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. Your Team
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 position is for a Senior Web 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. More specifically the role is in the team that works alongside BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) group, building client solutions. FMA provides counsel to financial institutions, regulators, and government entities on their most critical and often most complex financial issues.
Your Role and Impact
You are a developer who is passionate about technology and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. A developer who works with new technology in your spare time seeking ways to apply incremental innovation to the enterprise at scale and pays close attention to every little detail.
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, Angular, and many others
Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community
Writing testable software every day, with a focus on incremental innovation
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
Experience building UI components using latest in web technologies (e.g. Angular, React, NGRX) and languages (e.g. TypeScript)
Strong OO skills and design patterns knowledge and implementation experience using one or more object-oriented languages (e.g. Java, C/C++, Python)
2+ 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
Our benefits 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.
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, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | 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.