Portfolio Management Group - Associate, Data Research & Solutions Specialist

Atlanta, USA
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 15, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Role Title: Data Research & Solutions Specialist

Location: Atlanta

Level: Associate

The Data Strategy & Solutions team, within BlackRock's Active Portfolio Management Group (PMG), is focused on driving the evolution of data research across investments. Our team of business analysts, data engineers and data scientists partner with investment teams across all asset classes to translate data into actionable insights, leveraging innovative alternative data sources and analytical tools.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced technical business analyst, with experience in financial services, to work closely with investors across PMG to understand research interests, assess unique alternative datasets, and implement differentiated data solutions that complement investment styles.

You will be joining a team that deeply shares your passion for data and its potential to positively transform the investment landscape.


You will drive the full lifecycle of data research, including data discovery, assessment, analysis, and implementation of analytical tools to deliver differentiated insights to investors across PMG
  • Engaging investors across a wide range of investment styles to understand objectives, processes and support alpha generation
  • Researching companies, sectors, and macroeconomic themes to determine how alternative data can help build actionable insights
  • Analyzing structured and unstructured data in context of a research thesis
  • Discovering unique datasets, analyzing strengths/weaknesses, and making recommendations on relevant datasets
  • Demonstrating creativity in exploring investment ideas and scoping new data assets
  • Driving innovations across our platform to deliver best in class outcomes

  • 4+ years' experience in a data-centric team or organization
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for investing as well as a continuous desire to learn more about financial markets and alternative data in context of investments
  • Exposure to investment research (sell-side or buy-side) highly desirable
  • Experience managing client expectations and delivering client-defined projects
  • Ability to communicate and align priorities across multiple teams with inspiration and authority
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment on multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience with technical business analysis and stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of Python, SQL (highly preferred)
  • Exposure to Azure, AWS or GCP platforms a plus

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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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