eTrading Software Engineer Associate

Atlanta, USA
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 17, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

What team will you be on?

As one of the largest asset managers, Blackrock needs to be careful around how it enters and exits investments so as not to move the market or erode its alpha. BlackRock also needs to have tools to handle the increasing size and scale of our trades optimally. It also needs to apply electronic trading to markets where it's not yet prevalent. Blackrock's answer to this problem is its unique eTrading team and its implementation of electronic trading strategies.

We use a highly customized version of a third-party vendor product to implement trading signals and strategies for the Equity and Fixed Income/FX trading teams. This is a high profile group where we are in a position to directly impact the performance of our funds by providing tools for traders to make intelligent decisions on trade timing and strategies. Working market hours and sitting on the trading floor, eTrading team members are very close to the excitement of the markets.

Why is your role important?

We are seeking a new member to join the eTrading team to not only help us support and improve our electronic trading application, but also to continue to develop innovative tools for our traders. We are looking to expand across additional asset classes as well as growing the depth of our analytics. The job requires a strong technical background as well as a basic understanding of financial markets.

What will you be doing?
  • Collaborate with traders to improve trading ecosystem by coming up with creative ideas and discussing new feature requests, issues and resolution
  • Handle project's priorities, delivery and trading desks' expectation
  • Work with global teams to design, develop, and integrate trading analytics, and real-time trading tools into the trading platform
  • Provide real-time support for our real time trading platform for equities, futures, fixed income and FX
  • Design and implement test plan, debugging and defining corrective actions for our tools.
  • Design and develop innovative solutions to sophisticated problems, identifying issues and roadblocks around support, testing and development effort

What are we looking for?
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems & information retrieval
  • Proficiency with object-oriented and/or functional programming languages such as Java/C++/Python/Scala
  • Proven understanding in Linux/Unix, Perl, Shell Scripting and databases
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with "big data" environments a plus
  • Experience building stream based analytics using as Spark or Kafka Streaming a plus
  • Experience with FIX protocol desirable
  • Basic understanding of financial markets for FX, Equities, Futures & Fixed Income

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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