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Business Unit Overview: BlackRock's ETFs and Index Investments (EII) team manages more than $3.2 trillion in global index equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs. The group offers index equity investors one of the industry's broadest arrays of investment choices. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.
Job Purpose/Background: The Investment Platform team within EII is seeking to expand in order to improve business efficiency and scalability. This business-side role entails working with Portfolio Engineers, other members of the Investment Platform team and the BlackRock technology teams, in order to build a best-in-class investment platform. The person filling this role will facilitate the development and maintenance of portfolio engineering systems for index investment processes.
A successful candidate will be able to understand the index equity portfolio construction process and will be able to reliably build and deliver working code that both serves the immediate need and is robust and extensible enough to evolve and support scale as our business grows.
Implement a leading-edge platform, primarily in Python, for the development, deployment, maintenance and monitoring of investment systems
Identify, and implement, opportunities for improvement of operational processes
Understand the BlackRock technology platform and integrate the investment platform into it
Work with BlackRock technology teams that support EII, to ensure that they understand our requirements and build well-suited tools
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in computer science/engineering/quantitative field with strong computing skills
Experience in object-oriented multithreaded programming
Exceptional technical and programming skills in Python (preferred), Java, C++
Experience with SDLC including agile development methodologies, test-driven development, code versioning tools and continuous integration
Experience specifying unit tests and system tests
Experience writing functional and technical specification documents
Experience working with database and related technologies
Experience working in trading or finance related fields, with experience of software and platform development
Experience with large data sets and statistical processing is a plus
Excellent analytical, problem solving and project management skills
Excellent team player with high level of motivation and inquisitiveness; comfort with ambiguity
Effective communication skills
High level of self-motivation with ability to own and drive multiple projects at once
High degree of professional integrity, discretion and judgement
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.