2021 Summer Internship: Desktop Build Group

Bloomberg LP · Competitive · London (central)

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What is our culture?

Bloomberg is the world's primary distributor of financial data and a top news provider. Our customers around the world rely on us to deliver accurate, real-time business and market information that helps them make important financial decisions. At Bloomberg, we are guided by four core values that are the foundation of our continued success: innovation, collaboration, customer service and doing the right thing.


What is Desktop Build Group?

The Desktop Build Group works closely with Bloomberg's Sales and Product departments to increase clients' dependency on our terminals by creating desktop solutions. Historically, our offerings revolved around our Excel APIs, however in the last few years the team has leaned towards a new, more powerful product: an internally developed Quant platform that combines Python, a programmatic language and the Bloomberg database. 

On top of building solutions, Desktop Build Group influences the enhancement of the product and meets with major market players in finance to gather improvement insights. The projects and daily tasks vary over time: they include conquering market share by migrating client’s workflow from competitors to Bloomberg, building bespoke solutions to fill specific product gaps in the Terminal, or promoting the python Quant platform to clients.

What you will be doing?

Big data is one of the hottest topics in Finance. In this role, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical skills on our innovative tool, the python Quant platform. Candidates with SQL and Java skills will gain an overview of our worldwide activity (closed and upcoming deals) from a management perspective, when enhancing our Sales reporting dashboard. You will be part of a supportive and dynamic team with an entrepreneurial mind, assessing product performances against business needs to drive future developments.

As you will have exposure to clients, programming, and product, in particular the python Quant platform, a success in the role can open many doors in different career paths at Bloomberg. 

You will spend times in different departments across the company during your internship and we envisage your full time career starting in the Analytics department before moving to the Desktop Build Team. 

You should be keen to start a full time role in the Analytics role in order to be eligible for the Desktop Build Internship Programme.


What we need:

  • Working towards a Degree in Finance or STEM subjects with a strong demonstrable interest in Finance and Programming;
  • The ability to join us for a full-time Graduate role in 2021 or 2022 – you must have completed all studies including any post-graduate studies you have planned;
  • Knowledge of Python with a drive to improve your skills; skills in Excel, VBA, Java, SQL are appreciated;
  • Ability to demonstrate autonomy and ownership, while evolving in a team environment;
  • Good verbal, presentation, and written communication skills as you work across departments and speak to clients;
  • A strong analytical mind and a thirst for making impact.


We'd love to see:

  • The ability to speak another European language in addition to English

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