Associate, Alternatives Digital Strategy

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Employer
BlackRock
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 05, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Ref
14771860
Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) is a strategic growth driver for the firm and the Alternatives Digital Strategy (ADS) team within BAI is responsible for delivering scale to fuel this next stage of growth. The team is set on developing the market standard for private markets investment technology across all alternative asset classes.

BlackRock acquired eFront in 2019 to accelerate our alternatives technology capabilities to match the significant demand for alternatives from clients, with the objective to offer investment professionals a single, unified system to better manage their alternative investment portfolios. The ADS team works directly with investors to onboard their investment processes onto eFront, collaborating with colleagues across the firm in BlackRock Solutions (BRS) and the Aladdin Product Group (APG). In addition, ADS works with developers and product managers to continually enhance functionality by designing future technology roadmaps for the eFront + Aladdin product suite. ADS also designs and develops tactical on-desk solutions for critical investment processes that are not in immediate scope for the eFront product suite.

The ADS team is currently seeking an Associate to join our dynamic team to work directly with investment, product development, sales, and operational professionals to digitally transform core business processes and accelerate the digital transformation of BAI's technology.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Lead multiple technology & implementation projects concurrently providing both thought leadership and day to day oversight
  • Engage investment professionals to analyze core business processes and interactions within the organization and look for areas to improve efficiency through a deep understanding of investment teams' needs
  • Inject automation and speed into core business processes by implementing eFront + Aladdin technology, putting critical items on future development roadmaps, or tactically designing desktop technologies
  • Develop a single source of truth by establishing an enterprise data platform; Build data-centric self-service environments so that investment teams spend time on analysis, rather than on data manipulation and quality control
  • Deliver automated ways of interacting with the BAI client community
  • Serve as Digital Advisor to various platform excellence initiatives within the business by driving cross-team collaboration and fostering a culture of innovation using technology


Skills Required
  • 4-6 years' experience working in the alternative investments or financial services industry, specifically in technology, analytics, operations, risk management or data management
  • Advanced degree in the fields of computer science, data science & engineering, finance or accounting. Industry specific certifications (e.g. CFA, CAIA) are preferable
  • Prior experience of managing highly talented and dynamic teams to deliver creative technology solutions
  • Prior experience in the ability to gather, interpret and translate information to build and execute complex digital strategy plans
  • Prior experience in change management, implementing strategic initiatives or technology roadmaps with solid grounding in product management, user engagement and agile methodologies
  • Prior experience in one or many of the following disciplines: alternative investments, software development, data science & engineering, operations & accounting, portfolio analytics and business process reengineering
  • Platform knowledge in eFront, Aladdin or other Private Markets Technology products are preferable
  • Strong technology skills and proficiency with Excel, Python, SQL, Power BI or Tableau is highly preferred


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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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