About this role
BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
Business Unit Overview:
Aladdin is the enterprise investment platform used by BlackRock and our clients to manage trillions in holdings across varied asset classes at locations around the world. The Platform Engineering team is tasked with developing our core technology platform including our messaging infrastructure, data services, developer tools and data science platform. Aladdin Studio is an ecosystem for integrating with, enhancing and collaborating on Aladdin. We combine comprehensive APIs, a rich data warehouse platform and elastic compute to democratize data and engage with developers internally and at our clients.
The Aladdin Studio team engineer high performance, cloud-native applications using commercial, in-house and open source tools. We believe in writing small testable code with a focus on innovation. We are committed to open source and we regularly contribute our work back to the community. We are agile and our stack includes Kubernetes, docker, serverless, helm, gRPC, Argo, Elastic, CouchDB, Cassandra. We pick the right language for the task but frequently work in Go, Python, Java and Node
As a senior engineer in the compute team, you will be building out the Aladdin Compute Platform with a specific focus on realizing our elastic compute framework which aids researchers, portfolio managers, traders and others across the firm to build, test, deploy and scale their research or data science workflows. You will also play a major role in architecting highly decoupled systems and have industry experience with CI/CD best practices, implementing large scale distributed systems etc. You should also be able to work independently and collaboratively while executing efficiently.
Skills, experience and education:
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. 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 September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
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.