About this role
At Blackrock, we are looking for Senior Software Engineers who are interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets.
Folks who like working at the speed of a startup, and tackling some of the world’s most interesting challenges, who like to innovate and solve complex problems.
We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.
Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?
We invest and protect over $7 trillion (USD) of assets and have an extraordinary responsibility to our clients all over the world.
Our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.
Being a technologist 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.
This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies.
The position is for a Vice President within the Investment Systems and Trading Development team. Investment Systems and Trading 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.
You are :
Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do
Curious and eager to learn new things, and willing to challenge the status quo
Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others
Data and quality focused, with an eye for the details that make great solutions
You sometimes make mistakes, but always willing to learn from them
Experienced working in either Portfolio Management or Investment Research Management
Knowledgeable in Trading, Equity, FI, OTC, Exchange Traded Derivatives, Corporate Actions, Prime Brokerage, Compliance and long / short strategies and cash reinvestment
We are :
Passionate about building quality software and scalable technology to meet the needs of tomorrow
Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology
We have strong Java expertise and also work with a range of technologies such as Azure cloud, Kafka, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes, Angular and many others
Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community
Writing testable software every day, with a focus on agile innovation
We value : Work-Life Balance
Hands-on technical skills and leadership
Small teams with highly effective technologists
Team work, open dialogue, and challenge of the status quo
Quality Products, Time to Market, and building infrastructure to help us do both
The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on senior software developer to work on an exciting strategic product to expand our Aladdin Platform and possibly lead a team of few smart technical professionals.
Working with a globally distributed team and be a part of an outstanding group of engineers setting, evolving the technology direction of our upcoming suit of applications for Portfolio Management.
Passionate about multiple aspects of enterprise software development Performance, Scale, Resilience, Usability and Maintainability.
As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged and empowered to bring your ideas forward to help shape the technical solutions.
Making you become a strong member of our globally distributed and diverse team. You also have the opportunity to present your innovative ideas to leaders across the firm.
This position will give you immense exposure and training in some of the latest technologies, such as Angular, Ignite, APIs, gRPC, Proto-buffs, Spring, Azure Dev Ops, Node.
JS, Cassandra and more. The role will also afford the chance to learn about the financial industry and the exciting world of investing and portfolio management.
Responsibilities include :
Develop and maintain investment functionality used by portfolio managers
Help design and build the next generation of the world best investment platform
Contribute to an agile development team working with designers, analysts, users and leads
Apply quality software engineering practices through all phases of development and into production
Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.
Ensure resilience and stability through quality code reviews, unit, regression and user acceptance testing, dev ops and level two production support.
Nurture the talent around you and lead by example.
Being at a senior position, people would look up to you and you would be responsible for driving an inclusive and competitive culture in the team.
Experience and Qualifications :
10+ years hands-on experience developing complex enterprise software systems.
Strong foundation in Java and related technologies
Experience distributed computing technologies (such as Apache Ignite) & scripting languages (such as python).
B.E. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field of study
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
Expertise working with project managers, technical leads and analysts across the SDLC lifecycle; understand systems requirements, design, development, testing, deployment and documentation
Nice to have :
Some experience or a real interest in finance, investment or portfolio management processes
Experience working in an agile development team or on opensource development projects
Experience with SQL or Apache Cassandra Database or Apache Ignite.
Experience with Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.