Vice President, AI Platform Engineering

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

    nd improve their financial well-being.

    Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most sophisticated financial companies and also being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

    This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies.

    You will have the chance to define and develop new capabilities and engage with multiple development teams and partners across the Aladdin Product Group.

    You are:

    • Curious and eager to learn new things, with a healthy disrespect for the status quo

    • Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others; you make mistakes, but learn from them

    • Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do

    • Data-focused, with an eye for the details that matter to address the problem

    We are:

    • Passionate about building reliable software and scaling technology to meet the needs of tomorrow

    • Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology

    • Developing with Java, Python, Cassandra, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes and other technologies

    • Committed to open source and giving back to the community

    • Writing testable software every day with a focus on incremental innovation

    The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on software developer to work on an exciting strategic product to expand our Aladdin Platform. Working with a distributed team, you will be part of an outstanding group of engineers setting and evolving the technology direction for our internal developer systems and SDLC.

    As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged to bring your ideas forward to help craft the technical solutions. You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating your ideas to inquisitive senior leaders.

    Role overview:

    This role is foran AI Platform/Product Engineer within the Aladdin AI Platform Engineering team and will utilize industry-standard technologies, such as Spring, GIT/ADO, Solr, Cassandra and more. Aladdin AI Platform Engineering is a team within the Aladdin Product Engineering Group and is responsible for technology utilized by Researchers, Portfolio Managers, Traders, Risk Managers, and Investment Operations. More specifically the role is in the team that works alongside Aladdin Product Engineering and Aladdin Business groups, building AI-powered technology services and solutions that can be leveraged more broadly across the Aladdin Investment Management Platform. The role will also afford the chance to learn about the financial industry, specifically the sophisticated world of risk management, valuations, and operations.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Help design and build the next generation of world's best investment management technology platform for managing various Investment lifecycle processes and investment research

    • Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.

    • Understand and refine business and functional requirements and convert them into scalable technical design.

    • Apply validated quality software engineering practices through all phases of development

    • Ensure resilience and stability through quality code reviews, unit, regression and user acceptance testing, dev ops and level two production support

    Qualifications:

    • B.S. / M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject area with 8 - 12 years of relevant experience.

    • Good hands-on object-oriented programming experience in Java, JavaScript and Python

    • Experience designing and building APIs and Microservices

    • Strong experience with Open-Source technology stack (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, JUnit, etc.)

    • Experience with relational database and NoSQL Database (e.g. Apache Cassandra)

    • Experience of working in Agile Development Team

    Nice to have:

    • Experience with cloud native development (Kubernetes, Docker) and Cloud Platform like Microsoft Azure

    • Open source publish-subscribe frameworks like Apache Kafka

    • Distributing Computing Technologies like Apache Ignite

    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