Data Quality Engineering, Associate

at BlackRock in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About this role

Are you interested in building innovative technology that crafts the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a start-up, and solving some of the world’s most exciting challenges? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?

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

We invest and protect over $9 trillion (USD) of assets and have an extraordinary responsibility to our clients all over the world. Our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home, and improve their financial well-being.

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

What are Aladdin Data and Process Engineering?

Data is at the heart of Aladdin and increasingly the ability to consume, store, analyze and gain insight from data has become a key component of our competitive advantage. Aladdin Data team is responsible for the data ecosystem within BlackRock. Our goal is to build and maintain a leading-edge data platform that provides highly available, consistent data of the highest quality for all users of the platform, notably investors, operations teams, and data scientists. We focus on evolving our platform to deliver exponential scale to the firm, powering the future growth of Aladdin.

Process Engineering engineers at BlackRock get to experience working at one of the most recognized financial companies in the world while being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technologies and solutions. Our engineers design and build large scale applications, data pipelines, process integrations for computation processes, and distributed systems. They partner with data and analytics experts to deliver high quality analytical and derived data to our consumers.

Responsibilities include:

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

+ Deliver high efficiency, high availability, concurrent and fault tolerant software systems.

+ Understand and refine business and functional requirements.

+ Significantly contribute to development of Aladdin Data’s Process Engineering platform.

+ Work with product management and business users to define the roadmap for the product.

+ Design and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying issues and roadblocks.

+ Apply validated quality software engineering practices through all phases of development.

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

+ Be a leader with vision and a partner in brainstorming solutions for team productivity, efficiency, guiding and motivating others.

+ Drive a strong culture by bringing principles of inclusion and diversity to the team and setting the tone through specific recruiting, management actions and employee engagement.

+ Providing L2 or L3 support for technical and/or operational issues.


+ B.S. / M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject area

+ 3+ years of relevant experience

Skills and Experience:

+ A proven foundation in core Java and related technologies, with OO skills and design patterns

+ Design and implement microservices-based architectures, ensuring modularity, scalability, and maintainability of the system and work with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes to package and deploy applications consistently across different environments

+ Experience to cloud native technology like Kubernetes, docker, microservices etc.

+ Track record building high quality software with design-focused and test-driven approaches

+ Good hands-on object-oriented programming knowledge in Java, Spring, TypeScript, JavaScript, Microservices, Angular (2.0+).

+ Strong knowledge of Open-Source technology stack (Spring, Hibernate, Maven, JUnit).

+ Advanced knowledge and experience developing and working with relational databases (e.g., MySQL, Sybase) and NoSQL distributed storage technologies (e.g., Cassandra)

+ Great analytical, problem-solving and communication skills

+ Some experience or a real interest in finance, investment processes, and/or an ability to translate business problems into technical solutions.

+ Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Nice to have and opportunities to learn:

+ Python or Golang knowledge

+ Exposure to building microservices and APIs ideally with REST, Kafka or gRPC.

+ Experience working in an agile development team or on open-source development projects.

+ Experience with optimization, algorithms or related quantitative processes.

+ Exposure to high scale distributed technology like Kafka, go, Ignite, Redis

+ Experience with Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud

+ Experience with DevOps and tools like Azure DevOps

+ Experience with AI-related projects/products or experience working in an AI research environment.

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.

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Job Posting: JC256417485

Posted On: Mar 07, 2024

Updated On: Jun 30, 2024

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