Alternatives Space: Full Stack Java Software Engineer (Angular / Spring / SQL / Javascript / Html5 / Css3)

Blackrock, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 days ago

Description

About this role

At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

With over USD $7 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

Being a developer at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and also being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

What is Aladdin and the Aladdin Product Group (APG)?

You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally and externally by many financial institutions. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

Our development team's sit inside APG. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!

The Alternatives Systems (AS) group is APG's newest department. Created in 2018, our team of 50 was recently joined by our eFront colleagues, and we're all collaborating to develop a first-to-market and best-in-class platform for private market investments. Our varied and ambitious projects are currently focused on enabling the "Whole Portfolio View": the ability to seamlessly see Public and Private investments side-by-side and leverage Aladdin's capabilities for Alts. The Whole Portfolio View is just one of many initiatives we're spearheading to advance the firm's strategic priorities in Alts and to give joint eFront and Aladdin clients an integrated and powerful platform unlike any the industry has seen.

If you're interested in using a modern tech stack to thoughtfully design, prototype, and iterate solutions in an inclusive and innovative cultural environment, come join us!

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate: you will participate in sprints, in demos, and share knowledge in the global team

  • Quality code: help write high-quality code across the full-stack to drive the product forward

  • Continuous improvement: you will review pull requests and give feedback to help the team grow

  • Team first: feel a part of an outstanding team through collaboration with tech leads to make stack and architecture decisions, and by bringing a diverse opinion to the discussion

  • Grow: be better every single day, through bringing your whole self to work, and being you

  • Provide impact and expertise as a individual contributor in building various capabilities of the Alternatives platform

  • Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks

  • Be a leader with vision and a partner in brainstorming solutions for team productivity, efficiency, training and motivating developers, and hiring new developers

Qualifications

  • 3+ years hands-on experience in Java.

  • Experience in building an Alternatives System Platform is ideal

  • Understanding of relational databases is a must

  • Strong analytical and software architecture design skills with an emphasis on test driven development.

  • Project experience with:

  • Full-stack experience, architecture expertise and DevOps by default

  • Cassandra, Sybase or document based database technologies

  • HTML5, Angular, CSS and JavaScript technologies

  • Hadoop or other map/reduce technology

  • K8s, docker and cloud proficient

  • Project and issue tracking systems, ideally JIRA/Atlassian/GitLab

  • Effective communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are required

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or engineering preferred.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock |

Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.


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