Now Hiring: Software Test Engineer @ IQT


IQT is the strategic investor for the U.S. Government that accesses and accelerates the development of leading-edge technologies that protect and preserve national security. Founded in 1999, IQT was established to help the intelligence community access the technical insights and innovations taking place in the startup community. IQT is an independent, not-for-profit organization, with a function similar to corporate strategic investment groups found at companies like Intel, Google, Apple, and Disney. IQT takes calculated risks to access and invest in startups developing commercially-focused technologies that will deliver ready-soon innovation to serve the national security mission.

IQT is Now Hiring:

Software Test Engineer


While In-Q-Tel Engineers are from all engineering backgrounds, we’re specifically looking for individuals with strong software development and infrastructure experience.  We’re looking for people who haven’t just read about new open-source projects, databases, and frameworks but have set up, and run them themselves.  Ideal candidates want a broader view of technology across and even beyond the software stack.

On a daily basis, SEs directly deal with both hardware and software such as geospatial analytic tools, video analytic products, large-scale data systems, multilingual translation tools, infrastructure and security products, and mobile and field deployable technologies. The technologies emanate from early-stage companies and start-ups that In-Q-Tel has identified, evaluated, and invested in on behalf of our government customers.



Test portfolio company technologies

Determine if portfolio company deliverables meet the requirements and should be transferred to the government.

Experience building, managing and debugging enterprise products and platforms which enables them to effectively interact with and evaluate new technologies.  To accomplish this:

  • Create and review design documents, user guides, test plans, and test reports for completeness and accuracy
  • Build test plans and environments, test and evaluate sophisticated technology to ensure compliance with specified requirements as well as general utility and usability         

Engage with government customers and portfolio companies

When our portfolio companies and government customers have technical questions, they come to the Software Test Engineers:

  • To facilitate successful technology transfer
  • To ensure Portfolio Company products meet the government’s needs
  • For training support, installation, and technology transfer of effective technologies

Prototype solutions

Our Engineers are technologists at heart; when they see products they know could work well together or be applied in a different way they are excited to dig in, learn about and actually develop these prototypes and then show them off to both colleagues and government customers. 

  • Architect solutions for and participate in the development of prototyping and integration initiatives
  • Learn about and use (play with) technologies IQT hasn’t yet in invested in to stay on top of new trends
  • Integrate select technology with IQT’s operational network and corporate infrastructure



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field and/or relevant work experience
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn new domains and technologies across the entire hardware and software spectrum
  • Candidates who excel have been exposed to:
    • Windows Server and Linux
    • Cloud Services and Virtualization
    • Computer Networking
    • Software Defined Methodologies and Frameworks
    • Computer Databases
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Our Engineers interact with customers and portfolio companies often.
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Security Clearance

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Relational Database Administration Engineer

Location: New York

Requisition No. 48626

The Role:

Bloomberg's Comdb2 DBA Engineering team administers Bloomberg's in-house RDBMS (known as Comdb2) that is being targeted for an open-source release and is looking to expand its staff.

This RDBMS is derived from Berkeley DB with a SQLite based query interface and support for numerous facilities including: transactions, locking, concurrency, clustering and replication along with a client library (API) able to transparently negotiate reconnection and connections to lowest-cost (and coherent) nodes (in a cluster configuration).

Specifically, the team is responsible for tasks such as development of best practices and repeatable procedures for deploying and managing databases, as well as day-to-day operational activities including break/fix, resource balancing, backup and recovery, database tuning, database replication management and coordination of schema changes. The team also works closely with the RDBMS developers and is expected to retain and foster deep understanding of this RDBMS's internals in order to respond quickly and effectively to matters ranging from design input to urgent trouble shooting. The team is also tasked with building and maintaining tools for the management of the environment.


Bloomberg's DBA team is looking to add to their current talent a self-motivated and highly curious Database Administrator / Engineer with experience in SQL, IT administration, performance tuning, Database Internals, and Perl/shell programming (scripting).

The ideal Candidate will have:

  • Experience working with at least one of the commercially available relational database technologies for a minimum of 4 years
  • Knowledge of SQL and SQL performance tuning
  • Solid understanding of relational database internal architecture
  • Experience in performance tuning of databases
  • Experience with Unix and Unix tools including shell & Perl scripting
  • Experience in designing and automating repeatable processes
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Berkeley DB is desirable
  • Knowledge of C programming a plus
  • Experience analyzing existing RDBMS/IT/Operational systems and identifying shortcomings with concrete ideas for improvement.


Mon-Fri, Day Shift

Weekly on call rotation approximately once every 2 months.

The Company:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

SQL Data Analyst Job

Location: New York, NY, USA

Company: (Undisclosed)

Job Requisition Number: 100-08

The Team:

(Undisclosed)'s Business Intelligence & Customer Analytics team, part of the Centralized Metrics and Analysis organization, is responsible for helping (Undisclosed) senior management, Product and Sales teams make data-driven decisions. The team manages the data warehouses and data visualization solutions that Sales and other client-facing teams use to optimize their prospecting and retention efforts, Product teams use to gain deep insights into product adoption and the Marketing organization uses to measure the efficacy of their campaigns and promotional events.

(Undisclosed) relies on the team to transform raw data into business insights and to answer complex questions about the adoption of our products by clients.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced data analyst to join our team to support the creation of a new Hadoop/ Big Data warehouse for Enterprise Customer Analytics and Business Intelligence. You will work alongside product managers, data scientists and technologists from across the organization to solve complex business problems. You will be responsible for refining the business questions we are trying to answer, identifying the data we should be collecting and understanding the business logic used to transform raw data into business metrics and key performance indicators (KPI's).


- Analyze product usage and marketing data sets and develop critical insights and analyses
- Design reports to answer targeted business questions through data analysis
- Create visualizations of data and share insights with business leaders
- Ensure data quality and accuracy of the underlying data sets used for reporting
- Define project milestones and end deliverables and ensure projects are executed on time and under budget
- Work with the software development team to translate business requirements into technical solutions
- Function as a subject matter expert on specific data sets, providing assistance and consultation to product managers and other business stakeholders


- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a data analyst role, with increasing levels of responsibility
- Advanced expertise in database operations and experience with SQL-based databases (e.g. SQL Server, MYSQL, Access, Greenplum, etc.) is a requirement for this role
- Experience working with large data sets of varying levels of structure
- Experience managing software development or other types of projects
- Superior analytical skills and demonstrated ability to break down large, complex business problems into discrete, achievable steps
- Broad experience in data quality and data processing
- Knowledge of data warehousing and data management processes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate research findings to both technical and non-technical decision makers
- Data modeling experience is a plus
- Experience with market-leading data visualization software tools (e.g. QlikView, Tableau, Cognos, etc.) is a plus
- Experience with R or other statistical software tools is a plus

The Company:

(Undisclosed) delivers critical information in a world where information matters. We give influential decision makers in business, finance and government a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas. To do that, we need a constant flow of ideas, energy and innovation-which is where you come in.

(Undisclosed), you will have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. Be a part of an organization that is entering new markets, launching new ventures and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, news and media services fosters innovation and empowers clients-and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.