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!
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
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
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.
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.
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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.