Vice President, Aperio Full Stack Engineer / Team Lead

San Francisco, USA
Jun 21, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About Aperio

At Aperio (part of BlackRock), our strategies are designed to put our clients' and their clients' interests at the center of our investment advice; to minimize costs and taxes; and to incorporate each client's unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) preferences. We are a purposefully growing quantitative/index-tracking investment management business specializing in managing customized equity portfolios tax efficiently.

At Aperio, 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, Aperio is the place for you.

About this role

The purpose of this role is to serve as a full stack software developer. The focus of the position is developing web applications and working on other components of Aperio's software systems. We are following the Microservices application architecture pattern using React on the front end and Python on the back end, so candidates can expect a lot of Python and JavaScript programming. Aperio practices Agile software development and works in two-week sprints. Therefore, the person in this role will work closely with all other members of the Aperio technology team as well as members of our project management team and end users.

Key responsibilities
  • Fully own our Microservices efforts from interface definition to writing front-end and back-end code to handing them over for deployment in a K8s cluster
  • Design (parts of) the 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 and choice of contemporary technologies and enterprise third-party components
  • Write code that is easily understood and maintainable by other team members
  • Take a lead role on projects and initiatives
  • Mentor and help to grow junior members of the team
  • Keep up to date with developments in technologies Aperio is using
  • Continuously improve Aperio's CI/CD practices
  • Actively participate in recruitment efforts

  • Five-plus years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience leading projects and teams
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals-algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms
  • Advanced knowledge of web development, with a deep understanding of the JavaScript ecosystem
  • Seasoned Python background or related experience with modern object-oriented languages (Java, Scala, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of web-based applications architecture and ways of integrating them with other software systems
  • Experience in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills
  • Talent for communicating and working effectively, supporting various business departments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary 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.

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.
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