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Sr. Software Engineer At BlackRock

Location: New York, New York

Job Description

Description

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.

Role description

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to improve the performance, stability and resilience of our compute platform
  • Work with stakeholders and operators to prioritize new features
  • Improve the quality of our software through peer reviews, improving our automated testing capabilities and coaching junior team members
  • Collaborate with the broader Studio team on data, APIs and user experience
  • Improve the monitoring, telemetry and tracing capabilities of our compute platform
  • Engage with partners across the platform on standards and design
  • Continue to automate build and deployment models to improve our development agility
  • Assist with refining our agile methodology

Skills, experience and education:

  • 5+ years' experience in software development with specific experience working with a service oriented architecture.
  • Kubernetes, Docker, serverless, gRPC, Argo, Kubeflow, S3, Python, Java, Go.
  • Experience working with an agile team
  • Independent thinker capable of taking a project from concept to delivery
  • Awareness of current technology trends in elastic compute and workload orchestration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; presents ideas in a clear, concise and constructive manner
  • Experience working across organizational teams to understand platform needs and develop a strategic roadmap
  • Passionate about open source technology
  • Desire for constant learning

About BlackRock

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.