Build up more data-oriented career at Bloomberg for new grad?

Amazon cLdC56
Mar 21 11 Comments

Hi, I just received entry-level software engineer offer at Bloomberg. One big reason I like BB is I assume they deal with lots of financial data, and actually I do have experiences and passion for data analysis and machine learning.

So I'm wondering about the possibility of data-oriented the career growth path at Bloomberg? Generally I could think of two possibilities:
1. Switch to data scientist-like role, learning lots of financial-related domain knowledge.
2. Become machine learning software engineer (MLE).

Any comments?
Thanks

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 11 Comments
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    If you want to do ML, you may be lucky enough to be placed on an ML team. If not, you can apply to the fall 2019 ML 101 training. It's an intensive 3-4 month ML bootcamp.
    Mar 21 4
    • Amazon cLdC56
      OP
      Thanks! How many ML-related team BB have? Or what's the chance that a new grad can get into a ML-related team? ....Also, very glad to hear there's such a great 3-4 month ML bootcamp? But would this bootcamp have conflict with C++/Python/JS bootcamp?
      Mar 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      No idea how many ML teams/roles there are, tbh

      The ML 101 bootcamp is separate from the new hire bootcamp. Last year, roughly 25% of applicants were admitted, mostly based on previous math background
      Mar 21
    • Amazon cLdC56
      OP
      thx!wow good to know it’s competitive! So how BB knows ones math background? By the resume or internal interview? If I could pass this ML bootcamp, does that mean I could have better chance to enroll in ML team?
      Mar 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Yes. By your answers on the application. And yes
      Mar 22
  • BlackRock plshelp1
    Tc?
    Mar 21 2
    • Amazon cLdC56
      OP
      Just standard BB package for new grad
      Mar 21
    • Bloomberg SlayerOne
      What is it. Numbers please
      Mar 21
  • Sina.com / Eng
    WLB

    Sina.com Eng

    PRE
    Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
    BIO
    Software Engineer and former phd candidate in biophysics
    WLBmore
    doesn't make any difference. all tracks require lc.
    Mar 21 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Not if you already have an offer. For new grads, team match happens after you join
      Mar 21
    • Amazon cLdC56
      OP
      Wait, for data scientist, lc shouldn't be that important, I guess? ML/ statistics, even product matters more?
      Mar 21

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees