Vice President, Data & AI Program Management Manager - Edinburgh based Vice President, Data & AI Program Management  …

BlackRock
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
BlackRock
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Vice President, Data & AI Program Management Manager - Edinburgh based
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About this role

About the role

When BlackRock was started in 1988, its founders envisioned a company that combined the best of financial services with powered by technology. BlackRock has become a FinTech platform in the years since - for investment management and technology services for thousands of users around the world. Data is at the heart of everything we do. We are responsible for building and maintaining a cutting-edge data platform that provides quality data for to all users of the Aladdin platform, including investors, operations staff, data scientists, other applications and engineers.

Organizational Overview

Data is at the core of the Aladdin platform and our ability to consume, store, analyze and gain insight from data is a key component of our competitive advantage. Our goal is to provide highly available, consistent, high quality data to our clients, while evolving our platform to enable growth at scale. We are driving a major transformation of the entire data supply chain for the firm, while operating the existing pipeline. We face daunting challenges in aligning decisions in both data operations and technology across the firm so that we can design, develop, and deploy the new platform without a hitch. To accomplish this, we have created a portfolio of programs. Some programs own elements of the data supply chain, others own functions that span the entire supply chain. The programs intersect at specific points but are designed to work in parallel and independently deliver incremental benefit to clients and the firm. All programs follow our "One Program" principle: there is one and only one program for the data supply chain, and it covers the scope of process and technology holistically. Program participants may belong to different organizations, but they speak with one voice and coordinate work via one program.

Program Manager Role Overview

The Program Manager is responsible for one or more programs in the portfolio. He or she provides: 1) program leadership; 2) strategic planning; 3) structure for workstreams; 4) steering committee updates; 5) program management - all within an agile development framework that spans operations and engineering as well as adjacencies such as the Aladdin product group, risk, quantitative modeling, and data science teams. All participants in the program are seconded to the program and are under the direction of the program manager for program-related work.

The domain is complex. The program manager is responsible for crafting a path from requirements to deployment that realizes benefits with minimal disruption to clients and internal consumers. Successful program managers will be able to break down complex decisions into a series of steps and move the organization through those steps to reach a consensus. They will need to harness not only their core program management skills but knowledge of data management, technology development, operational improvement, and financial asset management as well as the ability to communicate clear in writing and in speech to all levels of the organizations.

Desirable Skills / Qualities


  • A passion for high quality, efficient solutions

  • Strong leadership skills marked by a facilitatory style (possibly learned from management consulting)

  • A sharp analytical mind that can question standard wisdom when it differs from core principles central to program success

  • Demonstrated success in structuring and driving a transformative program at scale

  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)

  • Significant exposure to at least one of financial services, data management, or software development

  • Knowledge of agile development a plus


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.

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.
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