Richa Richa, Developer in London, United Kingdom

Richa Richa

Software Developer

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
April 23, 2014

Richa is an expert engineeer, developer, and designer with more than 8 years of industry experience across multiple domains of finance, telecommunications, and electronic design automation (EDA). She has extensive experience in providing solutions to complex problems.

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Ionic Information
JavaScript, Windows, Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), C, C++
Lua, XML, SQL, JavaScript, C, C++
Shell Scripting, Linux, C, C++


C++ - 8 yearsGDB - 8 yearsC - 8 yearsStandard Template Library (STL) - 8 yearsMicrosoft Visual Studio - 8 yearsLinux - 8 yearsJavaScript - 5 years


London, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is an application for the Bloomberg news terminal displaying the most popular news stories over a variable span of time.

Work Experience

2014 - PRESENT

Software Developer

Ionic Information
  • Worked on financial analysis software.
  • Refactor the code to enhance readability, maintainability and efficiency of the code.
  • Redesigned some data structures in code to improve performance.
  • Worked extensively on GUI designing.
  • Implemented from scratch classes to cache data, singly-linked list.
Technologies: JavaScript, Windows, Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), C, C++
2013 - 2013

System Developer

  • Led a team of four developers working on call handling software.
  • Developed features to appropriately route incoming and outgoing calls by parsing rules from a database, using MS SQL, XML, and JavaScript.
  • Developed IVR for voicemail (an automated menu system to manage voicemail).
  • Developed a hunt group designed to call a team with configurable features.
  • Reported directly to CTO.
Technologies: Lua, XML, SQL, JavaScript, C, C++
2009 - 2012

Software Developer

  • Worked in the development team to develop and support trading applications.
  • Developed exchange connectivity software for retrieving/processing of exchange data feeds. Worked on processing book/position PNL using C++, C, on Linux platform.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained applications to capture live prices and static data from an exchange (price interface) and also to place and maintain trade orders (order interface) from the exchange for our trading teams.
  • Worked on most exchange data technologies including Fix Protocol, Fix & Fast, Fast Decoder, Binary Protocol, EBS (Enhanced Broadcast Solution), and ETS (Enhanced Transaction Solution) by working on upgrades of Eurex, CME/Globex, Liffe, Xetra, GS, JPM, and Barx.
Technologies: Shell Scripting, Linux, C, C++
2008 - 2009

Financial Software Developer

  • Worked for the development of news and media applications empowering the work of editors and reporters.
  • Worked on implementing a news dashboard for a Bloomberg terminal. Provided the stories, companies, and topics that have been most read over a running span of time (last 1min/3min/5min). Involved working with a database (Oracle) through C++ to organize and auto-cache news (using multithreading) displayed quickly on the UI.
  • Built small analytic tools and software applications using C++, Rapid, and databases (Oracle / ComDB) for Bloomberg Terminal.
Technologies: RAPID, Linux, Oracle, C, C++
2005 - 2008

Senior Software Developer

  • Developed and supported tools used for chip design, implementation, verification, power optimization, and testing. Worked for leading electronics organizations like Texas Instrumentation, ST Microelectronics, Nokia, Intel, NEC, and NVIDIA using C, C++, and Perl.
  • Enhanced a live power management tool for the circuit simulated in HDL (Hardware Descriptive Languages, Verilog & VHDL) using C/C++.
  • Enhanced Spyglass by implementing rules for checking bit array violations and self determined expression in code.
  • Implemented checks for coding style and naming conventions in the HDL code. Implemented the rules and constraints on the synthesis of design in C/C++.
Technologies: Shell Scripting, VHDL, Verilog, Perl, Linux, C, C++


Project empowering work of reporters and editors: Real time selection of most popular news

Worked on implementing a news dashboard for Bloomberg Terminal. The project provided stories, companies, and topics that have been read most over a running span of time (last 1min/3min/5min). The project involved working with a database (Oracle) through C++ to organize and auto-cache news (using multithreading) that is then displayed quickly on a UI.



C, C++, SQL, JavaScript, Perl, Bash Script, XML, Lua, RAPID, Verilog, VHDL


Standard Template Library (STL), Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)


GDB, Microsoft Visual Studio, Valgrind


Linux, Windows, Solaris, Unix, Oracle


Software Development, Freelancing, Shell Scripting




Microsoft SQL Server


2001 - 2005

Bachelor's of Engineering (First Class) Degree in Computer Science Engineering

Delhi University - New Delhi