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BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. 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 March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
Business Unit Overview:
The Financial Modeling Group (FMG) is responsible for the research and development of financial models underpinning the risk management and relative value analytics produced at BlackRock. The group also contributes to the infrastructure platform for the production of analytics and the delivery of analytic content to portfolio and risk management professionals both within and outside BlackRock. Given the diversity of business objectives among BlackRock Solutions clients and within BlackRock itself the models developed and supported by the Financial Modeling Group span a wide array of financial products, ranging from equity to fixed income to derivatives. In addition, members of FMG seek to provide analysis and insight on many different levels from analysis of the cash flows of a single bond to the overall financial risk associated with an entire portfolio, enterprise or balance sheet.
The successful candidate will lead the design and development of analytical models and methodologies used in investment process and portfolio risk management as well as maintain and support existing models and applications. We offer a dynamic, team-oriented environment with tremendous learning and growth potential.
Interacting with product managers and internal clients to specify and design new functionality
Empirical finance research using different econometric techniques
Implementation of solutions using R/Perl/Python/sql, and other software development tools
Deploying models into production ensuring that they are efficient and robust
Documentation and validation of models and processes
Investigation and resolution of client issues under time constraints
Help to maintain and support our existing models and processes
Skills & Qualifications:
3-4 years of experience in quantitative/statistical modeling
Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline – Master in Finance/Economics/Statistics/Financial Engineering/Math Finance, etc
Knowledge of investments, portfolio management, and financial econometrics and empirical asset pricing
Experience with analyzing data and various machine learning algorithms.
Hands-on experience with statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, S-PLUS, MATLAB) and strong background in programming
Exposure to scripting technologies like PERL/Python
Prior work experience in financial modeling (e.g. risk models, analytics) or data science is a strong plus
Strong desire to apply quantatative skills to address financial problems and issues that BlackRock encounters in the course of business
Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and strong work ethics
Possess a positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Possesses excellent communication and presentation skills
Possesses excellent creative and analytical skills
Organized in carrying out the responsibilities, possess strong time management skills and should be high on focus
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.
Internal Number: 5891332
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