Software Engineer, Associate

at BlackRock in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


About this role

What is Aladdin?

The Aladdin® product unites the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real-time at every step in the investment process. Aladdin enables organizations to communicate better, work smarter, see clearer, and move faster in a changing landscape. Aladdin combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making and create connective tissue for thousands of users investing worldwide.

What is the Aladdin Product Group?

At the heart of BlackRock, the largest investment management firm in the world is the Aladdin Product Group. Being a member of the Aladdin Product Group means working with the industry’s thought leaders to build innovative and forward-looking products that shape the financial markets. The Aladdin Product Group creates next-generation technology that changes the way information, people, and technology intersect for global investment firms. We build and package tools that manage trillions in assets, support millions of financial instruments and their risk calculations and process millions of financial transactions for thousands of users every day worldwide.

Business Overview:

The Production Operations Group is responsible for monitoring, supporting, and administering production environments for all BlackRock businesses (including subsidiaries and BlackRock Solutions clients) acting as a first responder relative to troubleshooting, problem resolution, and escalation. The scope of responsibility covers business-critical batch workloads, real-time / interactive processing, data transfer services, application on-boarding and upgrades, and recovery procedures. The Group provides continuous (7×24×365) on-site and On-Call support from multiple locations around the globe. Additional responsibilities include developing more cost effective and predictable methods for supporting a growing technology infrastructure and working with internal Development Groups to manage application changes as they are released to production environments.

Collaborating with skilled professionals across the globe and managing a broad range of technologies and applications, the Production Operations Group delivers service quality and excellence through teamwork, innovating operational processes, and being part of the One BlackRock culture

Role Responsibility

+ Designing, coding, testing, and supporting reliable, robust software applications and services with high-quality standards.

+ Toolset Development: Create, maintain, and enhance system tools and applications that make the team and our platform more efficient.

+ Performing code reviews and providing timely feedback to other engineers.

+ Collaborating with product owners and stakeholder on the right units of work to be included sprint planning.

+ Communications: Engage in clear and concise communications both verbally and in writing. Ability to represent team in calls with different stakeholders and gather feedback to be relayed back to other developers in the team.

+ Problem Determination/Resolution: Supporting and troubleshooting both batch processing and workload automation products to ensure the high availability of the Aladdin Environment

+ Good to have – Project Management and Analysis capability. Ability to plan and execute projects working collaboratively with end users (which may include Development teams and business-side managers) is useful.

+ Uses various tools such as Splunk, AppDynamics, Prometheus/Grafana to conduct analysis on system performance, root cause diagnostics, and systems’/applications’ design to understand and improve the operating quality of production environments


+ 3 + years of industry experience in an development and or engineering role

+ Experience in Python, Core Java (Spring Framework) and Perl

+ Experience in delivering Server Side (back-end) applications built with clean coding

+ Experience with object-oriented design patterns

+ Experience with dev ops tools like Git, Maven, Jenkins, Azure DevOps

+ Experience with Agile development concepts and related tools

+ Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and learn quickly

+ Excellent communication and presentation skills

+ Ability to work under pressure and take ownership of the deliveries

+ Ability to work with teams across geography

+ Possess a positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

+ Be curious and flexible, pay keen attention to detail, use critical thinking and drive innovation

+ Continually learn new technologies

+ A degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering or someone with similar experience

Good to have:

+ Exposure to cloud ecosystems such as AWS or Azure(preferred)

+ Developer with exposure to experience in Hadoop, Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, Zookeeper.

+ Ability to use Splunk, AppDynamics, Prometheus/Grafana to perform application analysis.

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.

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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Job Posting: JC189317101

Posted On: Aug 05, 2021

Updated On: Nov 30, 2021