Full Stack Developer, Associate
Description About this role
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As at 31 December 2020, BlackRock's assets under management totalled US$8.68 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock . What is Aladdin?
The Aladdin® product unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time at every step in the investment process. Aladdin enables organizations to communicate better, work smarter, see clearer, and move faster in a changing landscape.Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide. About the Team
B lackRock's Aladdin Wealth Technology organization within BlackRock Solutions (BRS) is at the center of cutting-edge technologies that serve financial advisors and investors. Aladdin Wealth Technology (AWT) partner with wealth managers to enhance their value proposition to their end clients, create rigor and scale in their investment process, and grow their businesses in a differentiated way. AWT is comprised of enterprise products (Aladdin Wealth and FutureAdvisor), and digital distribution offerings (Advisor Center and iRetire), as well as BlackRock's stakes in partner firms like iCapital, Scalable Capital, Acorns and Envestnet.
We are under the Aladdin Wealth Enterprise
(AWE) business unit. We are a fast-growing FinTech business and our mission is to demonstrate the power of BlackRock's data, scale, and financial models to give financial advisors the edge they need to build better portfolios and deliver better outcomes to their end customers.
This product is highly scalable and capable of processing and displaying analytics for millions of retail customer portfolios. Our team is responsible for the full stack of software that comprises the AWE product, including data processing pipeline, portfolio analytics calculator, proposal optimization engine, API servers, BI data warehouse, and the client-facing front-end applications. About the Position
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 unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.
With over USD $8 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.
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.
Job Purpose / Background:
We are an outstanding group of engineers that are passionate about all aspects of enterprise software development.
You are an ambitious software engineer that can independently develop and deploy high scale end-to-end applications and have the ability to contribute to a tight-knit team. You also have a good understanding of how the web works. Members of our team are encouraged to bring ideas to help shape our technical solutions forward and to communicate those ideas to senior leaders.
Beyond engineering, you will have a strong desire to learn the business context of your projects, so you can quickly contribute to solving problems and driving decisions to engage, learn, drive and deliver change on a global scale!
- Architect, develop, deploy, and maintain fast and scalable web front-ends, services, API and business processes that drive the investment management process for our clients
- Partner closely with Product Management and external client relationship management teams to improve the product offering and drive up user engagement and adoption
- Beyond engineering, a successful candidate will always strive to learn the business context of their projects to quickly play a leading role in solving problems and driving decisions
- Continually improve the reliability, stability, and performance of our services layer and operational processes
- BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years of professional software development experience in an Agile SDLC.
- Proficiency with a broad spectrum of object-oriented programming, algorithms, data structures and design patterns.
- Strong communicator, both written and verbal
- Ability to work in a global team-environment and able to work independently with minimal direction when appropriate
- Experience in the financial industry or knowledge of financial products/markets is a plus
- Experience with standard slate of front-end web technologies, including CSS3, HTML5, Chrome Debugger, npm
- Experience in web developing a back-end, especially in a JVM-based language like Java, Kotlin, or equivalent OOP.
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. 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 careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @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.
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.