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Data Operations Analyst



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Atlanta, GA, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA · Georgia, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Washington, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

About this role

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors . BlackRock currently has more than $9 trillion AUM and approximately 19,000 employees in more than 35 countries and a major presence in global markets.

BlackRock Aladdin Data is entrusted with maintaining all data integral to the investment decision process for BlackRock the house and our proprietary Aladdin® end-to-end investment platform. Aladdin Data closely partners with its stakeholders, such as Portfolio Management, Global Capital Markets, Relationship Management, Portfolio Compliance, Risk Analytics, Regulatory Reporting, and others, to ensure their business data needs are met accurately, timely, and efficiently.

The Aladdin Data philosophy is anchored on BlackRock’s cornerstone principles: Innovation, Fiduciary focus, Passion for Performance, Emotional Ownership, and the unified purpose of One BlackRock. Through that lens, we strive to build value for our clients by understanding their needs, the markets, and using technology to create best in class solutions. As a global team, Aladdin Data has presence across 12 offices in 8 countries, servicing more than $9 trillion in AUM on Aladdin for BlackRock and clients spanning 6 continents and all spectrums of the financial markets.

We are looking for a high performing individual who is passionate about data to provide data pipeline support, operations and engineering across multiple data domains and data platforms. Initially you will proactively identify and resolve data pipeline issues to ensure high quality on time data for our clients. In addition, you will optimize pipeline performance and understand how our clients use their data.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor and manage data pipelines to ensure the timely and accurate flow of data

  • Resolve quality checks alerts to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and consistency of data

  • Monitor and optimize data pipeline performance to meet and exceed established service level agreements (SLAs)

  • Collaborate with data engineering, data stewards, data owner teams to implement improvements in data quality processes and data pipeline performance

  • Implement proactive measures to identify and resolve data issues automatically

  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of data operations processes, monitoring procedures, and issue resolution protocols.

  • Ensure documentation and operating procedures are up to date to facilitate knowledge transfer and training.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 0-3 years’ experience in hands-on data operations including data pipeline monitoring, support and engineering

  • Hands on technical experience including troubleshooting data processing, orchestration (Airflow) data ingestion, cloud-based databases/warehousing (Snowflake) and business intelligence tools

  • Passionate about data platforms, data quality and everything data

  • Excellent understanding of data quality assurance processes and methodologies.

  • Experience monitoring, and supporting data pipelines that are fast, scalable, reliable, and accurate.

  • Understand clients' data requirements to meet client data operations needs

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail

  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics


For Seattle only the salary range for this position is $80,000 – $95,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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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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.

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