Vice President | Financial Market Advisory - Development Lead | Mumbai/Gurgaon

Gurgaon, India
26 Nov 2022
02 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Financial Markets Advisory business delivers a range of advisory services including capital markets, portfolio construction, sustainability and data & analytics solutions to official sector and financial institution clients globally, including banks and insurance companies. We support our clients on their most critical and complex financial issues - from managing the low carbon transition of the economy and financial sector, to unwinding portfolios of assets, to crafting and executing bond purchase programs to support the economy. We leverage the firm's sophisticated capital markets, sustainability, data analytics, and technology capabilities, to deliver impact-oriented advisory services, while maintaining an information barrier from the rest of the firm. Our professionals work out of all three BlackRock regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC), allowing us to serve clients in all locations and respond to their needs as they arise.


In this role, you will leverage BlackRock's unparalleled capabilities across Sustainability, Capital Markets, Aladdin (incl. Aladdin Climate), and Research functions and will engage with various financial institutions, regulators, central banks, and governments providing advisory services to institutions in both public and private sector. This role will allow you to build strong technical, quantitative development and leadership skills by working on complex and innovative client projects. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:
  • Lead a team of 2-3 professionals working across implementation & maintenance of tools/models for the team in India
  • Lead/develop a small team of developers supporting various projects by leading and contributing to the delivery of analytical solutions for recurring and ad-hoc client engagements
  • Leverage and develop technology, including BlackRock proprietary technology, to create and enhance frameworks for analytical analysis, quality control and client deliverables using various languages like Python, R & SQL
  • Apply quality software engineering practices including design principles through all phases of development and into production
  • Design robust architecture/solution suitable for large scale dataset and provides flexibility to user for what-if analysis, actively presenting and discussing it with project leads
  • Experience using/developing risk analytical systems/tools/infrastructure
  • Enforce BlackRock's fiduciary culture of providing the highest quality service and work product to our clients
  • Collaboration with global engagement managers and project team on overall project execution and content creation
  • Work in close partnership with FMA leadership including senior management, business development leads and practice areas heads


  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in software engineering in any coding language preferably Python
  • Exposure to quantitative development building tools/infrastructure to support financial modeling/analysis
  • Ability to lead & execute projects related to data-driven analytical projects utilizing programming languages like python and tools with a track record of outstanding achievements on data engineering, and model implementation
  • Ability to write/develop and understand complex financial algorithms/statistical models with minimal supervision
  • Coding mindset - someone who loves to code and is flexible to quickly switch from one technology to other. Technologies that we work on - Python, VBA, SQL, R. Programming skills are important since quant/analytical rigor is the secret sauce of our advisory services
  • Strong understanding of data structures/architecture, object-oriented concepts, design patterns, and fundamental software design principles, software development best practices and associated tools
  • Understanding of financial institutions, fixed income assets, and capital markets, sustainability etc. is desirable
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and, intellectual curiosity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex ideas into clear messages
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills, including knowledge of and passion for finance, markets and/or sustainability concepts
  • Bachelors/Masters in a relevant technical discipline: Computer Science; Math; Engineering from top tier institutes

Characteristics we seek include:
  • Superior organizational skills, self-starter, and ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Team player with collaborative and strong interpersonal skills; mentors and coaches' resources along the way; leads by example
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently on complex assignments
  • Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards
  • Keen interest in financial markets
  • Built-in drive to achieve superior performance with strong emotional ownership
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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 current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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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