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Richa Richa, Software Developer in London, United Kingdom
Richa Richa

Software Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since February 28, 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.
Richa is now available for hire



  • Linux, 8 years
  • C++, 8 years
  • GDB, 8 years
  • C, 8 years
  • Standard Template Library (STL), 8 years
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
London, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

Linux, Windows

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.


  • Software Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    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: C++, C, MFC, Windows, JavaScript
  • System Developer

    2013 - 2013
    • 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: C++, C, JavaScript, SQL, XML, LuaScript
  • Software Developer

    2009 - 2012
    • 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: C++, C, Linux, Shell Scripting
  • Financial Software Developer

    2008 - 2009
    • 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: C++, C, Oracle, Linux, Rapid
  • Senior Software Developer

    2005 - 2008
    • 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: C++, C, Linux, Perl, Verilog, VHDL, Shell Scripting


  • Project empowering work of reporters and editors: Real time selection of most popular news (Development)

    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.


  • Languages

    C, C++, SQL, JavaScript, Perl, Bash Script
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    GDB, Microsoft Visual Studio, Valgrind
  • Platforms

    Linux, Windows, Solaris, Unix, Oracle
  • Other

    Software Development, Freelance
  • Frameworks

  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server


  • Bachelor's of Engineering (First Class) degree in Computer Science Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    Delhi University - New Delhi
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