Vice President, AlphaGen

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

Mumbai, 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

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

    What are Aladdin and Aladdin Engineering?

    • You will be working on BlackRock's investment operating system called Aladdin. Aladdin is used both internally within BlackRock and externally by many financial institutions. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create a connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

    • Our development teams reside inside the Aladdin Engineering group. We collaboratively build the next generation of technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets and supports millions of financial instruments. We perform risk calculations and process millions of transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide!

    Being a member of Aladdin Engineering, you will be:

    • Tenacious: Work in a fast paced and highly complex environment

    • Creative thinker: Analyse multiple solutions and deploy technologies in a flexible way.

    • Great teammate: Think and work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

    • Fast learner: Pick up new concepts and apply them quickly.

    Our team:

    The Alpha Gen Technology group (AGT) helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market leading performance (alpha) to their clients. We work with investment researchers to develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios. The services we provide range from: quantitative library development, model engineering, alpha platform development and investment technology R&D. People in the team are based in London, Budapest, Mumbai, San Francisco and Sydney. AGT's Investment partners include Active Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Strategies, Sustainability Strategies, and the Risk and Quantitative Analytics Team. AGT is part of BlackRock's Aladdin Product Group (APG). Aladdin is an investment platform as a service that is used to manage more than $15 trillion by clients of Aladdin.

    Your role and impact:

    As a Software Engineer in the Alpha Gen Platform team, you will work closely with Quant and Data engineers to develop industry leading platform that is used for quantitative research as well as in production system to drive daily investment processes. We are involved in the full lifecycle of the Alpha Gen and Data platform including design, architecture, development, implementation, tuning, production support and maintenance.

    Your responsibilities:

    You will be building a groundbreaking, high quality Alpha Gen platform! It involves:

    • Develop API based on microservices architecture built on cloud native architecture stack.

    • Identifying and prototyping new alpha-enabling technology

    • Partnering with other engineering teams at BlackRock to integrate with Aladdin.

    • Developing front end applications adhering to Aladdin UX standards

    • Develop solutions that us AI and ML to help us unlock investment alpha and reduce operational overhead.

    You have:

    We value post-graduate degree holders, but we also like individuals with equivalent commercial experience. So, if you have a good mix of the skills below, we would love to hear from you!

    • 8+ years of proven experience .

    • Excellent coding skills in either Java or Python. Knowledge of Scala or Angular is a plus.

    • Experience with distributed technologies supporting analytics and/or microservice development such as Spark, Dask, or Spring Boot is appreciated.

    • Desire to build deep expertise in cloud native technologies and design of applications that are deployed to cloud infrastructure.

    • A deep software engineering mind set. This includes practices such as agile, test automation, object-oriented design, design patterns, release management.

    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Ability to apply mathematics, machine learning or quantitative analysis to tackle complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.

    • A genuine curiosity and appetite to learn equities, fixed income, derivatives, hedge funds or investment risk.

    What will you learn on the job?

    • A deep understanding of hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them.

    • Build platform that enables alpha generation at scale.

    • Aladdin - the investment platform used to manage >$15 trillion of the global assets.

    • How to apply machine learning and data science technology to alpha generation

    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