Alternative Investments Data Engineer (Java/Python)- Associate

Mumbai, India
23 Jun 2022
24 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

The Alternatives Digital Strategy team within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) is responsible for delivering scale for the next stage of growth within BAI by developing the market standard for alternatives technology.

BlackRock acquired eFront in 2019 to accelerate our alternatives technology capabilities given the significant growth in alternative investments in our clients' portfolios. Our objective is to offer BAI investment professionals the best technology and analytical solutions to help them better understand and manage their alternative investment portfolios. The team will implement eFront for our BAI investment teams and work with our colleagues in BlackRock Solutions ( BRS ) and the Aladdin Product Group ( APG ) to continually enhance functionality by designing future technology roadmaps for the eFront product suite. Additionally, this team will tactically design on-desk solutions for critical investment processes that are not in scope for the eFront product suite.

The Digital Strategy team is currently seeking an Associate in Mumbai to automate core business processes and standardize common threads across investment teams to deliver scale for the next stage of growth within BAI.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Lead multiple technology implementation projects concurrently providing both thought leadership and day to day oversight to a team of analysts
  • Analyze core business processes and interactions within our organization and look for areas to improve efficiency through a deep understanding of our investment teams needs
  • Steadfast desire for understanding how processes work. Creativity in solving unconventional problems, entrepreneurial drive to learn new skills and technologies
  • Inject automation and speed into core business processes by implementing eFront technology, putting critical items on future eFront development roadmaps, or tactically designing desktop technologies
  • Develop a single source of truth by establishing an enterprise data platform; Build data-centric self-service environments so that investment teams spend time on analysis, rather than on data manipulation and quality control
  • Deliver automated ways of interacting with the BAI client community
  • Create and deliver high quality product by engaging with the rest of team and tech SMEs across the firm to make stack and architecture decisions, and by bringing a diverse opinion to the discussion

  • 4-6 years of experience working in financial services (alternative investments experience preferred), specifically in technology, analytics, operations, risk management or data management
  • Advanced degree in the fields of computer science, data science & engineering, finance or accounting. Industry specific certifications (e.g. CFA, CAIA) are preferable
  • Prior experience in the ability to gather, interpret and translate information to build and execute complex digital strategy plans.
  • Prior experience in change management, implementing strategic initiatives or technology roadmaps with solid grounding in product management, user engagement and agile methodologies.
  • Prior experience in one or many of the following disciplines: software development, data science & engineering, portfolio analytics and business process reengineering
  • Prior experience of managing highly talented and dynamic teams to deliver creative technology solution
  • Platform knowledge in Private Markets Technology products are preferable
  • Broad and proficient knowledge of modern techniques in scripting, experience querying databases and using distributed data/computing technologies

Desired Skills
  • Java/Python
  • Relational databases such as SQL Server, Sybase
  • NoSQL Database Cassandra, Mongo Db, Apache Solr
  • Exposure to Cloud architecture (Azure preferably) or Cloud schemas (Snowflake)
  • Hadoop, Spark or other map/reduce processing
  • Kubernetes, Docker and cloud fluent
  • HTML5, Angular/React, CSS and JavaScript libraries good to have
  • Project and issue tracking systems like Azure Boards/ JIRA

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.

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.

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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.

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