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Associate, Full-Stack Engineer



Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

About this role

Data is at the heart of Aladdin and increasingly the ability to consume, store, analyze and gain insight from data has become a key component of our competitive advantage. The Aladdin Data team is responsible for the data ecosystem within BlackRock. Our goal is to build and maintain a leading-edge data platform that provides highly available, consistent data of the highest quality for all users of the platform, notably investors, operations teams and data scientists. We focus on evolving our platform to deliver exponential scale to the firm, powering the future growth of Aladdin.

Aladdin Data Engineers at BlackRock get to experience working at one of the most recognized financial companies in the world while being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technologies and solutions. Our engineers design and build large scale data storage, computation and distribution systems. They partner with data and analytics experts to deliver high quality analytical and derived data to our consumers.

Role Description:

We are looking for experienced full-stack engineers with a focus on front-end development. If you are passionate about harnessing the latest web technologies to build sleek user interfaces that deliver seamless and connected user experiences, then this could be the right next career move for you.

As a full-stack Engineer, you will work closely with a team of elite developers within the Aladdin Studio Data Experience team. Every day you will utilize cutting-edge technologies to build the next generation of financial technology applications. Ideally, you will be someone who loves to operate at the intersection of technology and design; with demonstrable skill in partnering with product managers, designers, and other engineers to develop a suite of tools that our clients can use to both access and innovate with financial data from research through to production. With a growing demand to build out custom, bespoke workflows, the team’s goal is to provide users with a seamless, tailored experience across a number of priority workflows; including (but not limited to) manipulating financial data for official reporting, developing models that will inform trading and investment decisions, and automating everyday financial and operational tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of engineers to build out modern and elegant frontend tools, partnering with the UX and product teams to understand and influence the product roadmap.

  • Ensure code quality and interface reliability by adhering to internal standards and thoroughly testing applications.

  • Find opportunities to improve the accessibility, performance, and stability of our interfaces.

  • Mentor team members on forward-thinking approaches to front-end development, testing standards, and implementing a DevOps approach.

  • Deliver all software via Agile methodologies and take an active role in Scrum-based ceremonies.

  • Collaborate with the data, compute, cloud, and API teams across the broader Aladdin Studio engineering community to optimize value and meet our timelines.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject area.

  • 4+ years’ experience building user interface components using a modern web stack (e.g., React, Angular, Vue, etc.), preferably using React and TypeScript.

  • 4+ years’ hands-on experience developing complex enterprise software systems.

  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming skills and experience (e.g., Golang, Python, Java, etc.).

  • Strong experience with Open Source technology stack

  • Experience with relational database and NoSQL Database (e.g. Apache Cassandra)

  • Experience working with varied data platforms including relational, key-value and index-based tools.

  • Passion for driving continuous refinement in architecture, testing, and version control.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Experience with data discovery/ governance and scale data tools (esp. Snowflake) is a plus.

Nice to have:

  • Open source publish-subscribe frameworks like Apache Kafka

  • Experience with cloud native development (Kubernetes, Docker) and Cloud Platform like Microsoft Azure

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.