Product Manager, Associate, Aladdin Engineering

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Position summary

    laddin accelerates, the Platform Team is laser focused on the speed of product delivery, execution predictability and quality. The Platform team is responsible for a suite of foundational and modern products including API Management, Orchestration, Cloud Infrastructure and CI/CD Pipelines. The Platform product management office helps to catalyse our engineering community, delivering well-defined Platform products that have clear outcome-oriented roadmaps and efficient and predictable delivery.

    Job background

    The Enterprise Engineering group builds products for our corporate functions of Finance, HR and Legal/Compliance. The products we own are either home-grown Aladdin developments or third-party applications that we integrate into our BlackRock and Aladdin ecosystems. We are looking for an all-rounder to drive transformation and delivery of our Enterprise Engineering products. This all-rounder will have skills as a product manager primarily and you will be responsible for defining product strategy, vision, and you'll own the product roadmap. You will work hand in hand with engineering to drive strategic outcomes, adoption and ultimately enable fast delivery of Aladdin features and unlock commercial opportunities. You have experience in delivering scalable, flexible engineering products. Additionally, on top of your core product management skills, we're looking for talent that can pivot into multiple disciplines. These disciplines are not fixed, but skills in the project management, scrum master and QA (quality assurance) spaces will complement the role well.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Own the product vision, roadmap, and KPIs that will transform and differentiate the offering; You will do this by translating our EE strategy, stakeholder priorities, and our users' needs into a product vision and feature priorities.

    • Drive value realization through incremental release and the adoption of those features.

    • Influence senior stakeholders & partners to draw alignment on vision and deliver the highest value product offering with the greatest opportunity.

    • Drive product execution by defining, building and launching on our product evolution. You will prioritize the build across features and oversee delivery.

    • Demonstrate an expert understanding of target customer personas, particularly their needs and their pain points, including developers (both external and internal) and integrators.

    • Manage dependencies across teams to ensure alignment and mitigate risks.

    • On top of core product management responsibilities, an ideal candidate will possess skills in basic project management, scrum management and fundamental QA (quality assurance/testing) areas.

    • Ultimately, we are looking for an individual who can take emotional ownership of a product and pivot quickly into many different roles in order to remove blockers to a successful product increment release.

    Essential Skills And Experience

    • Product management experience of minimum 2 years, leading all aspects of development from vision to delivery and adoption.

    • Technical understanding of PDLC, SDLC, DevOps and CI/CD pipelines

    • Can navigate ambiguity with ease

    • Significant experience of delivering technology implementations using agile development methodologies.

    • Teamwork - ability to work as part of a geographically diverse team.

    • Excellent communication skills in navigating a matrixed organization, tell compelling stories with ease to senior executives, and inspire teams about things that should exist that don't exist yet

    • Strong analytical mindset and ability to use sound data and logic to make compelling business cases.

    • A bias toward action and a proven track record of delivering at rapid speed.

    • Any experience in project management, scrum master/agile management, QA is highly desirable.

    Our benefits

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; 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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics 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