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Engineering Director



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Sausalito, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

About this role

Team Overview

BlackRock SMA Solutions helps clients customize portfolios for unique tax, values-alignment, or investment exposures across direct indexing, fixed income, active equity, and multi-asset. We deliver world-class service to all of our clients, from wealth advisors to family offices to endowments and foundations.

The focus of this role is to provide leadership to the Aperio engineering team (a subset of the overall SMA Solutions Engineering Team) and build a vision for equity portfolio construction technology (we call that software ecosystem "Arya"). All this while keeping focus on our clients and users. Arya is based on microservices architecture with our web application being the interface with users. Aperio practices agile software development and works in two-week sprints. This role will work closely with the technology team, project management team and end users. The role is perfectly suited for a seasoned technology enterprise leader that is obsessed with client satisfaction.

We work hard and move quickly as a well-coordinated, collaborative team whose exceptional people are focused on providing extraordinary client service. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, industry-disruptive, fast-paced environment, SMA Solutions is the place for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage development and delivery of programs and solutions for Aperio’s Arya software ecosystem.

  • Partner with leadership engineering and product managers to ensure alignment with engineering and product priorities.

  • Occasionally, fully own feature development, from adding functionality to the front-end of our web applications to adding capabilities in microservices to adding structures in relational database.

  • Design (parts of) microservices ecosystem that provides functionality for equity portfolio construction tools for direct indexing.

  • Provide consistent improvements to Aperio’s enterprise fintech platform through modernization of current components, choice of contemporary technologies, and third-party software.

  • Take a lead role on projects and initiatives.

  • Mentor and help grow junior members of the team.

  • Keep up to date with developments in technologies Aperio is using.

  • Participate in recruitment efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Typically 10 years of experience leading teams and projects within engineering, software development, or in an equivalent role.

  • Advanced knowledge of web development, with a deep understanding of system and application architecture.

  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals—algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in fintech industry, especially investment management.

  • Advanced degree in computer science.

For California only the salary range for this position is $200,000 – $260,000. 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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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.