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As one of the largest asset managers, Blackrock needs to be careful around how it enters and exits investments so as not to move the market or erode its alpha. BlackRock also needs to have tools to manage the increasing size and scale of our trades effectively. It also needs to apply electronic trading to markets where it's not yet prevalent. Blackrock's answer to this problem is its unique Electronic Trading team and its implementation of electronic trading strategies.
We use a highly customized version of a third-party vendor product to implement trading signals and strategies for the Equity and Fixed Income/FX trading teams. This is a high profile group where we are in a position to directly impact the performance of our funds by providing tools for traders to make intelligent decisions on trade timing and strategies. Working market hours and sitting on the trading floor, Electronic Trading team members are very close to the excitement of the markets.
We are seeking a new member to join the Electronic Trading team to not only help us support and enhance our electronic trading application, but also to continue to develop innovative tools for our traders. We are looking to expand across additional asset classes as well as expanding the depth of our analytics. The job requires a strong technical background as well as a basic understanding of financial markets. The role reports to the Director of the team.
Collaborate with traders to improve trading ecosystem by coming up with creative ideas and discussing new feature requests, issues and resolution etc
Manage project's priorities, deadlines and deliverables and trading desks' expectation
Work with global teams to design, develop, and integrate trading analytics, and real-time trading tools into the electronic trading platform
Provide real-time support for our real time electronic trading platform for equities, futures, and FX
Design and implement test plan, debugging and defining corrective actions for our tools.
Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks around support, testing and development effort
Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems & information retrieval
Proficiency with object-oriented and/or functional programming languages such as Java/C++/Python/Scala
Strong knowledge in Linux/Unix, Perl, Shell Scripting and databases
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with "big data" environments a plus
Experience building stream based analytics using as Spark or Kafka Streaming a plus
Experience with FIX protocol desirable
Basic understanding of financial markets for FX, Equities, Futures
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.