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FIX Connectivity Associate At BlackRock

Location: New York, New York

Job Description

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

Job Description:

What is the Aladdin Product Group?

At the heart of BlackRock, is the Aladdin Product Group (APG), the team responsible for designing, building and operating Aladdin. Being a member of the Aladdin Product Group means working with the industry’s thought leaders to build innovative and next generation products that shape the financial markets. We are 1,400 strong and we eat, live and breathe tech.

Job Purpose/ Background

As an Aladdin FIX Connectivity associate you help our clients streamline their workflows and access new sources of liquidity.

You will be focused on deploying and certifying electronic messaging solutions that span both the trading and post trade space for our growing number of institutional clients.

You will also have an opportunity to shape and build out internal web tools. These workflow tools will streamline processes to increase scale, efficiency and create an overall better client experience when requesting new connections.

With deep engagement with our engineers, product management, client facing teams, vendors and brokers you will be responsible for solutions that are both multi region and multi asset. And as an Industry thought leader, you will be have opportunities to work on pioneering workflows that extend the reach of FIX to enhance the Aladdin offering.

The key responsibilities are

  • Work directly with our global trading and operations teams and Aladdin Business to understand and deploy connectivity needs across asset classes and markets.
  • Build knowledge of FIX protocols and their application to financial services workflows within Order Execution Management Systems, Electronic Communication Networks and Post Trade Confirmations.
  • Design and develop internal web tools to manage workflows to manage FIX connectivity requests
  • Provide clear business requirements and liaise with the development team to drive the functional gaps through development and to the end user. Activities include defining workflows and specifications, liaising with development, testing internally and with the counterparts, deploying to our customers and training them when necessary.
  • Defining FIX requirements / specifications and propose new FIX workflows to extend electronic trading and post trade processes and protocols
  • Manage multiple technology projects throughout the software development lifecycle - including release process, testing, certification, deployment and training when necessary, all while complying with client SLAs.
  • Work directly with Clients, Brokers, and Platforms to certify, build and roll out new FIX connections
  • Manage full lifecycle of new workflows and FIX sessions onboarding
  • Partner with engineers to bring specifications to life via the Aladdin product

Experience/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic performance
  • Deep understanding of FIX messaging protocols
  • 3+ years of experience using FIX messaging protocols
  • 1+ years experience building out web forms using Angular JS, Spring and Core Java
  • Experience working with clients, brokers and vendor partners on technology solutions using FIX Protocol.
  • Strong organization verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely motivated and able to operate in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and delivering within deadlines
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives) and third-party trading platforms and services used to process confirmation and settlement of trades
  • Technical aptitude – Core Java, Spring, Angular JS, SQL, UNIX Excellent analytical, creative, organizational and problem-solving skills

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.