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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 outstanding skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual. 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.
We are seeking an ambitious individual to join the Research and Analytics team within iShares. We are a community of finance professionals, researchers, quants, computer scientists, user experience designers, and data analytics engineers. Our unique team structure enables us to go from idea to product completely within one team. The team is highly sought after to solve data and analytically-intensive challenges and present them in intuitive and visually compelling ways. Given the complex nature of our business, we value open communication and eagerness to learn.
What makes us special as a company
Our mission statement: help more and more people experience financial well-being, allowing them to have better health, education, and retirement.
As the biggest asset manager, we are among the top companies globally with a highly secure and established financial pedigree.
Our global team is growing dynamically so there are always new opportunities.
BlackRock is socially responsible! BlackRock is leading the push for a more climate-conscious, sustainable & ethical approach to corporate governance, products & investing.
BlackRock is a FinTech company with an equal emphasis on technology and finance.
There are a lot of perks, e.g. unlimited holiday, free access to learning sites, a stipend to undertake training.
Compared to many big companies, employees enjoy more freedom to give input, make decisions and express their opinion, regardless of your level.
What makes us special as a team We are free to choose our tools and technologies. We use open-source, industry-standard, up-to-date technologies. We sit in the business and are valued partners. We own the value chain, delivering projects end-to-end, including the creative process, requirements, planning, architecting and coding. We can deliver the complete solution because we have the frontend, backend, data engineers, quants and UX/UI designers. We are passionate about our profession. We keep learning and sharing our knowledge internally and externally.
You should be
Curious about your profession. Keen to learn and keep up to date.
Keen to deliver business value and doing technologically cool things that serve a proven purpose.
Someone who loves to mentor and guide your more junior colleagues.
Taking full ownership of the end product, not just doing what you are told.
High attention to quality, may it be code, design, code review.
Thinking about the big picture including user experience, business analysis, DevOps.
Key Responsibilities for Backend Engineer
Collaborate with other software engineers to design and implement our next-generation high availability, scalable cloud platform.
Work with the DevOps team to design the consistent, scalable automated deployment of our production environment
Drive key backend technology stack and implementation decisions
Collaborate with researchers to build analytics.
Mentoring team members to build strengths in architecture, standards development and recommended practices
Participate in team's Agile Iteration/ Scrum Sprint process
Coordinate with other team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment - San Francisco, London, New York, and Budapest
Strong programming skills with at least 8 years of experience in Java.
Proficient in UNIX command-line tools.
Strong database experience.
Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions.
Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development.
Experience with setup continuous integration and continuous delivery automation for containerize service
Proficient in Python, Golang
Production experience with Redis, Spring boot, Spring batch, REST Web service; Kafka, NoSQL
Financial knowledge and/or interest is strongly recommended
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. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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.