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 Trading & Liquidity team within Aladdin Product Group is responsible for designing, development and support of software used by BlackRock and BlackRock Solution clients for all trading workflows. The team's responsibilities include order management, execution management, pre and post trade analytics, algorithmic trading and liquidity discovery. The team focuses on delivering best-in-class enterprise trading solution for all financial products on one global real-time platform. We are a global team with people based in New York, London, San Francisco, Gurgaon and Budapest.
The Aladdin Trading System consists of applications built using a micro-services architecture and utilizes technologies like Apache Cassandra, a highly available NoSQL database, Apache Zookeeper, a distributed coordinator and Spark Streaming for its rule engine.
Work with global team to design, develop, and integrate trading functionality into our trading platform
Collaborate with traders and product managers to improve our trading ecosystem by coming up with creative ideas and discussing feature requests, issues, and resolution
Be involved in entire life cycle of project, from design to development and deployment. Work with traders to assess impact and usability as a feedback loop to continuing to improve functionality.
Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks around support, testing, development effort
Significant experience designing and developing highly reliable and scalable multi-threaded and complex event processing architectures from the ground up
Hands on development and technical experience building out highly configurable and performant FIX and custom API connectivity
5+ years' experience maintaining/enhancing Order Management System
Experience building highly distributed, performant, and scalable global market data platforms
Experience building distributed core trading platform libraries, services, and support tools used by internal and external clients
Experience and familiarity with latest performance techniques in Java/JVM/C++: low/no GC, off-heap caching, kernel bypass, cache locality, CPU pinning, Linux customizations, etc
Experience debugging and analyzing software and making changes and architecture recommendations to improve performance, scalability, and reliability
Experience working with multiple Middleware SOA libraries and architectures
Demonstrates expert knowledge of internal workings of Java or C++, TCP, and Multicast
Experience designing and implementing trading algorithms a plus
Experience building or integrating with streaming cache services
Strong experience with regression/unit/integration testing
Expert experience with performance
Strong analytical and software architecture design skills with an emphasis on test driven development are required.
Intermediate knowledge of relational databases
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Intermediate/Expert understanding of financial markets for FX, Equities, Futures
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. 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.