project samples, resume and anything else you think we should consider to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#21 of 34ROLI – London, UK & New York, NY – Full Time – https://www.roli.com
Available roles :
Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Technical Project Manager
Ruby on Rails Developer
JUCE (C++) Project Manager
Product Support Specialists and Demonstrators (UK & NY)
We are a design and technology startup based in Dalston, London. The Seaboard GRAND is our first product and demonstrates our patent-pending SEA Interface technology. It has been shipped to over 30 countries and won the Design Museum's Product of the Year Award 2014. Our recent Series A of $12.8m has just been followed by $3.7m with Horizons Ventures to scale production and build our presence across Asia . Last year we also acquired JUCE, a C++ framework used by 1000s of C++ developers around the world to deliver cross-platform multimedia applications .
If you are interested, feel free to contact me directly at jack [at] roli [dot] com. Highlights include:
• Join a fast-growing team with an exceptionally diverse range of skills, interests and talents
• Participate in cutting-edge design and innovation that will change the way people physically interact with technology
• Enjoy a daily team vegetarian lunch and fresh bread baked daily in the office, limitless homemade GOLDnola and the outpourings of our juicer
#22 of 34SOMA Analytics @ London, UK - http://soma-analytics.com/careers.html
SOMA Analytics is an investor-backed and award-winning startup that develops pioneering mobile health technology. We are creating the world’s first mobile-based mental resilience program, combining aspects from psychology and medicine with machine learning and hardware.
We are a tight-knit, international family that is passionate about building great products. From encouraging unconventional and lean thinking to advocating a healthy lifestyle, we treat our employees as our greatest asset.
Join our rapidly expanding team and set your inner geek free with like-minded and awesome workmates. We're hiring for full time positions and internships in diverse roles. You must be eligible to work in the UK.
#23 of 34Chaser | http://chaser.io | Engineer | Full-time | London, UK
We're a small team building highly intuitive and effective tools to help businesses improve their cashflow. Our (paying) customers are seeing great results and giving us hugely positive feedback. We launched 6 months ago and we recently named of the 50 most disruptive new businesses in the UK.
We're hiring for a wide-ranging software engineering role but we're more interested in finding the right person than requiring specific skills. If you'd like influence, autonomy and to be solving real problems in a fast growing business then please check http://chaser.io/jobs and then drop us a message. Thanks!
#24 of 34Node.js Developers @ Car Throttle (https://www.carthrottle.com/jobs/) - Full-time, London UK
We're a funded media/tech startup based in London building a media platform product that connects publishers and communities. We run one of the largest automotive community websites online (http://www.carthrottle.com) and have a unique approach to building niche media properties.
We're hiring software engineers to join our small but growing product team as we re-architect our website and API to handle big traffic and rapid user growth.
Email email@example.com for more information or to apply.
Tech: Node.js, AWS, MySQL, Redis, nginx
#25 of 341. Company: RAVN Systems (ravn.co.uk)
2. Location: Old Street, London, UK
3. Need (full time):
- Developers (you'll work on some clever products using Java and web technologies)
- Software consultants (you'll be the link between our client business and our products)
4. What do we do?:
- We sell products and services that cater to the needs of big knowledge-intensive businesses.
- Our products analyse large volumes of documents, deal with difficult search problems and automate intelligent tasks.
5. Why join?:
- We're successfully bootstrapped and growing - and can provide a very competitive salary.
- We have a relaxed atmosphere - giving you flexibility but also responsibility.
- Perks - cash bonus, in-office table tennis, free beer Fridays, free fruit (and other goodies), Friday Pub Club (tm), fully-paid company holidays and football/gaming sessions.
#26 of 34DueDil - London - https://www.duedil.com/
-DueDil is a high growth technology business on a mission to contextualise the world’s private company information.
-Our research tool is used by over 1,000,000 people to find opportunities and risks within businesses.
We're currently hiring for Full Stack, Back End, Data Engineers and DevOps: https://www.duedil.com/careers
Github - http://github.com/duedil-ltd :)
#27 of 34TomTom – http://www.tomtom.com — London, UK – Mobile & Embedded Apps and DevOps roles (full time, on site, relocation available)
We're TomTom's navigation software team in London and we create the best on-the-road experiences for drivers and bikers everywhere.
The apps we make are built into Renault and Smart in-car systems, available for smartphones, and at the heart of TomTom's expanding range of consumer devices where hardware and software are conceived together. Like the just-released TomTom Rider made specially for bikers: http://tomtom.com/en_gb/drive/motorcycle/index.html
Developers who join our expert team are valued for their ideas as well as their skills, and we encourage both through regular hack days, plus training or conference attendance in areas that interest them.
-- Role: Mobile & Embedded Apps Developer
-- Role: DevOps for Mobile & Embedded
Building scaleable CI infrastructure for mobile & embedded app testing is hard, particularly when you add custom pre-release hardware and gigabytes of map data into the mix. If you join us you'll be working with Android and iOS SDK command line tools and device emulators, Jenkins, Git, Nexus, Gradle, Ruby, Docker and a mix of local device farms and cloud computing services.
-- To find out more check out either http://tomtom.jobs (search for "London") or if you're on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/vsearch/j?keywords=tomtom+london
#28 of 34London, England - Full Time - Dev Ops - Local
Brand Networks (http://bn.co/) is hiring dev ops engineers for our office in Shoreditch, London.
If you love programming and would like an entertaining job with smart and friendly colleagues, a steep learning curve and a wide variety of challenges, please get in touch. You can email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#29 of 34Good Audience | San Francisco, London, The World | http://www.goodaudience.com
We're growing fast and hiring quickly. We wanna meet engineers (full-stack, frontend, backend, mobile), marketers, sales, designers and straight hustlers to join the family.
At Good Audience, we make marketing for small businesses dead simple. Tweet me @sherm8n =)
#30 of 34Rouge Paradise Planet | VR Gaming | London, UK and San Francisco, CA Very early stage. Computer graphics, vision or Unity engineers. email@example.com
#31 of 34London, UK - miDrive
Great offices, located in High Street Kensington.
#32 of 34London, UK - Various Engineering Positions - Full Time
Swoon Editions is about getting beautifully crafted furniture from the workshop floor straight to your door at an exceptional price. We cut out expensive retail overheads without ever compromising on quality. We are building a leading direct to consumer online sales app with a data platform for trend analysis, demand prediction and logistics optimization.
We are fairly unique in the Ecommerce world as everything we do is data driven. We test all assumptions from web page layouts to button colours, from the physical products we launch to the finish of the material.
We're a small and passionate group of people based in the old Southwark Playhouse in London, with a growing team here and abroad overseeing our workshop partnerships. We're are hiring smart people for all positions across engineering.
We also have some great benefits: * Unlimited Holidays * The best hardware Mac or PC * Free Company Gym * Regular Team Lunches, Drinks and more * Fully stocked kitchen and drinks fridge * Amazing Company Culture * Just a little too much trust
Backend Software Engineer - You should have a track record of solving difficult engineering problems across all parts of the business. You should be as at home performing regressions across complex cohort models as building and designing APIs for our front end team. We spend the majority of our time working in both Python and PHP and developing APIs so prior experience would be great but we will also consider candidates with all strong programming backgrounds that want a new challenge. - http://swoon.workable.com/jobs/32947
Full Stack PHP Engineer - You should have a track record of solving problems across all parts of the development stack, from debugging JS in the browser to full “OOP SOA API Design”. We spend the majority of our time working in PHP with Magento and its APIs so prior experience would be great but we will also consider candidates with all strong programming backgrounds that want a new challenge. - http://swoon.workable.com/jobs/32943
Frontend Software Engineer - You should have a track record of solving frontend problems, from creative concepts to polished code, particularly for consumer projects. This role will be responsible for evolving the experience of our online store. You'll be collaborating with analysts, developers and marketers to devise and develop new features, and tests as we roll out an ambitious roadmap. - http://swoon.workable.com/jobs/32948
QA Engineer - We’re looking for a Web App Test Engineer to join our team in London. You should have a track record of end-to-end testing and quality assurance. This testing will be predominantly manual to start and moving to automation as our team grows and we hone our requirements. Our website is the face our our brand, so this role has the potential to have a big impact on our business. - http://swoon.workable.com/jobs/32952
If you have questions, you can email me Ciaran the CTO on - firstname.lastname@example.org
#33 of 34RolePoint | (mostly) Python Software Engineers | London, UK and New York, US - https://careers.rolepoint.com
You'll play a key role in building a platform that's changing how Technology, Finance, Media, Healthcare organisations hire and access talent - and that is already implemented in the three largest employers in the world.
You will be a key figure in the New York engineering team; the primary function will be to build and manage the integrations between RolePoint's applications and the systems that exist within our clients infrastructure (typically Applicant Tracking Systems and Candidate Relationship Management tools). RolePoint's success is dependant on the reliability and features of our data integrations, so you'll be integral to the team and involved in the management of the integration product.
From our New York office, you'll be helping to shape the engineering team based in Soho where we currently have our Account Management department. They are a group of highly intelligent, experienced and passionate people who are also expanding. You'll also be working closely with our London engineering team and RolePoint's customers.
Bonus: Created APIs used by internal and external developers
You'll be building the most advanced and user-friendly application flow that candidates go through when applying to jobs online and scaling to handle millions of requests per month. Based in our London office, you'll work alongside passionate, like minded individuals, where ideas and innovation take precedent and each team member contributes equally. You'll be writing code and architecting solutions, all whilst maintaining balance between great design and shipping products.
Bonus: Functional programming, GAE
We're building a company that allows you to work on interesting projects in a stimulating, social environment. We work on flexible hours, offer unlimited vacation days, go out for weekly team activities and once a year bring the whole company together on an international gathering to reconnect outside of our work.
Check out more roles at https://careers.rolepoint.com
#34 of 34New York / London / San Francisco (FT/INTERN/VISA) - Bloomberg
There are many jobs open at Bloomberg, but I'm particularly looking for intelligent software engineers and UX professionals to work under the CTO and Infrastructure team in R&D. We have roughly 4,000 R&D employees, so work is very diverse across the company. Teams are roughly 4-8 people at the lowest level and group up into larger organizations organized by product type (equities, fixed income, etc.). I happen to work on infrastructure for the Professional service (aka Terminal). Our team has very little interaction with anything finance related and most of our work is related to evolving the entire platform forward and making forward-looking changes. Back in 2005, we converted all of our higher-level "app" development to server-side JS (custom, Spidermonkey based) and now run probably the largest server-side JS stack in the world. We migrated a lot of our GUI toolkit to be scripted as well (LUA this time) to allow us to more easily evolve it. And now we're evolving it, embedding Blink and pushing bugfixes and feature enhancements to do what we need (our fork is on GH). We abstracted away our next-gen server-side infrastructure from specific JS engines and can now run it on top of Spidermonkey or V8 (or any other engine with a similar API) as we please. We're helping define and implement CSS3 Grid spec and help implement ES6 generators/arrow functions among other things. We built and run a third-party app store within the Terminal. Over the past decade we've rebuilt the C++ foundation of the company from the ground up, starting with our own STL implementation using the Lakos allocator model (Lakos and a few other C++ committee members work here). We have a huge wealth of awesome C++ libraries that we started open-sourcing and will continue to add more layers as time goes by. (https://github.com/bloomberg)
All of what I mentioned above is stuff done by the infrastructure team, and we're a tiny percentage of the overall R&D population. Other teams get to do fun stuff as well. The mortgage team ported long-running ABS OAS calculations from Linux farms to GPU clusters and wrote a Python based cash flow engine from the ground up, potentially helping define the SEC's Python-files-must-be-included rules.
We run a worldwide network with somewhere around 35,000 circuits in 180+ countries. We ingest anywhere from 45-60 billion "ticks" daily aggregate from feeds in all of these countries. We normalize, scrub, and then re-distribute all this data to customers in all of those countries in an efficient manner. The Terminal provides analytic and visualization tools to work with market data, as well as the same tools to work with news and alerts. On the news side, we ingest over 100,000 news feeds (e.g. WSJ would be one "feed") from around the world and do the same kind of processing, applying ML for sentiment and topic classification, etc. We also design our own hardware in-house -- everything from keyboards and monitors, to custom ASICs for authentication/subscription tokens. The web side (bloomberg.com, businessweek.com) are now Node based and the framework used to build them was also recently released on GitHub.
Oh, and we have a TV station, radio station, etc. They innovate too. Bloomberg TV was the first non-OTA channel to be distributed via Aereo, for instance. (Too bad it didn't last... :))
We could use a motto like "We do a lot of stuff."
Contact me if you want to discuss at email@example.com. For anyone going to JSConf in May, I'll be there if you want to chat in person.