Web Applications Team Lead


COMPANY:  Bloomberg LP


ROLE TYPE:  Full-time, Direct Hire


Bloomberg Law (BLAW) provides users with faster access to legal content and analysis, practice tools, company information and market intelligence through advanced search capabilities. We are committed to changing the way legal professionals conduct their day-to-day by automating research and providing analytical solutions to help them get real-time answers and better serve their clients. Our goal is to use innovative technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions that will impact the future practice of law. That's where you come in.

Our group is responsible for the client facing application tier of Bloomberg Law (www.bloomberglaw.com). As a team lead, you will be given the opportunity to display your people leadership and technical skills by leading a team of highly talented engineers while working directly with product owners to define and build features that anticipate our client's needs.

We'll trust you to:

  •  Inspire and motivate a high performing team to achieve great results, while supporting individual growth and development
  •  Lead the development of technical solutions to meet current and future business needs
  •  Ensure continuous improvement of solutions and ways of working
  •  Establish best practices that results in the highest quality in our products and service
  •  Create a strong team environment which is focused on delivering value and increasing our capabilities
  •  Develop strong partnerships across internal development teams and business teams
  •  Take risks. Our fast paced environment will require you to rise to the challenge and strive to exceed expectations

You need to have:

  •  3+ years of experience managing a development team following an Agile methodology
  •  An ability to foster a collaborative team environment; through driving a strong culture of teamwork and taking advantage of team diversity
  •  Strong knowledge & experience in Web Development, especially Ruby on Rails and JavaScript
  •  The technical ability to contribute directly to projects through hands on development as well as lead a team of software engineers
  •  A passion to develop business domain expertise in order to solve problems
  •  Experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle
  •  Strong programming ability
  •  Excellent stakeholder relationship management
  •  The ability to effectively listen, communicate, challenge and influence team members, peers and senior managers
  •  The desire to take ownership and responsibility of issues and handle effectively through to resolution

We'd love to see:

  •  Strong knowledge of Java and object oriented programming
  •  A keen interest in keeping abreast of technological advances and proven success at incorporating new technology into existing systems
  •  Experience designing and querying relational databases like MySQL