Vice President, Digital Engineering
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.
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 several 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.
Studio Engineers are expected to be involved from inception of projects, understand requirements, architect, develop, deploy, and maintain studio products and services. Typically, they work in a multi-disciplinary squad (we follow Agile!) which involves partnering with program and product managers to expand product offering based on business demands. Design is an iterative process, whether for UX, services or infrastructure. Our goal is to drive up user engagement and adoption of the platform while constantly working towards modernizing and improving platform performance and scalability.
Deployment and maintenance require close interaction with various teams. This requires maintaining a positive and collaborative working relationship with teams within Studio as well as with wider Aladdin developer community. Production support for applications is usually required for issues that cannot be resolved by operations team. Creative and inventive problem-solving skills for reduced turnaround times are highly valued.
Preparing user documentation to maintain both development and operations continuity is integral to the role. Adhering to BlackRock's UX and design standards is expected and contributing towards upkeep of those standards is encouraged.
Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject area.
At least 10+ years’ experience delivering medium to large scale enterprise solutions.
Must have experience architecting and building scalable distributed applications.
Must have experience managing and leading an efficient and productive team to deliver products abiding to the timelines.
Experience in Java, React & TypeScript, SQL, Linux is a must.
Experience with Event Driven Architecture, Micro Services and Cloud technologies.
Experience / Familiarity with object-oriented design patterns
Experience with dev ops tools like Git, Maven, Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Azure DevOps
Experience with Agile development concepts and related tools
Experience working with a global team across multiple time zones.
Ability to trouble shoot and fix performance issues across the codebase and database queries.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Passion for learning and implementing new technologies
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.
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.
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.