Associate - (Automation Specialist - C# / .Net) - Finance Platform Strategies Team

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

Gurugram, India

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

    atform capabilities and delivers day-to-day oversight and management of the platform, with a global footprint.

    Collaboration is key. You'll work closely with partners across the Finance organization, BlackRock's Aladdin Engineering team, and BlackRock Process Automation CoE (PACoE) to achieve our goals. Join us in shaping the future of finance through innovation and excellence.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Driving projects to completion by understanding requirements and utilizing a wide range of financial applications and automation tools.

    • Partnering with functions across the global Finance organization to understand and solution business use cases for automation.

    • Developing and orchestrating technical solutions with a primary focus on C# and .NET frameworks, including .NET Core, while also leveraging other technologies such as Python, ETL tools, and scripting languages to support the automation of financial processes and workflows, data transformations, and system integrations .

    • Ensure the quality, performance, and reliability of software applications through rigorous testing, debugging, and code reviews.

    • Set up and maintain Windows servers to support the .NET infrastructure.

    • Stay current with the latest developments in C# and .NET technologies, as well as industry trends in finance automation.

    • Document development work requirements, including technical specifications, user stories, and acceptance criteria, to ensure clear communication and alignment with stakeholders.

    • Mentor and guide junior developers to help them grow their skills and knowledge.

    • Work closely with the Aladdin Engineering team and PACoE to align technology solutions with business needs.

    • Contributing as a Finance Technology Subject Matter Expert (SME), developing solutions around the inventory of technical tools available within BlackRock.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Advanced proficiency in C# and .NET technologies, including a deep understanding of .NET Core, to architect and implement robust automation solutions.

    • Expertise in data manipulation within Excel, particularly adept with the Microsoft Office, Interop, Excel library for handling complex data structures.

    • Skilled in crafting Office solutions (VSTO and Office Solutions) plugins, ensuring seamless integration of office applications with diverse software ecosystems.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of .NET infrastructure, with a strong emphasis on setup, deployment, and Windows server management.

    • Well-versed in SQL databases, data modelling, and ETL processes, with the ability to manage and transform large data sets efficiently.

    • Experienced in application integration, adept at utilizing SFTP and API (REST + SOAP) protocols, and skilled in API testing tools like Postman.

    • Familiarity with Python or Java, adding a valuable dimension to the candidate's technical toolkit.

    • Exposure to Azure Cognitive Services, offering a competitive edge in leveraging AI and machine learning capabilities.

    • Practical experience with cloud platforms, particularly Microsoft Azure, and a solid grasp of cloud services and infrastructure.

    • Proficient in DevOps practices, with experience using tools like Azure DevOps for continuous integration and delivery.

    • Comfortable working in a Linux environment, demonstrating versatility across operating systems.

    • Knowledge of cloud deployment technologies, such as Docker, to facilitate efficient deployment and scaling of applications.

    Good to have:

    • Exposure to Azure Doc Intelligence and ABBY Vantage.

    • Experience building data pipelines.

    • Validated experience in software development and the ability to autonomously understand an existing codebase.

    • Curiosity about the functional aspects of the product, with a base knowledge of the finance industry being highly appreciated.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach and the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Proficient in English, both written and spoken.

    Qualifications:

    • For candidates in India: B.E., B.TECH., MCA, or any other relevant engineering degree from a reputed university.

    • A minimum of 5 years of proven experience in the field.

    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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at 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