Aladdin Studio Architect, Director

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

Atlanta, GA

Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities
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    Position summary

    ackRock. 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.

    Role Description :

    As the scale and complexity of financial data expands and our user community becomes increasingly technical , enabling citizen developers and data consumers to build directly on the Aladdin Platform is a core part of our Aladdin Strategy. Aladdin Studio is the home for that community delivering an integrated experience where you can discover data, build your own financial applications, and access industry-leading content, documentation, and insights - all delivered through a design-forward and client-centric experience.

    The ambition for Studio is to make it the first and best choice for any user seeking to build investment applications or consume related data regardless of their existing use of Aladdin.

    As the technical architect of Aladdin Studio you will be responsible for evolving the Aladdin Studio platform. Working with functional squad leads, product managers and our Enterprise Architecture team, you will design, document and implement a reference architecture for the Studio platform. Though the role encompasses the entirety of the Aladdin Studio estate, specific expertise and direction is needed in data management, discovery and consumption.

    To excel in this role, you have hands on experience building scalable, resilient, cloud-native applications in a regulated environment. You have delivered complex, enterprise wide data solutions which have stability at their core but enable adjacent engineers to move quickly using the platform and architectural patterns you define. You fit naturally into an agile culture and have a track record of mentoring and growing exceptional engineers.

    Key responsibilities:

    The Aladdin Studio A rchitect is 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 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.

    As a senior technical leader in the firm, the Aladdin Studio Architect will also work across Aladdin Data and with the Enterprise Architecture team aligning on standards and evolving best practices for APIs, data services and user experience.

    An ideal candidate would have

    • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

    • Expert level skills with 10 + years of experience on a range of languages and platforms (Java, Python, C++, Golang)

    • Significant expertise working on data consumption, discovery or delivery platforms

    • Experience building scalable, distributed systems in enterprise environments.

    • Demonstrated ability in technical architecture, developing technical design, documentation standards, technology selection frameworks etc.

    • Broad awareness of the technical landscape with specific knowledge of modern data platforms and cloud native infrastructure.

    • Experience working with a global team across multiple time zones .

    • Ability to mentor and educate engineers and operational teams as well as product and program managers on our technical architecture.

    • Strong opinions on building scalable , testable web applications with a focus on repeatability and code quality .

    • Excellent communication skills with experience working directly with clients and managing senior stakeholders .

    • A background working on platforms , specifically data-oriented platforms .

    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.

    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.

    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 @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: https://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.

    Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities