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Investing Platform Developer, Associate



Software Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

About this role

The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock’s index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and innovative alpha insights. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Currently, MASS handles over $1 trillion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London, Asia Pacific region, and a growing team in Budapest.

MASS is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are passionate about creating and promoting an environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that diversity brings to the success of our business.

Role Overview

The MASS portfolio management team is seeking a high-energy, motivated individual with proven technical background to drive development of our Python-based investment platform. At the intersection of technology and asset management, the systems and platform you build will drive investment results across thousands of clients in our Model Portfolios business, one of the most significant evolutions in the Wealth Management industry over the last decade and a growth driver within MASS and BlackRock.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with BlackRock’s wider tech platform and Aladdin engineering teams to integrate new developments and data via APIs and SQL queries

  • Collaborate with portfolio managers to translate investment workflows into scalable technology solutions to mitigate risk and improve efficiency

  • Maintain and evolve existing applications including deployment, documentation, testing, and coding standards

  • Build processes to solve investment challenges and integrate them with existing BlackRock infrastructure (i.e. Aladdin)

Key Qualifications

  • Desire to drive innovative investing solutions and to challenge the status quo

  • Strong design patterns knowledge and implementation experience using one or more objected-oriented languages (e.g. Python, Java, C/C++)

  • Solid knowledge on web development and strong exposure to front-end frameworks such as Angular (preferred) or React.

  • Familiarity with git

  • Knowledge of relational databases

  • BS in computer science or similar

Desirable Qualifications

  • Understanding of financial market and portfolio management concepts

  • Experience with Python packages/frameworks (Pandas, Django, Flask)

  • Experience building financial applications

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience

For California only the salary range for this position is $118,750 – $140,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

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 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.