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Associate, Data Services Engineer

BlackRock

BlackRock

Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
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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’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. 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.

About this role

At BlackRock, we are looking for Software Engineers who like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, drive, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.

With over USD $9 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial wellbeing.

Being a developer at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and also being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.

This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies.

You are:

  • Passionate about technology, with personal ownership for the work you do

  • Curious and eager to learn new things, and willing to challenge the status quo

  • Willing to embrace work outside of your comfort zone, and open to guidance from others

  • Data and quality focused, with an eye for the details that make great solutions

  • You sometimes make mistakes, but always willing to learn from them

We are:

  • Passionate about building quality software and scalable technology to meet the needs of tomorrow

  • Building solutions for both BlackRock and over 100 organizations who use our technology

  • We have strong Java expertise and also work with a range of technologies such as Azure cloud, Kafka, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes, Angular and many others

  • Committed to open source, and contributing back to the community

  • Writing testable software every day, with a focus on agile innovation

The team is looking for an ambitious hands-on software developer to work on an exciting strategic product to expand our Platform. Working with a global team and be a part of an outstanding group of engineers setting, evolving the technology direction of our upcoming suit of applications. Passionate about multiple aspects of enterprise software development – Performance, Scale, Resilience, Usability and Maintainability. As a key member of our engineering team, you will be encouraged and empowered to bring your ideas forward to help shape the technical solutions. Making you become a strong team player in our distributed and diverse global team. You also have the opportunity to present your innovative ideas to leaders across the firm.

This position will give you immense exposure and training in some of the latest technologies, such as APIs, gRPC, Proto-buffs, Spring, Azure Dev Ops, Cassandra and more. The role will also afford the chance to learn about the financial industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain security and data platform and data services

  • Contribute to an agile development team working with designers, analysts, users and leads.

  • Apply quality software engineering practices through all phases of development and into production

  • Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.

  • Ensure resilience and stability through quality code reviews, unit, regression and user acceptance testing, dev ops and level two production support.

  • Willing to work in programming languages such as Java, C++, Python etc.

Qualifications:

  • 3 + years hands-on experience in Java or C++.

  • Experience in concurrent programming, high throughput, high availability, fault tolerant distributed applications is required.

  • Understanding of relational databases is a must

  • Expertise in building distributed applications using NOSQL technologies like Cassandra, coordination services like Zookeeper.

  • Experience in message oriented middleware architecture is required.

  • Strong analytical and software architecture design skills with an emphasis on test driven development.

  • Experience in programming languages such as Scala, python would be a plus.

  • Experience in using streaming technologies like spark streaming would be a plus.

  • Experience in using Project Management methodologies such as Agile/Scrum

  • Expected to drive growth of the trading platform through performance, stability, usability and new investment product capabilities

  • Effective communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) are required

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or engineering preferred.

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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.