Associate, Frontend Software Engineer

San Francisco, USA
Sep 15, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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 $7 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.

Business Unit Overview:

The ETF and Index Investing Group produces iShares®; the world's most comprehensive family of exchange-traded products. We are seeking an ambitious, hardworking developer to complement our Global Analytics team.

The mandate of this team is to build commercially driven tools, underscored by rigorous research, and aligned with our front office needs. Our Global team contains finance professionals, researchers, quants, computer scientists and data analytics engineers.

Our unique team structure enables us to take innovative and commercially relevant ideas, prototype them rapidly, and commercialize them - all within one team. We do so by using the vast array of tools and data available and augmenting with specialized applications suited for rapid prototyping. The team is highly sought after to solve data and analytically intensive challenges and present them in intuitive and visually compelling ways.
Job Purpose/Background:

You are an ambitious hands-on software engineer to work on an exciting Core Analytics platform that powers our client toolsets. Our team is an outstanding group of engineers setting and evolving the technology direction of our upcoming suite of applications for Client Analytics.

You will be passionate about all aspects of enterprise software development - performance, security, usability, and maintainability. As a key member of our team, we encourage you to bring your ideas forward to help shape our technical solutions and to communicate those ideas to senior leaders. This is a terrific opportunity for someone who wants to engage, learn, drive and deliver change on a global scale.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing our web user interface and micro-services that enabling our business to scale, reach more clients, and drive our growth.
We value:
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Hands-on technical skills and leadership
  • Small teams with highly effective technologists
  • Team work, open dialogue, and challenge of the status quo
  • Quality Products, Time to Market, and building infrastructure to help us do both
Product Examples of the EII Analytics team:
  • Analytics that compare the cost and performance of ETFs and other instruments in a container-based environment.
  • Detailed ETF Pre-Trade analytics to guide client trading decisions.
  • Complex Event Processing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of our ETFs in real-time, processing over 1 million operations per second.
  • Text mining and AI to identify market trends and sales opportunities
Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with other software engineers to design and implement our next-generation client analytics platform.
  • Working with designers to implement the state-of-the-art web user interface
  • Collaborate with researchers and Global Market experts to incorporate research and business functions into the analytics platform
  • Participate in team's Agile Iteration/ Scrum Sprint process
  • Coordinate with other team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment - San Francisco, London, New York, and Budapest
Qualifications: Essential
  • 2+ years of experience with AngularJS or React. Ideally someone with Angular Version 2+
  • Proficient in UNIX command-line tools.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development.
  • Strong understanding of container orchestration, deployment, and use of telemetry and metrics to drive operation.
  • Proficient in Java, Python, Golang
  • Any database experience (SQL, stored procedures, and data modeling).
  • Production experience with Redis, Spring boot, Spring batch, REST Web service; Kafka, NoSQL
  • Financial knowledge and/or interest is strongly recommended

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 pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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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