Director, Reporting Engineering Lead
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Director, Reporting Engineering Lead
We are in the midst of transitioning from building a centralized Aladdin Data & Analytics Factory to creating an enterprise data platform for the entire firm and all of our clients that connects to all Aladdin properties - including our data-only products, Aladdin Studio and Marketplace opportunities. This investment will accelerate data on boarding time, guarantee data consistency across all consumption points (ie apps, APIs, and client data warehouses) and introduce distribution entitlement control points and allow for the delivery of curated Aladdin data and analytic assets that can power the next generation of Aladdin and client reporting needs at cloud scale.
It's this last portion - our end to end reporting platform and the related capabilities we will require to deliver - where this role will be focused. This will become a work stream in our data and analytics platform strategy that will likely encompass the technical ownership of the following systems:
- Aladdin DaaS Reporting Layer. our target state cloud native Analytics Factory (Astra) is nearing production and will deliver 10,000+ core and customized analytic data points to our clients via on-demand reports over the course of 2022. Working with Data Stewards, there is a massive opportunity to define core and customized client data assets that are fit for purpose for everything from data science to our most sensitive use cases in FinTech (eg regulatory disclosure, accounting and performance data in client reporting). Published and stored in time series format and accessible via Snowflake we will have the opportunity to deliver a high scale DaaS reporting layer that can power not only Aladdin tools but whichever tools and engineering practices our clients choose to bring to their Aladdin Studio, Data Cloud (Snowflake) and Studio Compute estate. Getting this right will require establishing a single data canonical that standardizes our analytical offerings in navigable hierarchy and supports data consumption, consistently across access points and different use cases (eg from low latency low volume to low latency high volume). This is not only essential to growing our existing $1bn SaS business but may enable the creation of a new $1bn data-only and marketplace Aladdin business as well.
- Firm-Wide Reporting Capabilities. BlackRock is a heavy user of PowerBI and Tableau - used by many different teams and data stores across the firm. There is an opportunity to centralize ownership of these tools and connect them at scale to the core Aladdin DaaS Reporting Layer to elevate the value and accuracy/insights the firm's federated report builders can deliver to the firm. Getting this right will allow us to deliver custom reporting solutions on top of the DaaS reporting layer to support bespoke analytical, regulatory and operational requirements.
- Platform Data Lake & BI. We have a series of cottage industry like efforts underway to collect data exhaust (e.g. Daily Analytics Production and associated timeliness of client deliverables), given your background and experience I feel strongly that centralizing these efforts could allow for strategic outcomes (e.g. insight identification for factory operations leadership). This will allow us to build lights-on reporting to provide the transparency to operational users that is needed to deliver high quality data on time, all the time. Additionally we have invested in PoC work to make our data and analytics quality control efforts more transparent to our users - this fits a key transparency of operations objective for our clients but requires investment to scale and deploy. I see both internal and external user BI reporting and transparency features driving from central investments around data and process lineage in our platform strategy.
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