Aladdin Business, Implementation, Associate

Singapore, Singapore
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 09, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

The Aladdin Implementation Group is responsible for the installation and deployment of Aladdin at BlackRock Solutions clients. Aladdin implementations are high profile initiatives which require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in transforming client organizations; a typical Aladdin implementation is at least as much about processes and implementing change as it is about technology. We help clients achieve challenging strategic objectives which range from streamlining operations to integrating business lines to modernizing their overall investment process. BlackRock's implementation model is unique in the sense that we take full responsibility for the client going live on our solution. It also means that we develop a true partnership with our clients that continues to grow post go live.

BlackRock Solutions is expanding its business in the APAC, We are looking for a candidate to work as part of a global team that supports client transformations and implementations. Primarily this will involve managing Interface/Integration channels and Data Conversions but will also require having an overall understanding of the project. During the implementation the candidate will gain a full understanding of the client business needs and design the desired solutions that enable a seamless integration into the clients architecture. The candidate will also be expected to support clients integrating with Aladdin's cloud-based solutions - the Aladdin Data Cloud and Aladdin Compute.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Own and manage the Interfaces Channel and Data Conversion channels within Aladdin Implementation projects
  • Own and manage Aladdin Studio onboardings and support the deployment of Aladdin's cloud-based services and enablement of clients in Aladdin's Data Cloud
  • Liaise with relevant client counterparts, including senior technology managers that are responsible for delivering the required builds
  • Work directly with the client to create the necessary plans and trackers, as well as the coordination of resources and project updates
  • Lead client system future state architecture sessions to drive out project scope and challenges; lead and assist in Interface design and data mappings
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows to ensure the correct interface solutions are utilized
  • Work closely with the client and Aladdin Product Managers to support client development needs
  • Participate in Aladdin business development activities assisting in system validations and due diligence meetings with prospective clients

  • 4-10 years' work experience in the financial services industry; familiarity with buy-side investment management process a plus
  • Outstanding academic achievement, CFA a plus
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities with a hands on approach
  • Past experience in implementing financial management systems at external clients (portfolio/trading systems, risk platforms, operation tools)
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, derivatives)
  • Excellent creative, analytical and computer skills (ability to navigate UNIX, understand scripting code and confident SQL querying, is required).
  • Experience of integrating financial systems using data interfaces and other messaging protocols; experience in cloud-based computing and Snowflake a plus
  • Expected to travel 2-3 days per week, including international opportunities

Nice if you have:
  • Track record of leading successful implementations of investment technology solutions (order/trading systems, risk platforms, operations tools)
  • Working experience in investment risk management, fixed-income, equity and derivative markets and solid understanding of the investment lifecycle.
  • Programming background or experience with query languages desired
  • Served as a provider or market practitioner in the areas of portfolio management, trading, investment operations, investment accounting, risk management, or data warehousing
  • Deep investment subject matter and investment workflow expertise
  • Experience with order management systems, electronic trading platforms, or derivative platforms
  • Understanding of investment risk (e.g., sustainability analytics, market risk analytics)
  • Familiarity with buy-side institutional investment management process
  • Experience with platform integrations (e.g., interfaces, APIs)
  • Line management experience
  • Project management experience (e.g., PMP)
  • MBA, CFA, or FRM preferred
  • SQL, Python, VBA experience 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 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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