About this role
Being a developer at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.
The position is for a Software Engineer within the Investment Systems Development team. Investment Systems is a team within the Aladdin Product Group and are responsible for technology utilized by Researchers, Portfolio Managers, Traders, Risk Managers, Compliance Officers and Investment Operations.
The Investment Systems Shared Services team is responsible for common core infrastructure required to support Investment Systems on the Aladdin platform. The team has a focus on building high performance shared infrastructure to expose Investments-oriented capability through interfaces and services. In addition, the team is in the process of building out the next generation position data service on a distributed query and computation platform utilizing technologies such as Apache Ignite.
Curious and eager to learn new things, with a healthy disrespect for the status quo
Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them
Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do
Data-focused, with an eye for the details that matter to solve the problem
Passionate about building quality software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow
Building solutions for BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology
Developing in Java, Python, Cassandra, Kafka, Apache Ignite, and many others
Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community
Writing testable software every day, with a focus on incremental innovation
3+ years hands-on experience developing complex enterprise software systems.
BA/BS in Computer Science from an accredited university
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
An ability to translate real business problems into technical solutions
A track record of forging strong relationships and building trusted partnerships through open dialogue and continuous delivery
Knowledge and experience adhering to software development life cycle best practices including test driven development (TDD), unit testing discipline, agile development and CI/CD strategies.
Experience working with teams across different time-zones and countries
Strong OO skills and design patterns knowledge and implementation experience using one or more object-oriented languages (e.g. Java, C/C++, Python)
Advanced knowledge and experience developing and working with relational databases (e.g. MySQL, Sybase)
Experience building cloud-native applications is a plus
Experience developing large-scale distributed software systems and streaming systems using open source distributed frameworks (e.g. Apache Ignite) is a plus
Experience developing using NoSQL and distributed storage technologies (e.g. Cassandra, HBase) is a plus
Want to learn more?
For 30 years, to drive innovation, BlackRock has bought great minds together. From the very beginning technology was leveraged for insight and efficiency to help our businesses better understand their client's objectives. BlackRock is accelerating innovation and technology to invest even more in our Aladdin platform and looking for people with a passion for technology and a love of solving complex problems to join our teams.
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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 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.