Associate, Data Operations

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
03 Jul 2022
15 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About this role

Data & Analytics Solutions within the Data & AI pillar of Technology & Operations drives the continuous transformation of Aladdin's enterprise data platform, manages Aladdin's analytics data assets and their continuous improvement cycle, and leads ongoing data onboarding and solutions for BlackRock businesses and Aladdin clients.

Role Description

Data & Analytics Solutions brings together client and vendor data expertise, market analytics domain knowledge, data science and engineering know-how, latest data management technology, and a team-oriented culture.

An analyst or associate can gain a variety of exposures, from onboarding clients across industries onto Aladdin's best-in-class analytics platform, curating analytics content for a diverse set of investment professionals, working with vendors to master market indices and client data, participating in firm-wide initiatives that develop innovative analytics, to using data science and AI to push the boundary of our operation scale.

  • Lead new client implementation projects, including requirements collection, data acquisition, data mapping and normalization, process testing and automation, and quality control.
  • Partner with multi-functional teams to implement emerging analytics products and design contents, such as climate and private credit analytics
  • Stay abreast of new and evolving market and business requirements to ensure alignment of analytics data management priorities
  • Develop relationships with external data providers including, but not limited to custodians, investment managers, index vendors, and other institutional data providers
  • Partner with modeling teams on model deployment agenda, testing, client validation process to enhance user adoption of BlackRock Solution's quantitative financial models and analytics
  • Provide analytics data and platform expertise in response to evolving business needs, market events, regulatory changes, and new financial products
  • Provide Level 2 / Level 3 support to service and operation functions on solving complex problems and driving continuous improvement
  • Design data quality checks and performance metrics to assess data health, detect deficiencies, identify analytics model and platform improvement opportunities
  • Work with analytics & modeling development teams to ensure new content meets business requirements and our data quality policy

  • Bachelor's Degree, with preference to business fields such as Finance, Accounting, or Economics, or technical degrees such as Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering
  • A "Student of the Markets" mentality: Intellectually curious and a passion for learning about the global financial markets, the investment management business, and risk management analytics
  • Relentless desire for understanding how processes work. Creativity in solving unconventional problems. An entrepreneurial drive to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Strong analytical skills: An ability to acquire knowledge about Aladdin's proprietary models, including fixed income analytics, multi-asset investment analytics, value-at-risk (VaR), and performance attribution
  • An outstanding teammate able to work in an innovative and fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with an ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to different audiences
  • Track record of successfully handling and completing large and complex projects
  • Comfort with technical tools such as SQL, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Unix commands, Hadoop, Spark SQL, Tableau, and etc.
  • Knowledgeable of fixed income, equity, and derivative instruments, a plus
  • Experience with Aladdin or other investment management platform, a plus

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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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