Alternative Investments Software Engineer (Java)- Associate

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
Mumbai, India
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Aug 2022
Closes
02 Sep 2022
Ref
16193195
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

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

  • Designing, coding, testing, and supporting reliable, robust software applications and services with high-quality standards.
  • Performing code reviews and providing timely feedback to other engineers.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 4-6 years of professional software development experience
  • Strong object-oriented programming knowledge along with good understanding of algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Experience in the finance industry or knowledge of financial products/private markets is a plus


Desired Skills
  • Java/J2EE
  • Experience in building Microservices and APIs ideally with REST
  • Experience developing with Open-Source tools, such as Spring Boot, Junit, Maven, GIT, Kafka, Ignite
  • Experience working with Relational databases such as SQL Server, Sybase
  • Experience working with NoSql databases like Cassandra, Mongo Db, Apache Solr
  • Exposure to working with a scripting language Python or JavaScript is preferrable
  • Exposure to Cloud architecture (Azure preferably) or Cloud schemas (Snowflake) is preferrable
  • Experience working on a project and issue tracking systems like Azure Boards or 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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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 careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: 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.

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