Data Engineer, Associate, Aladdin Product Group Data Engineer, Associate, Aladdin Product Group …

BlackRock
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
BlackRock
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Data Engineer, Associate, Aladdin Product Group
Description

About this role

Your Team

The Alpha Gen Technology & Investor Data group (AGT-ID) helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market leading performance (alpha) to their clients. We partner with investment researchers to unlock data & develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios. We are building a cloud scale data analytics platform to accelerate onboarding of all types of data and drive next-generation analytics of our investment teams. The team has a global footprint with presence across Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Budapest, London and San Francisco. Our investment partners include Active Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Strategies, Sustainability Strategies, and the Risk & Trading/Liquidity team. The team is part of broader BlackRock's Aladdin Product Group (APG).

Your Role and Impact

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 specialists to deliver high quality analytical and derived data to our consumers.

We are looking for data engineers who like to innovate and seek 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. Engineers looking to work in the areas of orchestration, data modeling, data pipelines, APIs, storage, distribution, distributed computation, consumption and infrastructure are ideal candidates.

Your Responsibilities

Data Engineers are expected to be involved from inception of projects, understand requirements, architect, develop, deploy, and maintain data platform and/or data pipelines.

Which involves partnering with program and product managers to expand product offering based on business demands. Design is an iterative process, whether for services or infrastructure. Our goal is to drive up user engagement and adoption of the platform while constantly working towards 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 AlphaGen - Investor Data 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 design standards is expected and contributing towards upkeep of those standards is encouraged.

You Have

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

  • At least 3+ years' experience in data analytics environments

  • Experience in database technologies such as Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase IQ etc. with good SQL and data modelling skills

  • Proficient in python programming

  • Experience with dev ops tools like Git, Maven, Azure DevOps

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Passion for learning and implementing new technologies

  • Ability to operate under fast-paced environment

Skills that would be a plus

  • Exposure to Microsoft Azure, objects stores such as S3 and cloud data warehouses like Snowflake

  • Understanding of Airflow, container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes

  • Understanding of ETL/ELT concepts with tools like Informatica

  • Exposure to NoSQL platforms

What will you learn on the job?

  • A good understanding of hedge fund strategies and their investment process

  • Build a platform that enables large scale analytics and data science workflows

  • Aladdin - the investment platform which manage over $15 Trillion of the global assets.

  • Exposure to large universe of datasets and deal with some of the most exciting data & analytics challenges


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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