Core Investment Risk Technology- Vice President

Gurgaon, India
14 May 2023
13 Jun 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

What is the opportunity?

We are recruiting for a newly formed Core Risk Management (Core RM) group, whose objective it is to advance risk management practices at BlackRock, delivering scale and resilience to the risk management platform. This opportunity is to lead a pod within the Core Investment Risk Technology team within Core RM, which will work with BlackRock's centralised technology teams across the globe to ensure the resilience and advancement of the technology architecture on which risk management processes are built.

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 software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

Core RM is part of the Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group, which provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks globally.

What will you be doing?

Leading a pod or being a technical specialist within the Core Investment Risk Technology team and working with the head of Core Investment Risk Technology to shape the future state of Core RM.
  • Leading engagement with investment risk managers and technology partners to centralize and re-engineer risk management technology architecture within Core Risk Technology.
  • Designing and upholding Core Investment Risk Technology's processes and procedures that build trust and are consistent with the best practices and policies of the firm.
  • Being accountable for the efficacy and accuracy of team output. Responding openly to feedback and initiating enhancements as processes mature.
  • Collaborating with other Core RM leaders to develop deep relationships with investment risk leads and technology partners globally. Understanding and aligning with their mission and leveraging enterprise technology to deliver solutions.
  • Consistently acting as a scale operator, driving efficiency and capacity-building initiatives, including automation/ standardization efforts across the risk platform.
  • Consistently demonstrating the BLK principles, especially of 'One BLK' and 'Emotional Ownership' and infusing these principles through your team.

What will your team be doing?

Stabilizing, re-engineering and maintaining the technology platform on which Core RM will be built and scale will be delivered - including projects owned by RQA and those which interface with dependent internal and external systems.
  • Understanding risk management processes, the data they use, the architecture they run on.
  • Stabilizing, maintaining, and enhancing the risk technology platform and tools with a focus on reducing production issues and streamlining processes.
  • Working closely with the Aladdin Product Group and stakeholders in Investment Risk to develop the next generation of leading world class investment risk technology and tools.
  • Contributing to the team's technology development queue, partnering with Aladdin developers, users and RQA leads.
  • Applying quality software engineering practices through all phases of development, through to production.
  • Implementing processes to automate and streamline development, support, and technical management.

What do you have?
  • High emotional ownership - self-starter with high energy, motivation, commitment to excellence and positive approach to business challenges.
  • Driven to solve risk management problems using technology.
  • Ability to understand diverse requirements from stakeholders and deliver on the key priorities.
  • Willingness to challenge processes and propose solutions.
  • Ability to explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms and communicate effectively up and down the organization to influence outcomes.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and running multiple high priority tasks with senior management visibility.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
  • Practical experience the set up and scaling of a technology team would be a plus.
  • 8+ years' experience as a Full Stack Developer
  • B.E. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Strong background in the software engineering in any languages like Python, Java etc.
  • Experience in Spark, Hadoop, RDBMS
  • Some experience with SQL or unstructured data
  • Some experience or a real interest in finance, investment, or quantitative processes and with SQL or unstructured data.
  • Experience with Aladdin and Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure is a plus.

What do we have?
  • The opportunity to shape an exciting new operating model and drive adoption and application of new technology, tools and techniques to solve real business problems.
  • A highly respected risk management group with deep subject matter expertise and global reach.
  • A proven track record of driving better outcomes across a wide range of investment strategies and business areas.
  • A legacy of technology innovation and deep connectivity with technology partners.
  • A commitment to investing in our people to increase individual enablement and ultimately build a stronger team. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion which encourages collaboration, innovation, diversity, and the development our future leaders. We actively engage in discussions on career growth and work with team members to understand how personal passions and strength connect with our purpose.

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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