Associate, Sr. FullStack Java Developer

Gurgaon, India
15 Sep 2022
01 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Would you like to create software that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, and tackling some of the world's most interesting challenges? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders and experts in technology and finance?

At BlackRock we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

The Aladdin platform that we build is used by BlackRock investors and we also sell this to over 100 global financial clients. It is used to invest, protect, and manage trillions of dollars every day. We have an extraordinary responsibility to our clients all over the world, and a complete focus on high quality product development. Our technology helps millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for education, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. With our focus on sustainability and ESG in the investment process, Aladdin is increasingly used to help investors build climate-aware sustainable portfolios.

Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and being part of a FinTech software development team who build great products using next generation technology and solutions.

You are:
  • Passionate about technology with personal ownership for the work you do
  • Curious and eager to learn new things, and willing to challenge the status quo
  • Love working within a successful team, learning from and helping others
  • Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and push boundaries
  • Data and quality focused, with an eye for the details that make great solutions
  • You sometimes make mistakes, but always learn from them

We are:
  • Passionate about building high quality scalable software to meet the needs of tomorrow
  • Delivering solutions for both BlackRock investment users and external clients.
  • Building a greenfield platform that will provide streamlined user workflows and high scale
  • Automating the investment process using: Algorithms, Optimization, APIs, Microservices and distributed computing backed by an intuitive exception based UX
  • Building working, testable software every day, enabled by a scaled agile process and tools
  • A team who loves to innovate and continuously deliver value to our users through technology

The position is in the Portfolio Management Engineering team in the Aladdin Product Group. This team is embarking on a greenfield project to transform a mature PM tool set into an integrated persona-based platform with streamlined user workflows and a high degree of automation and scale. The team works closely with BlackRock portfolio managers as well as helping deliver this to external clients. They also partner closely with world class Product Managers, UX designers, Quality Assurance Engineers and Client Support teams to deliver high quality, scalable and resilient PM capabilities. The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on software developer to work on this exciting strategic product and help upgrade the Aladdin Platform. As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged and empowered to bring your ideas forward to help shape our technology, process, and products. This will help you become a respected and successful player in our diverse team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help design and build the next generation of the world's best investment platform
  • Contribute to an agile development team working with designers, analysts, users and leads
  • Apply quality software engineering practices through all phases of development
  • Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment
  • Ensure resilience and stability through quality code reviews, unit, regression and user acceptance testing and level two production support
  • Being a great teammate, helping and respecting others, continually improving our skills, product and agile process
  • Partner with client support staff to help ensure our tools are reliable and easy to use

Skills and Experience:
  • A proven foundation with 5+ years of experience in core Java and related technologies, and an ability to apply design patterns and Object-Oriented principles (OO)
  • Experience building high quality software with design-focused and test-driven approaches
  • Great analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Some experience or a real interest in finance, investment or portfolio management processes, and an ability to translate business problems into technical solutions
  • (For VP candidates): experience leading dev teams, projects or being fully responsible for the design and technical quality of a significant application, system, or key component. Ability to form positive relationships with partnering teams, sponsors, and user groups

Nice to have or a passion to learn on the job:
  • Exposure to Front-end development, ideally with Angular, TypeScript and Micro-frontends
  • Exposure to high scale distributed technology like Kafka, Mongo, Ignite, Redis
  • Exposure to building microservices and APIs ideally with REST, Kafka or gRPC

As well as joining a high performing team, you will also have fun and be welcomed into the "1PM team", with regular events and activities, as well as being part of and contributing to the wider "1BLK" team and values. You'll be given ongoing training opportunities as well as fantastic support to develop your career and grow!

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.

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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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